What does RUB stand for?

Are you back

RUB is a slang term you’ll often spot in online chats or text messages. It’s short for “are you back”, usually used to ask someone if they’ve returned to their previous activity.

You might be thinking, isn’t it obvious that they’re back if they’re able to answer the question? Well, there are scenarios where RUB comes in handy, like querying if a person has gotten back home or reached their workplace, especially when you’re not physically present to confirm.

As RUB is actually a word itself, it can be puzzling to those who aren’t familiar with this slang term. So, think twice before dropping it in a conversation with someone who may not understand it. After all, if you have to explain what it means, it kind of beats using the slang in the first place.

Example for using ‘RUB’ in a conversation

Hey, are you back? πŸ€”

Yeah, just got home! 🏠

Awesome! RUB? πŸ˜„

Yep, I’m back at my desk. Ready to work! πŸ’ͺ