Since it became popular in 2018, it’s developed its own vocabulary.
The app is full of words, acronyms and phrases that can often be difficult to understand.
TikTok’s latest slang phrase to go viral is ‘DTB for life, but what does it mean? Let’s find out…
‘DTB for Life’ meaning explained
‘DTB for Life’ means ‘don’t touch b*tches for life’.
It is a phrase used by men that essentially means ‘don’t trust any girls’.
The slang term emphasises the idea that men should focus on life goals not women.
It went viral with this song
The phrase ‘DTB for Life’ has gone viral on TikTok thanks to a specific song.
It’s called DTB 4 Life by an artist called A Boogie Wit da Hoodie and was released in February 2020.
Artist Julius Dubose, best known as A Boogie wit da Hoodie, is an American rapper and singer who is signed to Atlantic Records and also has his own label, Highbridge the Label.
The 25-year-old from New York got his stage name from the character Ace Boogie in the 2002 film Paid The Label. As he wears hoodies all the time, his friends began calling him A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.
He’s had a number of big singles including Numbers, Look Back At It and Downing, and has released three studio albums, with his fourth coming very soon.
Women have changed the phrase
On TikTok, women have changed the phrase to ‘don’t trust boys’.
Whilst the slang term was originally supposed to mean ‘don’t trust b*tches’, it really can work both ways.