DTM

What Does DTM Mean?

DTM usually means "Dead To Me." It can also mean "Doing Too Much" and "Don't Touch Me."

Dead To Me

The abbreviation DTM is mainly used with the meaning "Dead To Me," as a very strong statement that the sender is not interested in another person. DTM is intended to indicate that the sender is not interested in the person to whom they are referring, but is just as likely to indicate that they are angry with that person and that they very much exist for them on an emotional level.

In 2014, Melanie Martinez released A song called "Dead to Me," which details her attempts to get over being dumped by a boyfriend by making him not exist in her mind.

Melanie Martinez - Dead To Me (Official Audio)

Doing Too Much" and "Don't Touch Me

Much less commonly, DTM is also used with the meanings "Doing Too Much" or "Don't Touch Me."

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When I write DTM, I mean this: meaning of DTM DTM also means "Doing Too Much" and "Don't Touch Me."

Summary of Key Points

First definition of DTM

"Dead to Me" is the most common definition for DTM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
DTM
Definition:Dead to Me
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second definition of DTM

"Doing Too Much" is another definition for DTM.
DTM
Definition:Doing Too Much
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Third definition of DTM

DTM is also used with the meaning "Don't Touch Me."
DTM
Definition:Don't Touch Me
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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Examples of DTM in Sentences

Here are examples of DTM being used in conversations with the meaning "Dead To Me":
  • Aaron: How do you feel about Mike going out with your ex?
  • Bill: I hate him for it. He's DTM. I never want to see him again.
  • Aaron: Oh dear. Sorry I asked.
  • Kiera: What she did to you was awful.
  • Lauren: I'll never speak to her again. She's DTM.

An Academic Look at DTM

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Dee Tee Em"), DTM is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said something like "Dead To Me," instead of using the abbreviation DTM.

Example of DTM Used in a Text

DTM

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