or TLDR, tl;dr, tldr

[ tee-el-dee-ahr, teel-deer ]

  1. 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.)

  1. 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.

Origin of TL;DR

First recorded in 2000–05; from its use in digital communications Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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