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Meaning of TBT

What Does TBT Mean?

TBT means "Truth Be Told". Similar to "To Be Honest" and "To Be Fair", it is used when admitting something you might otherwise lie about. TBT is not to be confused with #TBT - a social media hashtag meaning "Throwback Thursday".
Summary of Key Points

Definition for TBT

TBT means "Truth Be Told". This is the most common definition for TBT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about TBT:

Definition:Truth Be Told
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
An Image for TBT
When I write TBT, I mean this:

meaning of TBT
The image shows a man swearing on the bible.

Examples of TBT in Sentences

Here are examples of TBT being used in conversations:
  • Person A: Have you heard Chris's new band?
  • Person B: Yeah but TBT it's not my thing.
  • Person A: TBT I actually quite like her.
  • Person B: Wish I could say the same!

An Academic Look at TBT

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

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "To Be Honest" instead of TBT.

A Text with TBT

Using TBT on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)


Popular Themes on Cyber Definitions