What does tl;dr mean? View the definition of tl;dr and all related slang terms containing tl;dr below:
too long; didn't read
Usage of TL;DR
TL;DR is an internet abbreviation that stands for "too long, didn't read." It is used to indicate that a particular piece of text or content is too lengthy, and the person writing or reading it doesn't have the time or interest to read the entire thing. The abbreviation is often seen in online forums, comments sections, and social media when someone posts a lengthy message or article.
Example of TL;DR used in texting:
1. Friend: Hey, did you see that article I sent you about climate change?
You: Sorry, TL;DR. Can you summarize it for me?
2. Parent: Can you please read this entire manual and fix the dishwasher?
You: TL;DR, can you just tell me what's wrong with it?
3. Boss: I sent over a lengthy report on our sales numbers for the quarter.
You: Thanks for the update, but just give me the TL;DR version.