What Does KMT Mean?

KMT means "Kiss My Teeth."

The abbreviation KMT is typically used with the meaning "Kiss My Teeth" to express emotions such as disdain, disgust, anger or annoyance, either genuine or feigned. When used humorously, KMT is similar in meaning to abbreviations such as GFAK (Go Fly a Kite) and GJOAC (Go Jump off a Cliff).

The saying "Kiss My Teeth" is widely used throughout the USA and the UK. It is thought to have its origins in Jamaican slang.

Here's an amusing video demonstrating various uses of KMT.

Summary of Key Points

"Kiss My Teeth" is the most common definition for KMT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Kiss My Teeth
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for KMT

When I write KMT, I mean this:

meaning of KMT
KMT is not actually an invitation to a kiss.


Examples of KMT in Sentences

Here are examples of KMT being used in conversations:
  • Lauren: Would you mind taking the dog for a walk? It's too cold for me out tonight.
  • Lee: What? It's your dog! KMT!
  • Rob: Do you want to go out with me?
  • Billie: KMT, loser!

An Academic Look at KMT

"Kiss My Teeth" is an idiom that is typically used as an imperative (i.e., an order). It is an example of figurative language. Figurative language uses similes, metaphors, hyperbole, and personification to describe something, whereas literal language says exactly what it means.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "Kiss My Teeth" instead of using the abbreviation KMT.

Example of KMT Used in a Text


See Also

DUSTY (ugly) GOMB (get off my back) GAC (get a clue) GAL (get a life) GIT (go away!) GYT (get yourself tested) LTP (lost the plot)