What Does TTYTT Mean?

TTYTT means "To Tell You The Truth." It is similar TBH (To Be Honest), but is far less common.

TTYTT is typically used as a caveat to protect the author from an overly candid statement. In other words, when people start a conversation with TTYTT, they feel this gives them licence to be hurtful or overly critical. However, like TBH, TTYTT can also be used less aggressively, i.e. used as a benign, relatively meaningless phrase with a meaning similar to "If I'm honest..."

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When I write TTYTT, I mean this: meaning of TTYTT TTYTT is very similar to TBH (To Be Honest).

Summary of Key Points

"To Tell You the Truth" is the most common definition for TTYTT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:To Tell You the Truth
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of TTYTT in Sentences

Here are examples of TTYTT being used in conversations:
  • Charlie: Do you like my new haircut?
  • Jordan: TTYTT, I think it looks like a bad wig.
  • (Here, TTYTT is being used like a licence to be hurtful.)
  • Charlie: How are you today?
  • Jordan: TTYTT, I'm shattered.
  • (Here, TTYTT is being used in a benign way.)

An Academic Look at TTYTT

TTYTT is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Tee Tee Why Tee Tee). (NB: Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.)

Of interest, TTYTT is a palindromic abbreviation. This means its letters read the same backwards as they do forwards. This adds to its appeal.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "To be absolutely honest with you" or "I can't tell a lie" instead of TTYTT.

Example of TTYTT Used in a Text


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