What Does SWIDT Mean in a Text?

SWIDT means "See What I Did There?". The abbreviation SWIDT is used as a question (usually rhetorical) with the meaning "[Did You] See What I Did There?".

SWIDT is typically used to draw attention to something funny or clever that someone has just said, especially when they have made a play on words or a clever link between two subjects.

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When I write SWIDT, I mean this:

meaning of SWIDT

SWIDT makes sure everyone has got it.

Summary of Key Points

"See What I Did There?" is the most common definition for SWIDT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:See What I Did There?
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of SWIDT in Sentences

Here are examples of SWIDT being used in conversations:
  • Tom: Do you love Helen?
  • Jose: I love her to Helen back. SWIDT?!
  • Comedian: The past, present and future all walked into a bar. It was tense. SWIDT?

An Academic Look at SWIDT

SWIDT plays the role of an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question), but it is commonly seen without a question mark. In other words, it can be written "SWIDT?" or "SWIDT".

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ess Dublyoo Eye Dee Tee"), SWIDT is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "See What I Did There" instead of using SWIDT.

Example of SWIDT Used in a Text

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