What Does IDTS Mean in a Text?

IDTS means "I Don't Think So." The abbreviation IDTS is typically used to indicate lack of certainty. It can also be used to indicate disagreement or disbelief. For example:
  • Colin: Is there a train after 11.00pm on a Saturday?
  • Mark: IDTS.
  • (Here, IDTS indicates a lack of certainty.)
  • Maria: I've got a date with Prince Harry.
  • Lola: IDTS!
  • (Here, IDTS indicates disbelief.)

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When I write IDTS, I mean this:

meaning of IDTS

IDTS indicates disbelief or a lack of certainty.

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of IDTS in Sentences

Here are examples of IDTS being used in conversations:
  • Rita: I've got a date with Tupac.
  • Sonny: IDTS, he died in 1996.
  • Bill: I just know I'm going to get a massive pay rise.
  • George: IDTS somehow. You've had two warnings about time keeping this month already.

An Academic Look at IDTS

IDTS is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Dee Tee Ess). However, it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation IDTS 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 "Are You Sure?" or even just "I Don't Think So" instead of using IDTS.

Example of IDTS Used in a Text


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