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Meaning of W/

What Does W/ Mean?

W/ means "With". The abbreviation W/ is used to replace the word "with" in any context (e.g., "in addition to" or "along with").

Although its origin is contested, W/ has been used since the rise of the fast-food industry in the 1950s, when, as a form of shorthand to save time, waitresses replaced the words "with" and "without" with the phrases W/ and W/O when writing down food orders.
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Definition for W/

W/ means "With". This is the most common definition for W/ on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about W/:

2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write W/, I mean this:

meaning of W/
W/ means "with"

Examples of W/ in Sentences

Here are examples of W/ being used in conversations:
  • Sian: Will you take me shopping?
  • Robert: No. Go and play W/ your brother. That's basically the reason we had him.
  • Billy: Hey, you have something on your chin... no, the 3rd one down.
  • Tina: Why don't you go and swim W/ sharks?

An Academic Look at W/

W/ is classified as a cyber term as opposed to an initialism abbreviation or an acronym. Initially, cyber term terms were introduced for brevity, but, particularly with the advent of predictive texting and on-screen keyboards, they are now mostly employed for fun. Cyber terms differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

W/ is used to replace the preposition with. For example:

  • She saw the dog W/ the ball.
  • (Here, W/ is a preposition showing the relationship between the words dog and ball.)

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "together with" instead of W/.

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Using W/ on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)


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