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What Does WSP Mean?

WSP means "What's Up?," "WhatsApp," and "White Skin Privilege."

The abbreviation WSP is used widely online with the meaning "What's Up?". It is also used to refer to the "WhatsApp" messaging app and to "White Skin Privilege." Here is more information about WSP, its definitions and usage. (Examples of use can be found below.)

What's Up

The principal use of the abbreviation WSP in online communications and text messaging is as a question. In this context, WSP means "What's Up?," as in "What's happening?," "What's New?" or "How are things with you?".

The phrase "What's Up?" is widely used as a greeting. Other forms of abbreviating it include:

WhatsApp

Because it means "What's Up?", WSP has also come to be used to refer to the the "WhatsApp" messaging app. Other ways of referring to "WhatsApp include:

White Skin Privilege

In a 1967 pamphlet entitled "The White Blindspot", Noel Ignatin and Ted Allen, coined the term "White Skin Privilege" to refer to the societal privilege enjoyed by some white people over non-white people in certain societies. The concept of "White Skin Privilege" is now typically referred to as "White Privilege."

Summary of Key Points

First definition for WSP

"What's Up?" is a common definition for WSP on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
WSP
Definition:What's Up?
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Second definition for WSP

"WhatsApp" (Messaging App) is another common definition for WSP.
WSP
Definition:WhatsApp (Messaging App)
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Third definition for WSP

"White Skin Privilege" is another definition for WSP.
WSP
Definition:White Skin Privilege
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults

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When I write WSP, I mean this:

meaning of WSP
WSP also means "WhatsApp" and "White Skin Privilege."

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Examples of WSP in Sentences

Here are examples of WSP being used in conversations:
  • Pat: Hey man, WSP?
  • Rob: Yo dude. WSP with you?

  • (Here WSP means "What's Up?")
  • Pat: Hey man, WSP?
  • Rob: Yo dude. Why haven't you answered my message on WSP?

  • (Here WSP means both "What's Up?" and "WhatsApp.")
  • Rebbecca: He's a self-made man.
  • Gail: He's a self-made man with WSP.

  • (Here WSP means "White Skin Privilege.")

An Academic Look at WSP

Whether it is used to mean "What's Up?," "WhatsApp," or "White Skin Privilege," WSP is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Dblyoo Ess Pee"). However, WSP is not often spoken using its letters. It is usually employed for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

Example of WSP Used in a Text

WSP

See Also

HAY (how are you?) HAYD (how are you doing?) HONKIE (white person (offensive)) HRU (how are you?) IM (instant message) IMAP (internet message access protocol) MSG (message) PINK TOE (white girl) PWT (poor white trash)