What Does “TIL” Mean?

By Jax

Abbreviation “TIL” means “Today I Learned.” It’s a type of expression that shows education or shock about a subject or situation, and it is considered safe and appropriate to use at work.

Safe and Appropriate Contexts

  • Use it to express excitement or shock.
  • Suitable for use at school or work.

Definition Table

  • TIL: Today I Learned
  • Emotion: Excitement / Shock
  • Safe for work: Yes
  • Safe for children: Yes
  • Snapchat meaning: Today I Learned
  • Instagram meaning: Today I Learned
  • Year it began trending: 2018

Examples and Other Meanings

Here are some examples and other meanings of TIL:

“TIL that I’m not dumb. Got an A+ on my test!”

  • Emotion: Happy
  • Intention: Shows happiness and excitement by what their test scores were.

“TIL that there’s no school tomorrow… Sick!”

  • Emotion: Silly
  • Intention: Expresses excitement.

Popularity over Time

TIL became a trend in 2018 primarily in the text messaging community. This expression is commonly used to convey excitement and shock about new or surprising information.