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BBS

Meaning 1 Be back soon
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BBS means be back soon. The acronym is often used in online chat to let another person know you are stepping away from the computer, but will return shortly.

BBS is similar to the BRB, BBL, and BBIAB acronyms, which are all used to tell a person that you are leaving but will be back at a later time. The BBS acronym may also refer to a "Bulletin board system," which was an early way to communicate with computers using a modem and a phone line connection.

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"I have to pick up the kids now, bbs!"
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Updated June 30, 2016
Meaning 2 Bulletin board system
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An acronym that generally refers to the older dial-up connection locations that allowed users to login using a terminal program to post messages, share data, and to read news.

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"Remember that BBS back in high school where we downloaded all those shareware games?
Ya, that place doesn't even exist anymore."
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Updated May 19, 2014

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