I. abbreviation

‹trademark› BlackBerry Messenger, an instant messaging application installed on BlackBerry mobile devices.
II. noun

an instant message that is sent or received using BlackBerry Messenger

he just sent me a BBM to remind me.
III. verb [with obj.]

1. send (someone) an instant message using BlackBerry Messenger

I BBM him every once in a while.
– origin early 21st cent.: from the initial letters of BlackBerry Messenger, from BlackBerry, the proprietary name of the mobile devices on which the messaging application is installed (see BlackBerry).

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