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Meaning of A/W

What Does A/W Mean?

A/W means "Anyway".  The abbreviation A/W is typically used in text speak to mean "Anyway".

A/W is normally used to mean "Anyway" (one word), in the sense of "in any case "; or "Any Way" (two words), in the sense of "in any manner or by any means". For example:
  • A/W, what are you doing later?
  • (In this sentence, A/W means "Anyway" as in in any case.)
  • Finish the job A/W you can.
  • (In this sentence, A/W means "Any Way" as in by any means.)
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Definition for A/W

A/W means "Anyway". This is the most common definition for A/W on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about A/W:

3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write A/W, I mean this:

meaning of A/W
"Well, I'm going to do it A/W".

Examples of A/W in Sentences

Here are examples of A/W being used in jokes and conversations:
  • Jason: My life is an open book. But it's very poorly written and I die in the end A/W.
  • Susan: I don't know what makes you so stupid, but it really works A/W.

An Academic Look at A/W

The abbreviation A/W is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Ay Dbl-Yoo), but as this is harder to say than "Anyway," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation A/W is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Anyway" or "Any Way" instead of using the abbreviation A/W.

A Text with A/W

Using A/W on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)


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