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What Does BET Mean in Texting? (Examples)

What Does BET Mean In Texting? People started using texting abbreviations and acronyms mainly for two reasons. First, it saved time; second, users could add only a specific number of characters in a message. With time, the shorthand version of words became set in texting and internet culture.  Now, more people use acronyms and texting abbreviations when chatting or sending messages. The trend is also prevalent in social media posts and comments among users. Among others, BET is one of the most commonly used words among users who text a lot.

What does BET mean in texting?

In texting, “bet” or BET means to agree on a topic between two sides. It means “cool,” “alright,” “okay,” “for sure,” “definitely,” “I’m down,” and words that indicate agreement or confirmation about something. It comes from the phrase “I bet.”

People probably use it often because it sounds cool, according to them, or because it’s easier to type it.

See also: What does MB mean in texting?

Alternative Meanings

While “BET” or “bet” means all the things mentioned above in texting, in standard English, it means wager, stake, or gamble.

It also stands for:

  • Black Entertainment Television
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology
  • Basic Education and Training
  • Basic Execution Time

Examples Of BET In A Text Exchange

Here’s how people use BET in chats and texting. 

Example One:

Susan: “Are you up for a movie and dinner tonight?”

Lisa: “Bet!”

Example Two:

Jeff: “I’ll complete the assignment by midnight.”

Matt: “Bet! you will!”

What Does BET Mean When A Girl Texts It To Me?

When a girl texts “BET” to you, it obviously means “for sure,” “okay,” or “cool,” depending on the chat. Unlike some other acronyms, BET means to agree or confirm, so you don’t have to think too much.

Related: What does P mean in texting?

What Does BET Mean When A Guy Texts It To Me?

Since BET means “okay,” “cool’ and “for sure,” and to confirm something, it’s the same when a guy texts “BET” to you. As in the example above, he is in agreement with whatever you asked or stated. 

Does BET Mean The Same In Texting As It Does On Social Media?

Yes, “BET” means the same on social media and texting. Someone may say “BET” to imply approval or confirm something. However, if you’re discussing some other topic, it may also mean one of the things mentioned earlier. 

For example, if the topic is on Black Entertainment Television, “BET” may refer to that. Or, if you’re texting about academics, it may indicate Bachelor of Engineering Technology if that’s your topic of discussion.


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Ryan Sanderson (LCSW) Ryan is a game and relationship enthusiast who enjoys all things quizzes, games, fun, love, relationships, and family. He's a licensed social worker and helps families, couples, and children in need. He's spoken about love and relationships on Salon.com, Forbes, and Mirror, to name a few.

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