The origins of the abbreviation are unsure, though it is known that it emerged from the rap scene in the early 2010’s.
The first usage of the word is in the song “Aimed at you” by Chief Keef.
In 2012 rap songs rapidly started to pop up with the mysterious word hidden within the rhyme schemes.
The term had spread quickly, and in 2014 and 2015 it got featured in more and more hip hop and trap songs.
It is also widely embraced on all parts of the internet, such as Reddit, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
The most widespread use of the abbreviation is in hashtags, like #thotsbelike.
The most popular meme featuring Thot is “Be gone, thot”.