What Does TC Mean?

TC means "Take Care". The abbreviation TC is often used when saying goodbye to someone as an additional expression of affection. It is used to signify concern for a person's wellbeing.

Of note, TC was also an abbreviated name given to a popular cartoon character "Top Cat". This was an animated television series made by the Hanna-Barbera studios that first ran from September 27, 1961 on the ABC network.

Summary of Key Points

"Take Care" is the most common definition for TC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Definition:Take Care
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write TC, I mean this:

meaning of TC
TC means "Take Care" and is used to add affection to "goodbye".


Examples of TC in Sentences

Here are examples of TC being used in conversations:
  • Maria: I'm off to the pub.
  • Hilary: Ok. TC.
  • Andrew: I'm going to borrow a load of money and buy a racehorse.
  • Barry: Are you sure? TC. Watch out for lame ducks.

An Academic Look at TC

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

TC can be used as an interjection (in other words, not grammatically related to any other part of the sentence). TC can also alone as an imperative, usually as a sign-off in a conversation.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "mind how you go" or "safe travels" instead of TC.

Example of TC Used in a Text


See Also

ICAY (I Care About You) TCB (Taking Care Of Business) TCCIC (Take Care 'Cause I Care) TCFN (Take Care For Now) TCGB (Take Care, God Bless) TCOY (Take Care Of Yourself) GBFN (Goodbye For Now) PEACE (Goodbye) SLAN (Goodbye)