What does TS stand for?

Tough stuff

When you hear the slang term ‘TS’, it’s basically another way of saying, “that’s unfortunate for you.” It’s an acronym that stands for “tough stuff” or a slightly ruder version, “tough s***.” This term is often used to show a lack of sympathy or concern.

Let’s look at some examples. Suppose your younger sister tells you about her problems with bullies on her school bus, and she needs a ride home. You might respond with, “TS, I’m heading to Jessica’s immediately after school.” It’s a pretty cold response, right? That’s what the term ‘TS’ is all about.

Here’s another example. Imagine you’ve just asked your pal not to spill the beans to your crush about your feelings. They might reply, “TS, your crush needs to know because they like you too!” In this context, ‘TS’ is used to express indifference to your concerns.

So, ‘TS’ is a slang term that’s shorthand for an unsympathetic response. It’s like a verbal shrug, showing that the speaker doesn’t really care about the problem at hand.

Example for using ‘TS’ in a conversation

Hey, did you hear about the new job I got?

TS, I got promoted too! We should celebrate πŸŽ‰

Oh no, I forgot my wallet at home. Can you lend me some cash?

TS, I’m broke too. We’ll have to figure something out πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ