What Does NTR Mean?

NTR means "Netorare" (a genre of Japanese media) and "Nothing To Report." Here is some more information on each of these definitions of NTR.


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Netorare, often abbreviated as "ntr," is a genre within Japanese media, particularly in adult content and hentai, that explores themes of infidelity and betrayal in romantic relationships. The term itself roughly translates to "cuckold" and focuses on the emotional pain and sexual humiliation experienced by a person whose partner is unfaithful. Unlike traditional narratives that might romanticize or sensualize affairs, ntr delves into the darker, psychological impacts of cheating, often emphasizing feelings of loss, jealousy, and inadequacy. It's a polarizing genre, attracting audiences with its intense emotional drama and complex interpersonal dynamics. While controversial for its distressing content, it is a significant part of adult manga, anime, and games, offering a unique and challenging, perspective on love and fidelity.

Nothing To Report

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NTR is commonly used in professional and bureaucratic settings with the meaning "Nothing to Report," to indicate that there are no significant updates or changes to a situation or project. It signals that current conditions or statuses remain as previously reported, without new developments. It is also often used in informal texting with the same meaning. For example:

  • "During the routine safety inspection, the team found NTR."
  • "I went to the club meeting last night. NTR."
  • "How are things at your end? There's absolutely ntr here."

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When I write NTR, I mean this:

meaning of NTR

NTR has two common meanings.

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"Netorare" is the most common definition for NTR on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Nothing To Report" is another common definition for NTR.
Definition:Nothing To Report
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at NTR

When used with the meaning "netorare," ntr is a shortened version of the actual word, therefore it is a contraction. Contractions can be formed in a number of other ways, including:
  • Omitting letters from the word (e.g., pct (percent), obv (obviously)).
  • Using letters from the start and end of the word (e.g., adds, Dr (Doctor)).
  • Using an apostrophe to replace a letter or letters (e.g., don't (do not), can't (cannot)).
When used with the meaning "nothing to report," NTR 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 NTR Used in a Text

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