Usage of the noun form soon expanded to include any institution, person, locale, etc. deemed likewise lacking in prestige or desirability, particularly if owing to an association with the lower socioeconomic orders.
Adjective usage ascribes to the object the quality or state of being a TTT.
(n.) Walmart and Marquee are rancid TTTs, mostly because their patrons are TTTs.
(adj.) Carrying your shit to work in a Victoria's Secret shopping bag is very TTT; mostly fat hispanic secretaries do it.
Of Norwegian origin via Ruud, a bit of folksy wisdom that gets used heavily by ladies with boyfriends who claim to be patient yet constantly try to accelerate the schedule. Commonly heard in Colorado, used mostly by EMTAF.
"A full kiss will come later, one lip for now. TTT"
"Count yourself lucky I'm your Tine this year. TTT. In a year or two I might be your Valentine"