What Does DWI Mean?

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. If used on its own, DWI can be seen as quite a rude or irritated response. DWI is most often said in frustration at someone's inability to accept an event or situation or to make a decision.

Depending on the circumstances a similar abbreviation would be JDI (Just Do It), meaning "stop talking and just get on with it" or 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
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of DWI in Sentences

Here are examples of DWI being used in conversations:
  • 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 so stop moaning and DWI.

An Academic Look at DWI

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

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "get used to the situation" instead of DWI.

Example of DWI Used in a Text


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