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What Does 'HML' Mean On TikTok A Guide To Common Acronyms And Slang


What Does ‘HML’ Mean On TikTok?

By using the trendiest and most updated TikTok acronyms and slang, you can impress followers, communicate a call to action or articulate a sentiment. ‘HML’ is an example of such versatile TikTok slang. 

Net Influencer serves as your guide as we unpack this one, presenting its meanings, how to use it, and examples from TikTok.

What does ‘HML’ mean?

This TikTok acronym has a dual meaning. This is not uncommon, as many internet abbreviations have varying meanings. In this case, ‘HML’ could mean one of two phrases:

Hit My Line

‘HML’ in this context refers to the catchphrase, ‘Hit My Line’, which means ‘Call me’ or ‘Text me’.  ‘Hit’ means ‘call’, ‘text’ or ‘contact’. The word ‘line’ refers to a telephone line. Simply translated, this is a request for someone to contact you. This slang is super casual and trendy. However, you should never use this in a formal setting or communication.

Hate My Life

With darker and sadder connotations, ‘HML’ in this context, is an expression of negative emotions due to an unsatisfactory or upsetting occurrence. Most often, it is an exaggeration and can be viewed as melodramatic. Nevertheless, it isn’t always theatrical or excessive. With more focus and attention on mental health and removing the stigma associated with it, some TikTok-ers may use this less-formal approach to communicate some big emotions.

How to use ‘HML’?

The two meanings of this Internet slang are completely different. Using them in the correct context is important. It can be used in the video as a caption or as part of the dialogue or narration. It can also be used as a hashtag in the description. 

Here are some TikTok examples of ‘HML’:



Replying to @urfavblondiee22 hml fr🧎🏽‍♀️

♬ Hit chu wit da blick – ⭐️

graceouche created this 7-second video of his glow-up from a boy to a grown-up hottie. The transformation is jaw-dropping and engaging. The most Gen-Z aspect of this video is the use of ‘HML’ as a response in his description, that is directed to @urfavblondiee22. This TikTok post contains some live flirting which is tastefully executed. The 92,7K viewers that liked the video, agree with our assessment.


With only ‘HML’ in this video’s description, Tenniethresh should have entitled it ‘Gorgeous, Gorgeous Girls’. She documents herself repeating this phrase in the 50-second video, while recording progression from getting ready, to going to a restaurant, and then being hungover in her bed. The video is a whole vibe and received 29.9 K likes. This is almost like a personal advert for a gorgeous girl like Tenniethresh, which is entertaining to watch.


Reagsl’s short video is only 6 seconds long. ‘HML’ is included in the description in the phrase, ‘I’m jp stink hml’. The lyrics of ‘keep using the sound by Presha’ and the caption of this video delivers a synchronized sentiment. Over 72 K likes serve as proof that viewers agree. There are also comments supporting and relating to the ‘problematic ex’ vibe. The layers of messages suggest that ‘HML’ in this context, may actually mean ‘Hate my Life’. Reagsl looks quite gloomy and upset in the video.


‘HML’ has two very different meanings that must be used correctly in the right context or the message can be completely distorted and misleading. Over and above that broad warning, it is easy to use and understand with ‘Hit my line’ bringing a cheeky and flirty vibe and ‘hate my life’ being rather dramatic and exaggerated. Either way, this TikTok acronym is a trendy way to add meaning and suggestions to your TikTok content.

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David Adler is an entrepreneur and freelance blog post writer who enjoys writing about business, entrepreneurship, travel and the influencer marketing space.

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