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What Does DEGT Mean?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.
Image for DEGTWhen I write DEGT, I mean this: 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|
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Examples of DEGT in SentencesHere 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 DEGTDEGT 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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