What does TBT mean?

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This acronym has also joined the club for duality just like HML and BTFOTBT is the abbreviated terms for two phrases that are both equally popular on social media. And both of them have the equal level of popularity in their respective social media. The slang is the short form of the phrases – Throwback Thursday & Truth be told.

While Instagram, Facebook and Twitter have seen their soaring popularity in the way of hashtags, status updates or even photo updates. Texting is also not behind. A lot of people have been using them while texting too.


Alternate meanings of TBT

  1. Teddy Bear Times
  2. Total Body Training
  3. Tuning By Travis
  4. Tampa Bay Times
  5. Tunnels Bridges and Terminals
  6. Turn Back Time
  7. Turn By Turn
  8. To Be Tested
  9. Ten Before Tip
  10. Time-Based Text
  11. Tow Bowl Tactics

Usage of TBT as Throwback Thursday

The phenomenon brought to the world by Instagram. #tbt or #TBT is a viral hashtag that ruled instagram’s pages from the initial years. In this, people post photographs of the times they are young or a beautiful trip they took. It is a way for people to share their experience and memories with the world.

The speciality of this hashtag is that it is done only on Thursdays. This acronym is specially built for Thursday, hence the hype. It didn’t take long for people to use this hashtag on Facebook and Twitter too. Now today almost everyone does a TBT picture!


Example 1:

Person 1: Doing a #TBT series for my fave @CameronDallas!! HMU with your collages!

Example 2:

Person 1: Will you do a #TBT if I do one too?

Person 2: haha okay but just because you asked nicely and ily! 😛 

Usage of TBT as Truth Be Told

#TBT, in this case, is like the #TBH we people are so used to and so fondly use. While using this acronym, you need to be aware of the risk factor. It might lead you to better friendships or no friendship at all.

A TBT here works with the concept which is quite similar to TBH. You write about how you genuinely feel about somebody in exchange for their opinion about you. All in all its just about you feeling good.



Example 1:

Person 1: I’m doing a #TBT if you do it too!

Person 2: YES!

Example 2:

Person 1: TBT, You are very sweet!

Person 2: Aww. Now it’s my turn!

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