What Does DTT Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

DTT means "Don't Touch That."

More Observations...

The abbreviation DTT is given as an order not to touch something or someone. This could be because doing so would be dangerous, inappropriate or could result in damage to the item. DTT is also used figuratively to mean "Don't broach that subject." In this meaning, it is similar to DEGT (Don't Even Go There). Of interest, "Don't Touch That" is a hip hop/rap track released in 1999 by Group X.

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When I write DTT, I mean this:

meaning of DTT

DTT is an order not to touch something or someone.

Summary of Key Points

"Don't Touch That" is, by far, the most common meaning for DTT 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 Touch That
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of DTT in Sentences

Here are examples of DTT in conversations:
  • Richard: What's this old thing?
  • Jeff: DTT it's a priceless antique, which could break at any moment.
  • Harry: Yuk, look at that big scab on your knee.
  • Will: DTT. I don't want to talk about it.

An Academic Look at DTT

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Dee Tee Dee"), DTT is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words. DTT is used as an imperative (i.e., an order).

Example of DTT Used in a Text

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