What does NYB stand for?

Not your business

When someone uses the term NYB, they’re telling you that something is “not your business.” This abbreviation is typically used when a person wants to signal that you’re digging too deeply into their personal matters.

Other similar slang terms that are often used in conjunction with NYB include BO (back off), GL (get lost), and hop off. In more serious situations, BTFO (back the f*** off) might be used to firmly end the conversation.

If you find yourself on the receiving end of NYB, you have a few options. If you agree that the subject matter isn’t any of your concern, you can reply with NOMBR. However, if you feel differently, you might decide to keep pushing and stay involved in the person’s business.

Example for using ‘NYB’ in a conversation

Hey, did you hear about what happened at the party last night?


Come on, tell me! I want the juicy details! πŸ™ƒ

Back off, it’s NYB! πŸ˜’