What Does TOTGA Mean in a Text?

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TOTGA means "The One That Got Away." It is an abbreviation used in relationships to refer to a person we regret not having been able to maintain or develop a meaningful romantic relationship with. People often feel that this particular person may have truly been "the one," the person with whom they might have been totally happy for the rest of their lives. However, it is just as likely (if not more likely) that this idyllic, imagined relationship would have ended in the same way as any other when put to the test of time.

In 2010, American singer-songwriter Katy Perry had a huge hit with a song titled "The One That Got Away."

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When I write TOTGA, I mean this:

meaning of TOTGA

The person we regret not having been able to maintain a meaningful relationship with.

Summary of Key Points

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

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An Academic Look at TOTGA

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TOTGA is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced one letter at a time. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words.

Example of TOTGA Used in a Text

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