"Talk To You Later," used in text messages between a couple involved in an extramarital or otherwise secret romantic relationship where the sender does not wish to make the relationship's existence public knowledge, as doing so could have marital, employment or legal consequences for the sender.

A quick way to abruptly cut a conversation short, "ttyl" is along the lines of the police command, "Maintain radio silence," and it's loosely translated as, "My spouse/family/co-workers/friends are here. Do not send me anything else."

It is unspoken but understood that the receiver will simply stop and wait for something else from the sender.

In the conversation below, dessert refers to casual sex after dinner. Whipped cream optional.
Text Messages:

Her: Hey, babe, he's gone tomorrow AM for 2-3 days. Kids at grandparents. Dinner & dessert?
Him: I'm in. Wherever you want. Ideas?
Her: Been to that new French place on main? Heard it's yum and very romantic. He's coming up driveway.
Him: Perfect. Dessert at my place.
Her: God, yes, please, I SO need dessert.
Him: Honey, I'm ready for dessert too. I want to eat as much as I can.
Her: ttyl
by Al B. Dam December 18, 2011
Top Definition
talk to you later
by dawn June 15, 2002
Talk to you later.
Used instead of saying goodbye.
"Got to go. TTYL"
"Ok, bye."
by Stephen Noell October 04, 2005
Short for "Talk To You Later".

commonly used on massively multiplayer online games and chat rooms.
Dood1: Hey man i g2g eat, TTYL!

Dood2: Sure bud, bonapetit!
by FLking May 21, 2007
Means "Talk to you later".
"Sorry, I g2g."
"That's okay, ttyl."
"Yeah, ttyl."

by Parisa Baripour February 26, 2008
when someone has to leave, they formally say ttyl (talk to you later)
Bye Mary, ttyl

formally used in instant messaging and game messages
by Mike Cicero December 26, 2007
Abbreviation for "talk to you later"
Person 1: "See ya later"
Perosn 2: "Yep, ttyl"
by sensfan March 18, 2013
Talk to ya later
Talk to ya later
by Talk to ya later August 04, 2003
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