What Does TMD Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

TMD means "Too Much Detail."

More Observations...

The abbreviation TMD is typically used with the meaning "Too Much Detail" in response to someone giving more information than is necessary (e.g., details of a date or a medical condition). TMD usually conveys discomfort, or even shock or horror, on the part of the sender. TMD can also be used when someone makes a situation too complicated by overthinking it. Abbreviations with similar meanings to TMI include:

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When I write TMD, I mean this:

meaning of TMD

"Whoa, TMD!"

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of TMD in Sentences

Here are examples of TMD in conversations:
  • Adrian: Did you read my theatre review?
  • Raf: I Just skimmed it. TMD for me.
  • Janice: The dentist had to drill my tooth into four pieces to get it out.
  • Simeon: Ugh! TMD!

An Academic Look at TMD

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e.,"Tee Emm Dee"), TMD 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 just said "Too Much Detail," or something like "Don't tell me any more" or "stop over-complicating things," instead of using TMD.

Example of TMD Used in a Text

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