What does tl; dr mean? View the definition of tl; dr and all related slang terms containing tl; dr below:
tl; dr :
To Long; Didn't read
Usage of TL; DR
The abbreviation tl;dr stands for "Too Long; Didn't Read". It is often used in online communications, particularly on social media and message boards, to indicate that the content of a post or article is too lengthy or verbose for the reader to want to engage with in full. It can also be used as a way to summarize a long piece of content for those who may not have the time or inclination to read the entire thing.
Example of tl;dr used in texting:
1. Text message: "Hey, did you see that article I sent you?"
Response: "tl;dr, can you give me a quick summary?"
2. Text message: "I just wrote a really long rant about my boss in our group chat."
Response: "tl;dr, did you get fired or what?"
3. Text message: "My friend sent me a novel-length email last night."
Response: "tl;dr, did they need advice or just want to vent?"