What Does IDT Mean in a Text?

IDT means "I Don't Think."

The abbreviation IDT is commonly used with the meaning "I Don't Think" to express disagreement or indicate a lack of certainty. For example:
  • Lois: We take the M25 all the way to Scotland.
  • Lola: IDT that's right.
  • (Here, IDT expresses disagreement.)
  • Lois: Does the M25 go all the way to Scotland?
  • Lola: IDT it does.
  • (Here, IDT expresses lack of certainty.)

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When I write IDT, I mean this:

meaning of IDT

IDT expresses disagreement or a lack of certainty.

Summary of Key Points

"I Don't Think" is the most common definition for IDT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:I Don't Think
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of IDT in Sentences

Here are examples of IDT being used in conversations:
  • Rod: I ran two marathons without any training.
  • Chris: Really? IDT you're being completely honest.
  • Brian: Stewart is really unfriendly.
  • Lisa: IDT he means to be. He's just very shy.

An Academic Look at IDT

IDT is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Dee Tee), but as this is harder to say than "I Don't Think," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation IDT is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I'm Not Sure" or "I Don't Think So" instead of using IDT.

Example of IDT Used in a Text

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