What Does DWI Mean in a Text?

DWI means "Deal with It."

The abbreviation DWI is an insensitive way of telling someone to get on with a situation and to stop complaining or hesitating.

DWI is quite rude and usually indicates irritation on the part of the sender. It is most often said in frustration at someone's inability to accept an event or situation, or to make a decision. For example:
  • Caroline: Mum, that's so unfair. She's got new shoes.
  • Marion: And you've got a new dress. DWI!
  • Trisha: I'm so jealous of your new car.
  • Andrew: I've saved while you've spent all your cash on clothes. Stop moaning and DWI.
DWI is similar in usage to abbreviations such as JDI (Just Do It) and DYEP (Dry Your Eyes, Princess).

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When I write DWI, I mean this:

meaning of DWI

DWI is often a frustrated response to someone being unable to deal with a situation.

Summary of Key Points

"Deal with It" is the most common definition for DWI on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Deal with It
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

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An Academic Look at DWI

DWI is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dee Dblyoo Eye), but it is not often said using its letters.

DWI is typically used as an imperative (i.e., an order).

Example of DWI Used in a Text

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