What does BBW mean?

You’d be forgiven for thinking that BBW is an abbreviation for Big Beautiful Women, and we’ve no problem with that. For us, #BBW stands for Best Bingo Websites, where you’ll find big beautiful offers on where to play bingo at the best bingo sites in the UK!

You will see that our logo clearly shows the letters “BBW” with the strapline Best Bingo Websites, so no, not about larger women or fetishes for chubby ladies, sorry!

However, you will find the aptly named bingo brand Two Fat Ladies review on our website, which couldn’t be more fitting if we tried!

What does Wikipedia say?

What we do know is, the term #BBW is a euphemism for an overweight woman, according to Wikipedia, and was coined by a woman called Carole Shaw way back in 1979 when she first published a fashion and lifestyle magazine called BBW Magazine aimed at “plus-size” women. See Wikipedia for more on this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Beautiful_Woman

The article on Wikipedia also suggests the term “BBW” was probably first used by the magazine, and nowadays, women who had never heard of the phrase are now referring to themselves as BBWs! Well, here at BestBingoWebsites, if you’re a BBW you are more than welcome and we’re sure you’ll love our site Best Bingo Websites!

There’s also a “fat acceptance movement” and the term BBW is used as a positive euphemism by those involved with it, according to the article on Wikipedia.

The abbreviation BBW is also used in online dating websites and personal ads, making reference or indeed preference to women of the plus size category.

Other sources for BBW

Unsurprisingly there’s a lot of websites which are dedicated to Big Beautiful Women and their denouncement of the fitness and dieting industry, in an attempt to encourage women to stay just as they are and not conform to what society considers mainstream. Love yourself as you are is what we say, small or tall, fat or thin!

The term BBW has several other “near-synonyms” which may or may not be open to interpretation, depending on your preference including “Full-Figured”, “Voluptuous” and “Rubenesque”.

Variations on BBW

Other variants to BBW include the acronym BBBW which, according to sources across the internet, depending on what you search for, refers to “Big Beautiful Black Woman”.

Another variant is SSBBW, which means “Super-Size Big Beautiful Woman”, but there seems to be much debate on a what the definition for a Super-Size Big Beautiful Woman actually is. If you’d like to enlighten us, please leave us a comment on your thoughts!

Nickie Shute

Nickie Shute

Editor in Chief

Nickie Shute is the Editor in Chief of Best Bingo Websites and a leading expert in online bingo.

Nickie has been writing and contributing to the online bingo world for over 15 years and cut her teeth writing for bingo affiliate websites, as well as owning her own white- label bingo site.