What is deets short for?


Deets is short for "details," which refers to the specifics of an event, item, person's history, etc. Most people that use it are teenagers and young adults.

The abbreviation dates back to at least the 1980s and gained prominence online in the early-2000s. It is still relevant today, and while people use it most often in texts and online, they also use it in person.

You might see deets on Twitter when someone tweets asking for specific details about a pop-up concert at the park. Or, you may be in a group text and ask for the deets about a party at Dylan's house. You might also see it used in the context of spilling tea where someone wants the details about a juicy rumor.


I want to hear all the deets about your date afterwards!

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Updated December 8, 2021

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