What Does WNTT Mean in a Text?

WNTT (We Need To Talk) is typically used as a response to someone's act of madness or extravagance. When used in this way, it means "You are crazy, and we need to talk about fixing you." However, WNTT can also be used to introduce a serious conversation. When used in this way, it means "I have something serious I need to discuss."

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When I write WNTT, I mean this:

meaning of WNTT

WNTT usually means "You're crazy," but it can also mean "I have something serious to say."

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of WNTT in Sentences

Here are examples of WNTT being used in conversations:
  • Person A (a hairy, butch male): I wore a bikini down town last night.
  • Jordan: WNTT.
  • (Here, WNTT means "you're crazy.")
  • Charlie: WNTT.
  • Jordan: Oh dear, this sounds serious.
  • (Here, WNTT means "I have something serious to say.")

An Academic Look at WNTT

WNTT is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dublyu En Tee Tee), but as this is harder to say than "we need to talk," it is not usually spoken using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation WNTT 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 "You need professional help, mate" or "I need to tell you something" instead of WNTT.

Example of WNTT Used in a Text

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