What Does DTB Mean on TikTok?

TikTok is rife with acronyms and shorthand phrases – and keeping up with them is pretty much a fulltime job…

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TikTok is rife with acronyms and shorthand phrases – and keeping up with them is pretty much a fulltime job of its own!

In our mission to become the online world’s go-to TikTok dictionary, today’s acronym is one which could have several meanings. But which one is the most popular at the time of writing, in April 2024?

DTB Definition

The most likely definition of DTB in 2024 is ‘Don’t Trust Boys / B*tches’ – depending on who is speaking.

When said by a girl, the chances are that she is protecting other girls with a DTB – Don’t Trust Boys.

When used by a boy, the meaning is reversed and translates instead to Don’t Trust B*tches.

This is most likely to be used as a caption or comment, warning other users or adding context to an online rant.

Other Meanings of Dtb

Don’t Trust Boys / B*tches is not the only way of reading DTB though.

DTB could also mean…

  • Don’t Text Back (a warning to ex-partners and friends)
  • Down To Bang (a flirtatious invitation derived from dating apps)

Both of these readings have their place in the online world – however, the chances are that a modern example of DTB on TikTok will likely mean ‘Don’t Trust Boys / B*tches’.