What Does KMT Mean in a Text?

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KMT means "Kiss My Teeth." It is an abbreviation used online and in text chat to express emotions such as disdain, disgust, anger or annoyance (genuine or feigned). When used humorously, KMT is similar in meaning to abbreviations such as GFAK ("Go Fly a Kite") and GJOAC ("Go Jump off a Cliff"). For example:

  • Toni: Would you mind taking the dog for a walk? It's too cold for me out tonight.
  • Lee: What? It's your dog! KMT!
  • Sam: Do you want to go out with me?
  • Ali: KMT, loser!
The saying "Kiss My Teeth" is widely used throughout the US and the UK. It is thought to have its origins in Jamaican slang.

Here's an amusing video demonstrating various uses of KMT.

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When I write KMT, I mean this:

meaning of KMT

KMT is not actually an invitation to a kiss.

Summary of Key Points

"Kiss My Teeth" is the most common definition for KMT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Kiss My Teeth
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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An Academic Look at KMT

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"Kiss My Teeth" is an idiom that is typically used as an imperative (i.e., an order). It is an example of figurative language. Figurative language uses similes, metaphors, hyperbole, and personification to describe something, whereas literal language says exactly what it means.

KMT is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced one letter at a time. Other examples of initialisms are:
  • AI - "Artificial Intelligence."
  • EW - "Electronic Warfare."
Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words.

Example of KMT Used in a Text

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