What does H/T mean?

H/T refers to a popular Twitter acronym, used for abbreviating the phrase “Hat Tip” which is a form of respect online.


What's the origin of H/T?

It is unclear, how long “H/T” has exactly been around, although the phrase of hat tipping as a form of respect can be traced back into the 1960’s, associated with Jimmy Hatlo, whose hat must have tipped lo.

“H/T” in its current form first appeared not long after the launch of Twitter in 2006.

Spread & Usage

How did H/T spread?

The acronym was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2008.

With the rising prominence of Twitter in the 2010’s, “H/T” became a common form of giving respect or paying homage to one another on the internet.

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