What Does DNTK Mean in a Text?

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DNTK means "Don't Need to Know." The abbreviation DBTK lets someone know that you don't want to hear what they have to say because it is either disturbing or too personal.

DNTK can also be an answer in response to a question (e.g., if someone asks how much money you earn your answer might be "You DNTK," which tells them to mind their own business).

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When I write DNTK, I mean this:

meaning of DNTK

DNTK means "I don't need to know that."

Summary of Key Points

"Don't Need to Know" is the most common definition for DNTK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Don't Need to Know
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of DNTK in Sentences

Here are examples of DNTK being used in conversations:
  • Steph: I'm not saying I hate you, but I would unplug your life support to charge my phone.
  • Simon: Really? I DNTK that, but thanks for sharing!
  • Pete: "Excuse me miss, can I have the time? I'd check my watch but I can't take my eyes off you."
  • Shelley: How you feel is something I DNTK.

An Academic Look at DNTK

DNTK is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dee Enn Tee Kay), but as this is harder to say than "Don't need to know" it is not often spoken using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation DNTK is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

Example of DNTK Used in a Text

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