What does IDT mean?

I don’t think

When you see ‘IDT’, it stands for ‘I don’t think’. It’s a quick way to share your doubt or disagreement on something. It can be used in many different ways, depending on the sentence it’s in.

But there’s a catch. Using ‘IDT’ instead of spelling it out as ‘I don’t think’ can make your sentence a bit confusing. So, it’s often a good idea to use the full form ‘I don’t think’ instead of ‘IDT’. This makes sure people clearly understand what you’re saying.

For example, ‘IDT we should go there’ can be a bit unclear. But if you say, ‘I don’t think we should go there’, it’s easier for people to understand what you mean.

So, while ‘IDT’ may save you a few characters, it’s not always the best choice if you want to be clearly understood.

Example for using ‘IDT’ in a conversation

Person 1: Hey, did you finish the math homework?

Person 2: IDT. I’ll check my bag.

Person 1: Cool, let me know.

Person 2: Found it! IDT we have homework today.