WUW

What Does WUW Mean?

WUW means "What Do You want?", "What Are You Wearing?" and "Who Are You With?".

"What Do You Want?"

The abbreviation WUW most commonly means "What Do You Want?". It is used to ascertain why a person has messaged. The use of WUW in this context can sometimes be considered quite abrupt or rude.

"What Are You Wearing?" and "Who Are You With?"

On dating sites and adult chat forums, WUW is sometimes used with the meanings "What Are You Wearing?" and "Who Are You With?". (Note: Both of these terms can be associated with online grooming.)

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for WUW

"What Do You Want?" is the most common definition for WUW on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

WUW
Definition:What Do You Want?
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for WUW

"What Are You Wearing?" is another common definition for WUW especially on online dating sites, such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and Match.com, as well as in texts and on chat forums.

WUW
Definition:What Are You Wearing?
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition for WUW

"Who Are You With?" is another definition for WUW.

WUW
Definition:Who Are You With?
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write WUW, I mean this:

meaning of WUW
WUW also means "What Are You Wearing?" and "Who Are You With?"

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Examples of WUW in Sentences

Here is an example of WUW being used in conversation:
  • Ali: Are you there?
  • Terri: I was just going to sleep. WUW?
  • Ali: Do you fancy a video chat?
  • Terri: Depends. WUW?
  • Ali: Nothing.
  • Terri: WUW?
  • Ali: I'm all alone.
  • Terri: See you on FaceTime.
  • (Here, WUW means "What Do You Want?", "What Are You Wearing?" and "Who Are You With?".)

An Academic Look at WUW

WUW plays the role of an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question). However, even when used as a question, it is commonly seen without a question mark. It can be written "WUW?" or "WUW".

Example of WUW Used in a Text

 
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See Also

Selves-isolating (Locking down with a partner) WU (what's up) WUA (what you at?) WUD (what you doing?) WUWCB (what do you want to chat about?) WUWTA (what you wanna talk about?) WUWTB (what you wanna talk 'bout?)