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Meaning of DW

What Does DW Mean?

The most common meaning for DW is "Don't Worry". (It is particularly common on messaging apps like Snapchat and WhatsApp.) For example:
  • Tony: I was a real pain last night. Vodka does that to me!
  • Tim: DW about it.
Of note, DW can also mean "Dr. Who" or "Dear Wife". In the meaning "Dear Wife", DW is mostly used like a noun. For example:
  • Tony: My DW has said I can join you on Saturday.
  • Tim: Good for you.
Summary of Key Points

Definition for DW

DW means "Don't Worry". This is the most common definition for DW on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about DW:

Definition:Don't Worry
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write DW, I mean this:

meaning of DW
DW most commonly means Don't Worry

Examples of DW in Sentences

Here are examples of DW being used in conversations:
  • Person A: I'm not getting any work done at all.
  • Person B: DW. Just think of yourself as being great at multitasking. You can waste time, be unproductive, and procrastinate all at once.
  • Person A: I still owe you for dinner!
  • Person B: DW about it.

An Academic Look at DW

DW is used as an imperative sentence (i.e., an order). Of note, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Dee Dublyu"), DW is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "don't worry" or "never mind" instead of DW.

A Text with DW

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


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