What Does DTT Mean?

DTT means "Don't Touch That." The abbreviation DTT is given as an order not to touch something or someone. This could be because doing so would be dangerous, inappropriate or could result in damage to the item. DTT is also used figuratively to mean "Don't broach that subject." In this meaning, it is similar to DEGT (Don't Even Go There). Of interest, "Don't Touch That" is a hip hop/rap track released in 1999 by Group X.

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When I write DTT, I mean this: meaning of DTT DTT is an order not to touch something or someone.

Summary of Key Points

"Don't Touch That" is the most common definition for DTT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Don't Touch That
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of DTT in Sentences

Here are examples of DTT being used in conversations:
  • Richard: What's this old thing?
  • Jeff: DTT it's a priceless antique, which could break at any moment.
  • Harry: Yuk, look at that big scab on your knee.
  • Will: DTT. I don't want to talk about it.

An Academic Look at DTT

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

Example of DTT Used in a Text


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