What does 'tbh' mean? Here's what the acronym means and how to use it in conversation.

The internet has been around for several decades, and in that time, communication has and continues to evolve. From AIM to Instagram's Notes, there are many different ways to connect with people online.

When messaging with someone, they may be quick and to-the-point. And sometimes, you may come across an acronym you're unfamiliar with.

We're here to help. Here is a rundown the texting acronym "tbh."

What does 'tbh' mean?

"TBH" is an informal abbreviation for "to be honest," according to Merriam-Webster.

The term, often spelled out in lowercase, is one of many acronyms used in texting, social media and among other parts of digital culture.

It can be used in many ways, such as to admit something, express an opinion or to make a comment.

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How to use 'tbh'

Here are some examples of how to use "tbh":

  • "Tbh, I would rather have pizza over sushi for dinner tonight."

  • "Tbh, I don't like the Star Wars movies."

  • "Tbh, that shirt is not your color."

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