TBH Slang: Meaning, Origin, Sentence Examples

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(Acronym) TBH stands for “To Be Honest” and is a popular Gen Z slang used when a person wants to share his or her honest opinion about a certain individual or situation.


TBH first appeared around 1991 and slowly became popular over the years. When social media became popular, TBH was frequently used up to today.

Demographic (Who Uses This Word)

Now, everyone uses the term “TBH” to give emphasis to their opinions about a topic. The term is used all the time, especially in messaging and on social media platforms.

TBH Used in a Sentence

  • Example 1: I’m not really a fan of your work, TBH. 
  • Example 2: TBH, I was going to ask for your permission but they dragged me out of the house right away.

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