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What Does WYS Mean?

The abbreviation WYS means "Whatever You Say," "What You Said," "What You Saying?" or "What's Your Status?" Here's more information about each of these definitions of WYS.

Whatever You Say

WYS is widely used with the meaning "Whatever You Say," as a response to something that someone has said. Although WYS can imply agreement, it is more often used sarcastically and condescendingly.

The phrase "Whatever You Say" (and the abbreviation WYS) went viral in March 2020, when TikTok user Neekolul posted a video featuring her lip syncing to the song "Oki Doki Boomer" while wearing a Bernie 2020 t-shirt:

OK Boomer, Whatever You Say, Boomer | Viral TikTok


What You Said

WYS is also commonly used with the meaning "What You Said" to express agreement with something that has been said or written. In this context, it can usually be translated as "Pretend I said the same as what you said."

WYS is one of many of abbreviations commonly used to express agreement. Others include:

What You Saying?

When followed by a question mark, WYS usually means "What You Saying?" as in "What are you implying?" or "What are you insinuating?"

What's Your Status?

In gaming circles, WYS (with or without a question mark) usually means "What's Your Status?" It represents a request for a situation update about a player's character.

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for WYS

"Whatever You Say" is the most common definition for WYS on TikTok, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
WYS
Definition:Whatever You Say
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for WYS

"What You Said" is another common definition for WYS.
WYS
Definition:What You Said
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition for WYS

"What You Saying?" is normally the most common definition for WYS when it is followed by a question mark.
WYS
Definition:What You Saying?
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Fourth Definition for WYS

"What's Your Status?" is the most common definition for WYS on gaming apps, such as Telegram and Discord.
WYS
Definition:What's Your Status?
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write WYS, I mean this:

meaning of WYS
WYS also means "What You Said," "What You Saying?" and "What's Your Status?"

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Examples of WYS in Sentences

Here are examples of WYS being used in conversations:
  • Don: They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.
  • Kim: WYS.

  • (Here, WYS means "Whatever You Say" and expresses condescension.)
  • Tim: I think he's lying and it's just a question of time until the special prosecutor proves it.
  • Jack: WYS.

  • (Here, WYS means "What You Said" and expresses agreement.)
  • Tim: I think he should be worried.
  • Jack: WYS?

  • (Here, WYS means "What You Saying?" as in "What are you implying?")
  • Tanya: Where are you and WYS?
  • Jill: I'm on the second floor. All out of ammo.

  • (Here, WYS means "What's Your Status?")

An Academic Look at WYS

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Dblyoo Why Ess"), WYS is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of WYS Used in a Text

WYS

See Also

SED (said) WHS (what he said) WTBS (with that being said)