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Meaning of AWKS


What Does AWKS Mean?

AWKS means "Awkward". AWKS is typically used online to respond to people describing events which are awkward or embarrassing. For example:
  • Person A: I walked around the shops for an hour before I realised my skirt was tucked into my underwear at the back.
  • Person B: Ha ha, AWKS!
Below are some other common versions of AWKS:

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

Definition for AWKS

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

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

meaning of AWKS
AWKS is used to describe one of those awkward moments.
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Examples of AWKS in Sentences

Here are examples of AWKS being used in conversations:
  • Wife: The woman interviewing me had exactly the same dress on as me.
  • Husband: No way! AWKS.
  • Person A: Granddad made a mildly racist comment in the library, but because he is deaf he said it really loudly.
  • Person B: Ah, AWKS.

An Academic Look at AWKY

AWKS is a shortened version of awkward and is therefore a contraction. The addition of S at the end is a contemporary style of ending to a contracted word. The term AWKS is nearly always used an adjective (i.e., a describing word).

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I could have died" instead of AWKS.

A Text with AWKS

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

 
AWKS
 

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