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What Does TBT Mean?TBT means "Throwback Thursday" and "Truth Be Told."
Throwback ThursdayWhen preceded by a hashtag (i.e., typed #TBT), the abbreviation TBT usually means "Throwback Thursday." #TBT is often used on social media platforms, such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, to label nostalgic posts, especially images.
Truth Be ToldTBT is also widely used with the meaning "Truth Be Told" to preface a confession or a statement that may be controversial or hurtful. In this respect, TBT is similar to the abbreviation TBH (To Be Honest).
Image for TBTWhen I write TBT, I mean this:
TBT also means "Throwback Thursday."
Summary of Key Points
First Definition of TBT"Throwback Thursday" is the most common definition for TBT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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Second Definition of TBT"Truth Be Told" is another common definition for TBT.
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Examples of TBT in SentencesHere are examples of TBT being used in conversations:
- Jo: #TBT. Check out this pic!
- Sam: LOL. I can't believe we went out dressed like that! (Here TBT means "Throwback Thursday.")
- Chris: Have you met my boyfriend?
- Tom: Yeah. Seems a nice guy.
- Chris: TBT, he's soon going to be my ex-boyfriend. (Here TBT means "Truth Be Told.")
An Academic Look at TBTAs 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 Say before Texting and Social Media?Before the digital era, we would have just said "Truth Be Told" instead of using TBT.
Example of TBT Used in a Text
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