What Does DTMWTD Mean in a Text?

DTMWTD means "Don't Tell Me What to Do." The abbreviation DTMWTD refers to a phrase used to dispute an order or request from another person. It is an abrupt response, often delivered in anger or frustration.

Of interest, "Don't Tell Me What to Do" is a song written by Harlan Howard and Max D. Barnes, recorded by American country music artist Pam Tillis and released in December 1990.

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When I write DTMWTD, I mean this:

meaning of DTMWTD

DTMWTD meaning "Don't Tell Me What To Do" will let someone know you're not going to do ask they ask.

Summary of Key Points

"Don't Tell Me What to Do" is the most common definition for DTMWTD on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Don't Tell Me What to Do
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of DTMWTD in Sentences

Here are examples of DTMWTD being used in conversations:
  • Maria: Make me a cup of tea. I'm too busy to do it myself.
  • Kim: DTMWTD. You haven't done anything all day. You're just being lazy.
  • Maria: That's true. I just thought I'd see if you'd noticed.
  • Martin: Don't eat any more of that cake.
  • Lynne: That's hilarious. You've just eaten three slices so DTMWTD.

An Academic Look at DTMWTD

DTMWTD is typically used as an imperative (i.e., an order).

Example of DTMWTD Used in a Text

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