What does TPT stand for?

Trailer park trash

TPT is a slang term predominantly used on the internet and social media. It’s a somewhat negative term used to refer to people living in trailer parks, or those who are perceived to be poor based on their looks or behavior.

The phrase from which TPT was born, ‘trailer trash’, has been around since the early 1950s. However, the acronym TPT didn’t make its appearance until the early 2000s, coinciding with the rise of online chatting and widespread use of mobile phones.

Though most people use TPT as a derogatory term, others embrace it as a marker of their humble beginnings and reputation. It’s not uncommon for buddies to humorously refer to themselves as TPT if they come from low-income backgrounds.

Example for using ‘TPT’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that new girl in school?

Yeah, the one with the ripped jeans and messy hair?

Yeah, her. I heard some people calling her TPT.

Oh, really? That’s not cool.