The acronym “BDN” can be used to stand for many technical phrases or titles, but its most common usage is as a sort of joke. If you have recently encountered this acronym and have come here looking for its meaning, then you have come to the right place. In this entry, you will find the meaning of this acronym, information about its origin if those details are available, and some other meanings. You will also have the opportunity to read through some conversation examples to better understand the meaning of this term. Finally, you will see some synonyms that you can use to substitute this acronym and the phrase it stands for in a conversation.
What Does “BDN” Mean?
This acronym is most frequently used on the internet and in text messaging to relay the statement “busy doing nothing.” This means that a person is making themselves seem like they are busy doing something when they in fact are idle and not doing anything at all.
Origin of “BDN”
There is no specific origin information available concerning the origin of this acronym or the phrase it represents.
Like most acronyms, this one can be used to represent some other more technical phrases as well that are typically used in specific context. Some other phrases/titles that this acronym can stand for are “broadband data networks,” “builder date network,” “bachelor’s degree in nursing,” “business development network,” and “bulk data network.”
A discussion between two friends via text message.
- Friend 1: Hey, Kat! What are you up to?
- Friend 2: I’m busy.
- Friend 1: Busy doing what? Are you doing your homework?
- Friend 2: No, that’s been done. I am BDN.
- Friend 1: BDN?
- Friend 2: Yeah, you know… busy doing nothing! LOL!
An online discussion between two users on Twitter.
- User 1: What is everyone up to tonight?
- User 2: I am BDN!
- User 1: I wish I was doing nothing. I have so much to do my head is spinning, but I am procrastinating online.
Synonyms of “BDN”
There are many alternative ways to say the same thing during discussion. Some synonymous phrases you could use instead include:
- busy twiddling my thumbs
- busy doing nada
- busy relaxing