What Does DEGT Mean in a Text?

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DEGT means "Don't Even Go There." The idiom "Don't Even Go There," which can also be seen in the shorter form DGT (Don't Go There), essentially means "let's change the subject." It can have the following the nuances:
  • I don't want to talk about that because you won't believe what I have to say.
  • Don't try that on me.
  • Let's avoid that at all cost.

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When I write DEGT, I mean this:

meaning of DEGT

DEGT means "change the subject."

Summary of Key Points

"Don't Even Go There" is the most common definition for DEGT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Don't Even Go There
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of DEGT in Sentences

Here are examples of DEGT being used in conversations:
  • Tony: So, how was your holiday?
  • Jordan: Honestly, DEGT!
  • (Here, DEGT means "I don't want to talk about that because you won't believe what I have to say," i.e. the holiday was a disaster.)
  • Tony: I'm going to post your letter on Facebook.
  • Jordan: DEGT.
  • (Here, DEGT means "Don't try that with me.")
  • Tony: I think we might have to close the shop.
  • Jordan: DEGT!
  • (Here, DEGT means "Let's avoid that at all cost.")

An Academic Look at DEGT

DEGT is used as a standalone imperative sentence (i.e., an order).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "don't even go there" in full instead of DEGT.

Example of DEGT Used in a Text

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