1 definition by leotownsend

Top Definition
an acronym for
This
Is
Awkward
Now

said in times of awkwardness; particularly in gaps of dialogue in a conversation. the 'tian factor' becomes more intense as the number of people involved in the conversation inncreases. However, this usually stops at around 5 people, as one person will usually laugh at the silence.

This word is good for saying to another friend (who knows what it means) during a 'tian', as the other people will most likely not know what it means.
tom: 'i hate koreans'
mink: 'really?'
tom: 'what is your background, anyway?'
mink: 'korean'

*tian*
by leotownsend July 25, 2006

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