What Does LTD Mean in a Text?

LTD means "Living The Dream." The abbreviation LTD is commonly used to inform someone that you feel your life is great and your dreams have come true.

Of note, LTD can also be used sarcastically to suggest the opposite, if you believe your situation could not get any worse. (For example, doing a job you dislike, living in unpleasant conditions or experiencing financial difficulties.)

"Living the Dream" was also the title of a 2006 American film directed by Christian Schoyen.

Image for LTD

When I write LTD, I mean this:

meaning of LTD

The image shows someone who is happy with their life and is "living the dream."

Summary of Key Points

"Living The Dream" is the most common definition for LTD on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Living The Dream
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of LTD in Sentences

Here are examples of LTD being used in conversations:
  • Jerry: I've got the girl, the house, the job, everything I always wanted.
  • Sam: Hah! Well done mate. Truly LTD then.
  • (Here, LTD is used in a positive sense.)
  • Anna: How's things? Heard you're struggling a bit at the moment.
  • Robyn: 14-hour day, no car, no boyfriend and a rubbish wage, yeah, I'm really LTD.
  • (Here, LTD is used ironically.)

An Academic Look at LTD

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ell Tee Dee"), LTD 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 said something like "life is a bowl of cherries" instead of LTD.

Example of LTD Used in a Text

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