What Does IWALY Mean in a Text?

Expressing Love in a Text

There are over 100 novel ways to express love in a text message. Some of them were invented by the iKids (i.e., Millennials, Generation Z, and Generation A), making them just a few decades old, but many of them have been around for centuries. Here's the one that matters to you: IWALY means "I will always love you."

More Observations...

The abbreviation IWALY is a declaration of eternal love. It is most often used during an ongoing relationship, but it is also used when a relationship ends. For example:
  • Sam: I love you so much!
  • Ali: We're so lucky to have each other! IWALY.
  • Lee: IWALY.
  • Les: Then why are you leaving me?
  • Toni: I hope it works out for you. IWALY.
  • Jo: You've been the best friend anyone could ever wish for. IWALY too.
For many people (of a certain generation!), the term "I will always love you" brings to mind the song by Whitney Houston, from the 1992 film The Bodyguard.
"I will always love you" is also abbreviated as IWALU and as the numeronym 14643. For a full list ways to express love, check out saying "I love you" online.

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When I write IWALY, I mean this:

meaning of IWALY

IWALY is a declaration of undying love.

Summary of Key Points

"I Will Always Love You" is, by far, the most common meaning for IWALY when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:I Will Always Love You
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at IWALY

IWALY is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., I Dblyu Ay El Yu). However, as this is harder to say than "I will always love you," it is not often spoken using its letters. The abbreviation IWALY is for efficiency in writing, rather than for efficiency in speech.

Example of IWALY Used in a Text

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