Have you come across the slang word ‘QT’ while surfing through the Internet and wondered what does QT mean on Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat? Well, don’t let this confuse you further because we are here to explain and clarify the meaning of this word, ‘QT’ to you.
As we all know, the Internet is a very weird place and it is amusing too at the same time. There are tons of new words, slangs, phrases, and abbreviations that keep popping up all over the Internet.
There are pretty common words that are used in daily life which are derived from the internet so we have to keep ourselves in the know. And if we don’t know, then when we see someone messaging or commenting using such slangs in their language, we might feel that someone slept with their head on the keyboard.
Sometimes we fall behind to know the latest trends and new meaning of various words and phrases. So, to keep you updated, this trendy and most widely used slang word QT is explained with its different meanings in different places in this article.
What does QT mean On Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat?
The most common meaning for the word “QT” in all the social media platforms including Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat is is “Cutie”.
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You probably might have guessed that QT is short for cutie already, right? Even according to the cyber definitions, the guessability of this word on Internet QT is 2 out of 5, and 2 means it is quite easy to guess. Typically, adults and teenagers use this word on social media. Basically, they use QT to comment on someone’s post that they are looking cute or adorable/sweet.
One of the teenagers said that she uses ‘QT’ instead of ‘Cutie’ when she wants to comment that a boy is cute but does not want him to think that she likes him. So you can also think of the word QT as a way to say cute to someone who is not that close to you in a less friendly way. Boys can also use the word, in the same way, to comment on the girl’s photo without sounding like he is flirting.
Most of the time, people use QT to refer to cute dog photos and videos.
You must have seen many people using it a lot and now you get it right.
QT meaning In Text Message
Much like in any other text messaging social media apps, QT means “cutie” the same way in the text messages too. While texting and having conversations with friends, people mostly use short forms for many words. QT is an abbreviation for Cutie with no other hidden meanings.
Sometimes QT can also be used as an abbreviation for “Quality Time”. For example, you can text something like: “I’m sorry I can’t come to d party, I have 2 spend some QT with my family at home”. In this case, QT is being used as a short for Quality Time. So the abbreviation may depend on the situation and your conversation.
What Does QT mean according to Urban Dictionary?
According to the Urban Dictionary, the meaning of QT is the same as I mentioned above already, i.e., “Cutie”, and “Quality Time”.
It also stands for an old school American slang from the ’50s which means “on the quiet”, that is literally quiet and secret. This slang is used when you gossip about something or someone and want others to be quiet about it. For example, “Huss…Keep this on the QT, alright?”
Now you might have understood the different meanings of the word QT in different places and situations. So you can be confident while someone converse using QT in social media or in any other place.