What Does TITT Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

TITT means "Throw In The Towel."

More Observations...

The abbreviation TITT is used with the meaning "Throw In The Towel" as an admission of defeat. The phrase "Throw In The Towel" originates from boxing matches, where a member of a fighter's support team throws a towel into the ring to signal that the fighter is unable or unwilling to continue with the contest. The phrase is now widely used in conversation and print with the meaning "to surrender," "give up," or "give in." In this video, a boxing coach "Throws In The Towel" to save his fighter from further punishment:

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When I write TITT, I mean this:

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TITT and give up.

Summary of Key Points

"Throw In The Towel" is, by far, the most common meaning for TITT when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:Throw In The Towel
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of TITT in Sentences

Here are examples of TITT in conversations:
  • Ray: What's the difference between a good joke and a bad joke timing.
  • Will: If you're hoping to be a comedian, I'd TITT now.
  • Jack: Sometimes I feel like TITT.
  • Kitty: But, that just means more laundry!

An Academic Look at TITT

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e.,"Tee Eye Tee Tee"), TITT is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Although the phrase "Throw In The Towel" is literal in origin, in normal use it is an idiom. An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. Other examples of idioms are:
  • He has an axe to grind.
  • (To have an axe to grind means to have a dispute with someone.)
  • Let sleeping dogs lie.
  • (To let sleeping dogs lie means to avoid restarting an argument or conflict.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Throw In The Towel" instead of using the abbreviation TITT.

Example of TITT Used in a Text

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