What does Edtok stand for?

A group on TikTok focusing on eating disorders, known as Edtok

Edtok is a shorthand expression for a community on TikTok made up of users who are dealing with, or have dealt with, eating disorders (EDs). It’s an abbreviation for “eating disorder TikTok”.

This term is much like edtwt, which is used to describe a similar group of people on Twitter. Both these groups are often the subject of debate due to the belief that they may be adding to the problem of eating disorders rather than helping.

Detractors of Edtok claim that it can contribute to keeping people trapped in harmful cycles of EDs. On the other hand, there are those who defend Edtok, stating that it offers them support in fighting their EDs.

Both Edtok and edtwt communities use a variety of slang terms to express their experiences and struggles with eating disorders.

Example for using ‘Edtok’ in a conversation

Hey, have you heard of Edtok? 🤔

Yeah, it’s like a community on TikTok for people with eating disorders. 😮

Exactly! It stands for “eating disorder TikTok.” Some say it’s controversial, but others find support there. 🙌

I see. So, it’s similar to edtwt on Twitter, right? 🐦