BBW

1. What does BBW stand for?

Big beautiful women

BBW is an acronym for "big beautiful women," which refers to "plus-size" women. The term comes from the BBW magazine, which was created by Carole Shaw in 1979.

The acronym is part of a positive body image movement aimed at encouraging women to be more natural and proud of their bodies. It is part of the message that women don't have to be small to be beautiful.

Example

"There are several BBW on that new reality TV show."
February 1989 issue of BBW magazine

February 1989 issue of BBW magazine

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Last Updated: October 25, 2017

2. What does BBW stand for?

Be back whenever

Typically used when leaving an online chat session; a little more ambiguous than BRB or BBIAB.

Example

"Well, I have to go do some shopping now. BBW."

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Last Updated: January 22, 2014

3. What does BBW stand for?

Big black women

Sometimes confused with "big beautiful women."

Example

"That new movie has a lot of BBW in it."

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Last Updated: October 9, 2013

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