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Abbreviations Quiz

Quiz: Can you guess these abbreviations?

  1. The word bus, as in road vehicle designed to carry many passengers, is a shortened form of what word?
  2. What does BFF stand for?
  3. What does the intials B.Y.O.B. stand for?
  4. What do the letters stand for in the car classification SUV?

  5. The word wig is short for what archaic word?
  6. What intials do you often find on a wedding invitation which comes from the French for "please reply"?
  7. On Internet chat what does the written abbreviation ROFL mean?
  8. The era in which we live, AD, is actually an abbreviation for what?
  9. What does the text or chat abbreviation FOMO mean?
  10. What does HSBC stand for?
  11. What is the word 'smart' in Smart Cars an abbreviation for?
  12. JCB is a manufacturer of construction equipment founded in 1945, what does the 'B' stand for?
  13. Which English county is often called Salop?
  14. In the automotive company FIAT, whad does the letter 'T' stand for?
  15. GIF is a computer bit image, what does GIF stand for?
  16. What is 'memo' short for?
  17. An American's equivalent of a post code is a ZIP code - what does "ZIP" stand for?
  18. What does the abbreviation TGIF stand for?
  19. What would you see the completely automated public turing test to tell computers and humans apart abbreviated to on the Internet?
  20. Referring to a young adult, what is the meaning of the fairly new abbreviation of NEET?
  21. What do the intials 'B' and 'M' stand for in the British high street store, B&M?
  22. What does QVC stand for in the UK television shopping channel?


  1. Omnibus
  2. Best Friends Forever
  3. Bring your own bottle
  4. Sport utility vehicle
  5. Periwig
  6. R.S.V.P.
  7. Rolling on the floor laughing
  8. Anno Domini, or "The Year of Our Lord"
  9. Fear of missing out
  10. Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
  11. Swatch Mercedes Art
  12. Bamford (Joseph Cyril Bamford)
  13. Shropshire
  14. Turin (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, which translates to "Italian automobile factory of Turin")

  15. Graphics Interchange Format
  16. Memorandum
  17. Zone Improvement Plan
  18. Thank God It’s Friday
  20. Not in education, employment or training
  21. Billington and Mayman
  22. Quality Value Convenience