What Does TTTH Mean in a Text?

TTTH means "Talk to the Hand." The abbreviation TTTH is an abrupt way of saying "Leave me alone"; it implies you're not interested and not listening. The term TTTH originated from the 1997 rom-com "The Beautician and the Beast" and was acted out with an outstretched arm, upraised hand and head pointing in the opposite direction.

The abbreviation TTTH is a shortened version of the sentence "Talk to the hand 'cos the face ain't listening."

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When I write TTTH, I mean this:

meaning of TTTH

The TTTH pose is a rude way to express a lack of interest.

Summary of Key Points

"Talk to the Hand" is the most common definition for TTTH on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Talk to the Hand
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of TTTH in Sentences

Here are examples of TTTH being used in conversations:
  • Sue: Tidy your room. Do your homework. Do the dishes. Walk the dog.
  • Chloe: TTTH. I'm busy.
  • Martin: Are you going out dressed like that?
  • Chantelle: TTTH, old timer.

An Academic Look at TTTH

TTTH is used as a standalone imperative sentence (i.e., and order).

Of note, TTTH is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Tee Tee Tee Aich), but as this is harder to say than "Talk to the hand," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation TTTH is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Leave me alone" or "You're wasting your breath" instead of TTTH.

Example of TTTH Used in a Text

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