“BBM” to be included in Collins English Dictionary


It has been recently announced that BBM, the short term for Research in Motion’s BlackBerry Messenger app, will be included in the latest edition of the Collins English Dictionary.

Here’s the definition of BBM, according to Collins:

abbreviation for

1. BlackBerry Messenger: an instant messaging application for BlackBerry devices


2. a message sent or received using BlackBerry Messenger


3. to send a message using BlackBerry Messenger

“The inclusion of BBM in the Collins English dictionary recognizes its status as one of the world’s most popular mobile social networks, says T.A. McCann, Vice President, BBM and Social Communities at RIM. “We’re honoured that a word used daily by millions of our customers has been officially welcomed into the English language,” he adds.

We can’t wait to see what other social networking terms will make their way into the dictionary in the future. What do you think? Share your thoughts by commenting below!