What Does OTT Mean?

OTT means "Over the Top."

The abbreviation OTT stands for "over the top." In a general sense, it is widely used to describe something that is exaggerated or more extreme than what is considered usual or acceptable. For example:
  • I know I was wrong, but Sam's reaction was completely OTT!
  • Don't you think that outfit is a little OTT for a funeral?
In this context, OTT is similar in use and meaning to "camp."

In a media context, OTT refers to the delivery of film and TV content via the internet, without requiring users to subscribe to a traditional cable or satellite pay-TV service.

OTT services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video allow users to stream content directly to their devices, offering an alternative to conventional television programming.

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When I write OTT, I mean this:

meaning of OTT

"Over the Top"

Summary of Key Points

"Over the Top" is the most common definition for OTT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Over the Top
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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Example of OTT Used in a Text


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