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Meaning of AWK


What Does AWK Mean?

AWK means "Awkward". It is typically used in response to someone describing an event that placed them in an awkward situation. For example:
  • John: My ex-wife served me and my new girlfriend in Nando's today.
  • Peter: AWK!
Below are some other common versions of AWK:

AWKS (awkward)
AWKY (awkward)
Summary of Key Points

Definition for AWK

AWK means "Awkward" (see also AWKS and AWKY). This is the most common definition for AWK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about AWK:

AWK
Definition:Awkward
(see also AWKS and AWKY)
Type:Word
Guessability:
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
An Image for AWK
When I write AWK, I mean this:

meaning of AWK
If this man showed you this photo, you would likely feel a little AWK (Awkward).
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Examples of AWK in Sentences

Here are examples of AWK being used in conversations:
  • Person A: My teacher made an obvious pass at me in class today.
  • Person B: Eeek, AWK.
  • Person A: I had to explain to my dad why there were footprints on the inside of his car windscreen.
  • Person B: AWK.

An Academic Look at AWK

AWK is an adjective (i.e., a describing word). Of note, AWK is a shortened version of awkward and is therefore classified as a contraction.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I wanted the ground to swallow me up" instead of AWK.

A Text with AWK

Using AWK on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
AWK
 

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