Frequent question: Who started saying bet?

It was a street language among the blacks in Brooklyn and Bronx in the 1980’s when gangsters and drugs were the order of the day. The word “Bet” used to mean a confirmed deal or a done deal as in the phrase “You Bet”. It possibly comes from contracting abetment to ‘bet’ in the 1500s.

Where did the slang bet come from?

Where does bet come from? The slang bet appears to come from the everyday word bet, “a wager” or “to risk something of value.” By the 1850s, we were saying You bet! as an affirmative exclamation with the sense of “Indeed!” This expression has the underlying notion of You can bet that it is so or That’s a bet.

What is bet short for?


Acronym Definition
BET Black Entertainment Television
BET Between
BET Basic Education and Training
BET Biomedical Equipment Technology (various schools)

Is Bet New York slang?

Hear someone say bet? In New York, it’s usually not because they are trying to make an actual bet with you. Instead, the word “bet” is usually used by itself and means ok, good, let’s do it or no doubt. You would use bet as a reply to someone.

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What does YEET mean?

Oof: an exclamation used to sympathize with someone else’s pain or dismay, or to express one’s own. Snack: (Slang) a sexy and physically attractive person; hottie. Yeet: an exclamation of enthusiasm, approval, triumph, pleasure, joy, etc.

Whats Gucci mean in slang?

Gucci is used as an adjective generally to mean “fancy, very fashionable“; “good, fine”; “great, excellent.”

What does no cap mean?

No Cap/Capping: Cap is another word for lie. Saying “no cap” means that you aren’t lying, or if you say someone is “capping,” then you are saying they are lying. … Another way of saying swag.

How do you respond to OK bet?

How do you respond to an alright bet? Thank you! It slang for alright or confirming something.

Why do people say bet?

Although “bet” usually means to risk something or feel sure about something, it is now commonly used as a brief response. “Bet” is now used as a positive, laidback synonym for “OK.” For example, if someone asks if you’re coming to dinner later, you might simply respond by nodding and saying, “Bet.”

Has a white person ever won a BET award?

Sam Smith is so far the only Caucasian artist to have won the award, winning it in 2015.

What does bhet mean in texting?

BHET — Bis(2-hydroxyethyl) Terephthalate. BHET — Bar Harbor End Table. BHET — Bis 2-Hydroxyethyl Terephthalate. BHET — Beroepsvereniging Holistisch Energetisch Therapeut.

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