What is dtn4l short for?

Don't trust no one for life

DTN4L is an exaggerated version of DTN that warns people never to trust anyone for the rest of their lives. People typically use it on social sites or in messages when sharing how someone has betrayed their trust in a romantic relationship.

While DTN4L and DTN surfaced in the late-2010s, they didn't become mainstream popular until 2022. For the grammar police, "don't trust no one" is a double negative, but the abbreviation is meant to warn others about who they trust or be used as a mantra to move forward in their love life.

You will most likely see DTN4L on TikTok when women complain about men who have cheated on them. For example, a woman may post a video on TikTok (or Instagram or Twitter) detailing how her ex-husband cheated on her in their first year of marriage and use the DTN4L abbreviation.

People may also use DTN4L to abbreviate "don't trust nobody for life" or "don't trust n***** for life" (common among Black females online).


Never trust a man again. DTN4L!
I hear ya, gurl!
DTN4L on TikTok
DTN4L on TikTok

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Updated August 23, 2022

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