What Does DTN Mean?

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The Quick Answer

DTN means "Don't Trust Nobody."

More Observations...

The abbreviation DTN is typically used by people with relationship issues with the meaning "Don't trust Nobody," when posting about their bitter experience on social media, especially TikTok. DTN is usually preceded by a hashtag (#) For example:
  • When you think you have a friend for life then find out the truth. #DTN.
  • Apparently, we were "on a break." #DTN.
The same sentiment is often expressed with the abbreviations DTA ("Don't Trust Anyone"), DTB ("Don't Trust Bitches/Boys"), and TNO ("Trust No One"). DTN is sometimes made more emphatic with the addition of the numeronym 4L ("For Life"), i.e., DTN4L, meaning "Don't trust Nobody For Life".

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When I write DTN, I mean this:

meaning of DTN

"Don't Trust Nobody"

Summary of Key Points

"Don't Trust Nobody" is, by far, the most common meaning for DTN when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:Don't Trust Nobody
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Example of DTN Used in a Text

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