What Does TLC Mean?

TLC means "Tender Loving Care". The abbreviation TLC is used to describe the act of giving or receiving kindness and affection. If a person is referred to as "needing some TLC" it means they are emotionally down and are in of kindness to lift their spirits.

Of note, if an object is described as needing TLC it usually means it is in a state of disrepair and needs renovating.

Summary of Key Points

Definition for TLC

TLC means "Tender Loving Care". This is the most common definition for TLC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and, as well as in text messages and chat forums.

Definition:Tender Loving Care
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write TLC, I mean this:

meaning of TLC
TLC (Tender Loving Care) means showing someone or something kindness and affection.


Examples of TLC in Sentences

Here are examples of TLC being used in conversations:
  • Louis: My car is just a heap of dirt and rust.
  • Will: You don't look after it. Give it some TLC and it'll be fine.
  • Helena: I've got no friends. I'm ugly and fat too.
  • Babs: Sounds like you need some TLC.

An Academic Look at TLC

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

Example of TLC Used in a Text

Using TLC on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Tinder)


See Also

ARK (Act Of Random Kindness) YATK (You Are Too Kind) ICAY (I Care About You) TC (Take Care) TCCIC (Take Care 'Cause I Care) TCFN (Take Care For Now) ILU (I Love You) ILYAAF (I Love You As A Friend) ILYAM (I Love You As A Mate) JLY (Jesus Loves You) LUA (Love You Always) Digital Dating Abbreviations, Acronyms & Slang Terms