What does “yt” mean?
Before we learn the meaning, let us try to read the word first. Let’s have a pop quiz!
How is “yt” read?
a. Y-T (like reading the letters of the alphabet)
b. /wayt/ (similar to wait or white)
If your answer is B, then ding, ding, ding! You are correct. “Yt” is read like the word “white” because the word exactly means how it is read— it refers to people who are mainly caucasian in race (or “the white race”) including those who have white skin tone.
The TikTok community uses “yt '' as an abbreviation to easily refer to a person’s race or color especially during storytime TikToks.
Where did “yt” come from?
The origin of the word cannot really be traced to one specific person but it is said that people who use “yt'' mainly use it to show contempt or disapproval to the white people they refer to in their TikToks.
Oftentimes, they pronounce “yt” or white in a slightly coughing manner to not make it so obvious. Because apparently, some “yt” people get so offended when they are being talked about even when they are in the wrong.
Do you have a unique experience with “yt” people?