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What Does TS Mean in a Text? (Slang Examples)

What does TS mean in a text message? Brian, one of my close friend from high school, was asking me this question the other night at a get together. Saying, “Ryan, I got someone saying TS in a text message, what does it mean? I’m curious!” Well, I’d say that the popularity of texting has certainly created some new communication opportunities between people. If you want to know what the LKR meaning truly is, then I guess I’m here to tell you! 🙂

What does TS mean in a text? TS meaning explained…

TS stands for “that shit” in a text message. Usually, TS is used to describe someone talking about SOMETHING or SOMEONE. Particularly, it’s like pointing a finger at a situation. In can get used in both a positive and a negative connotation.

Usually, it’s used as a type of emphasis. Much like someone might use an emoji.

See also: Funny responses to “How are you?”

Alternative meanings

  • Team Speak
  • Talk Soon
  • Too Soon

Examples in a text

—Examples of TS in a text!

Example one

  • Brian: I was hanging out and then they just came up to me and just pushed me down!
  • Susan: Wow, don’t stand for TS!

Example two

  • Ian: The other night we were all getting together and then, out of no where, she dumped me.
  • Amy: TS is brutal!

Related: ONG meaning by text

Responses to TS

—Responses to TS!

Expected responses to TS in a text

  1. I know, right!?
  2. TS is lame!
  3. That sh*t is super stupid, isn’t it?
  4. I agree, it is dumb!
  5. Right!?

Funny responses to TS in a text

  1. No, that sh*t is just sh*t…
  2. Can’t take the sh*t out of the sh*t bag.
  3. Yeah, it smelled terrible.
  4. Yep, and it had a great odor, too!
  5. Right? The whole situation is SH*T!

See also: WYA meaning in a text

Q&A about the TS Meaning

—Questions about TS.

What does TS mean when a guy texts it to you?

When a guy says TS through text message, it means that he’s really trying to add emphasis to a situation. Usually, it comes up when one person is sharing a story and the other person is listening to that story.

What does TS mean when a girl texts it to you?

When a girl says it, it might indicate that they are a little tomboy like. Usually, guys will use the TS abbreviation to add emphasis to their text messages.

Does TS mean the same thing on social media that it means in text?

Yes, TS does mean the same thing on all social media channels as it does through texting! That includes Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Threads, TikTok, and more.


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Ryan Sanderson (LCSW) Ryan is a game and relationship enthusiast who enjoys all things quizzes, games, fun, love, relationships, and family. He's a licensed social worker and helps families, couples, and children in need. He's spoken about love and relationships on Salon.com, Forbes, and Mirror, to name a few.

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