or TLDR, tl;dr, tldr
[ tee-el-dee-ahr, teel-deer ]
/ ˈtiˈɛlˈdiˈɑr, ˈtilˈdɪər /
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too long; didn't read:
- (used, especially online, to introduce a summary of a lengthy text.)
- (used as a comment, usually considered rude, on an online post, text message, etc., that is thought to be too lengthy.)
a summary of a lengthy online post, text, article, etc. (often used attributively): I'll do a longer writeup on this game in the thread, but the TL;DR is that it's exciting but pretty violent.For people who don't have time for the whole thing, here is the tldr version.
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Origin of TL;DR
First recorded in 2000–05; from its use in digital communications
Words nearby TL;DR
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