What Does TMAI Mean in a Text?

TMAI means "Tell Me About It." TMAI is an abbreviation of the phrase "Tell Me About It," which is commonly used ironically to indicate that the listener has some knowledge of what the speaker is talking about. Used literally, TMAI is an inviation to talk more on a sublect. However, it is generally used as a response displaying empathy and understanding, or to solicit sympathy.

Similar abbreviations include:

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When I write TMAI, I mean this:

meaning of TMAI

TMAI: "Been there, done that."

Summary of Key Points

"Tell Me About It" is the most common definition for TMAI on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Tell Me About It
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of TMAI in Sentences

Here are examples of TMAI being used in conversations:
  • Sam: Learning Chinese is so hard!
  • Dave: TMAI! I've been struggling for months.
  • Sandy: That woman's a witch.
  • Jackson: TMAI! I'm married to her.

An Academic Look at TMAI

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Tee Ay Emm Eye"), TMAI is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

The abbreviation TMAI is an imperative phrase (i.e., an order).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "Tell Me About It," or something like "I know what you mean," instead of using TMAI.

Example of TMAI Used in a Text

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