What Does DNFTT Mean in a Text?DNFTT means "Do Not Feed The Troll." It is an abbreviation used to warn contributors to online forums, chatrooms, newsgroups, or blogs not to respond to comments posted by a user who is only posting to upset people or start arguments, usually by posting inflammatory or off-topic messages or comments. DNFTT is issued as a warning to ignore that user.
Of note, the abbreviation DNFTT can also be written as "DFTT", which means "Don't Feed The Troll."
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When I write DNFTT, I mean this:
"Do Not Feed The Troll"
Summary of Key Points"Do Not Feed the Troll" is the most common definition for DNFTT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
|Do Not Feed the Troll
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Examples of DNFTT in SentencesHere are examples of DNFTT being used in conversations:
- Troll: This forum is stupid. You are a bunch of morons.
- User: Troll alert!! DNFTT
- Troll: Cyclists are a dangerous menace and should pay road tax, like car users.
- User: There is no such thing as road tax in the UK. DNFTT.
An Academic Look at DNFTTDNFTT is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dee Enn Eff Tee Tee). The abbreviation DNFTT is not normally used in direct speech; it is used for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.
The abbreviation DNFTT is normally used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement) with the meaning "Do not feed the troll." DNFTT is not often used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?Before the digital era, we did not have to worry about trolls, other than in Norse fables. Therefore, we never used to say anything instead of DNFTT.
Example of DNFTT Used in a Text
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See AlsoDFTT (don't feed the troll) TROLL (abusive online messager) TROLLING (abusive online messaging) TROLOL (laughing at somebody who is trolling) YHBT (you have been trolled)
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