What Does CMHAHTD Mean in a Text?

CMHAHTD means "Cross My Heart And Hope To Die." The abbreviation CMHAHTD represents an oath made by making the sign of the cross over one's chest in order to demonstrate sincerity, reinforced by the claim that the sender would rather die than not tell the truth.

CMHAHTD is typically used to vouch for the veracity of a statement, e.g., "I will be back by 10 o'clock. CMHAHTD."

Of note, according to, the saying "Cross My Heart And Hope To Die" featured in a poem during the concluding scenes of the "Lisa's Sax" episode of The Simpsons cartoon:

"Cross my heart and hope to die,
Here's the digits that make pi,

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When I write CMHAHTD, I mean this:

meaning of CMHAHTD

CMHAHTD promises sincerity.

Summary of Key Points

"Cross My Heart and Hope to Die" is the most common definition for CMHAHTD on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Cross My Heart and Hope to Die
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of CMHAHTD in Sentences

Here is an example of CMHAHTD being used in a joke:
  • CMHAHTD I can totally keep secrets. It's the people I tell them to that can't.

An Academic Look at CMHAHTD

CMHAHTD is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters. However, as the abbreviation CMHAHTD is typically used for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech, it is not often uttered using its letters.

Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I swear" or "I promise" instead of using the abbreviation CMHAHTD.

Example of CMHAHTD Used in a Text

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