OT

OT has 3 meanings
1. What does OT stand for?

Off topic

OT is an acronym used in forums to tell users that the following post is off topic. For example, "OT: (some unrelated statement)."

OT is often used in online discussion boards when posting a message that does not relate specifically to the current thread. It may also be used to call out another user's post for being off topic.

Example

This is a little OT, but has anyone noticed more bugs in the latest release of the program?
OT means "off topic"

OT means "off topic"

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Updated October 5, 2016
2. What is OT short for?

Overtime

Sports fans and laborers use OT to refer to "overtime." When discussing sports, OT refers to extra play used to break an end-of-regulation-play tie. When discussing labor, OT refers to work an employee puts in beyond their regularly scheduled hours.

Typically, sports fans enjoy OT, while laborers don't. This fact (and other obvious context clues) should help you determine which version of OT someone is discussing.

Example

Looks like the Packers and Seahawks are going into OT ...

A worker who feels his OT work is not appreciated

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Updated September 13, 2022
3. What does OT stand for online?

Other topic

People use OT when messaging online or in web forums to refer to another topic. For example, you might send, "Check out the OT before commenting on this one" to someone who has taken something out of context.

You will most likely see OT in online discussion boards when people direct users to other topics. For example, they may call out a person for posting in the wrong topic thread or direct them to check out another topic.

Keep in mind that people also commonly use "OT" to mean "off topic" when annoyed by wayward posters.

Example

I think I liked the OT is better than this one.

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Updated May 2, 2022

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