A lot of people do get confused with the SBWL meaning in chat and in this previous post we explained the entire meaning of SBWL and its origins.
If you read it already, you would know by now that it is a Xhosa word popularised by Xhosa gay men on Twitter, and it simply went viral. Now everyone in Mzansi (make, female, trans, straight, gay, and more) use the word.
According to Urban Dictionary, it means to desire, yearn or crave for something (but as you know in most cases, it is someone).
SBWL Meaning in Chat/Texting
This simply means someone is craving something, someplace or something. For example, a straight man can say in Xhosa
Andisayibaweli (sabaweli/sbwl) DJ Maphorisa.
That’s all to know about the slang meaning.