What Does NT Mean in a Text?

NT most commonly means "No Thanks." Of note, however, the abbreviation NT has several meanings:
  • No Thanks. No Thanks is by the far the most common meaning for NT.
  • Next Time. Next Time (meaning you'll do something on another occasion) is also fairly common.
  • Nice Try. Nice Try is the least common of the three meanings. It is a response to discovering that someone is trying to catch you out.

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When I write NT, I mean this:

meaning of NT

NT usually means "No Thanks"

Summary of Key Points

"No Thanks" is the most common definition for NT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:No Thanks
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of NT in Sentences

Here are examples of NT being used in conversations:
  • Harry: Do you want to watch a horror film tonight?
  • Alice: You must be joking, NT.
  • (Here, NT means No Thanks.)
  • Carl: The party tonight has been cancelled so you won't see that girl you're after.
  • Mike: I'm already here, buddy. NT.
  • (Here, NT means Nice Try.)

An Academic Look at NT

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "En Tee"), NT 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 "no, thank you" instead of NT.

Example of NT Used in a Text

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