What does TNTL stand for in text and chat messages?

Trying not to laugh

Someone who sends you TNTL is "trying not to laugh." You're most likely to receive this acronym in text and chat messages, sent by someone who is doing their darnedest not to LOL.

Commonly, you'll see TNTL used in responses to funny jokes, amusing videos, or other hilarious messages. The person who sent you TNTL is likely at work, in class, or somewhere else that it would be inappropriate to laugh out loud. Thus, they sent you TNTL instead.


OMG, that was so funny. I'm TNTL; I'm at the bank right now

A woman who is TNTL

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Updated February 21, 2023

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