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Definition of TQM

The famous TQM has the meaning “I love you very much”, it is the abbreviation of that phrase.

On the TikTok platform it is used the opposite of what it means, referring to TQM as an acronym for “I love you handsome”.

Between 1950 and 1960, Japanese industries developed Total Quality Management (TQM). It is a management approach.


  1. I feel very fond of you
  2. I want to get my hands on you
  3. Quality management


Originally the abbreviation TQM expressed affection, meaning: “I love you very much”, but however that has changed and is also being used in the social network TikTok and now it does not have its real interpretation.

“What a desire to tell you TQM but you think it means I love you very much,” say some videos posted by users on TikTok.

There are many new expressions like this, these are phrases that have been adopted by the younger population of network users. A good example is TQM, which although most would think it is an affectionate message, it is not so much.

And as the years go by, with the novelty of social networks and technology, the language of users has also been “enriched”, often with words or phrases that only they understand as part of their dynamic.


In TikTok they use TQM a lot, it is true, but now they also added TLQM to refer to the desire to have an intimate and even sexual encounter: “tqm but also tlqm”.