What Is "WTW"? Snapchat Lingo To Know (2024)

HMU, WYA, LMAO. Tired of keeping up with the Gen Z slang? Join the club! If you thought their fashion style was out of this world, wait till you see how this new generation texts. One popular acronym that you may have seen all over Snapchat is “WTW.” But what does exactly does it mean?

WTW is an acronym for “What’s the word?” It’s a way of checking on someone to see how they’re doing. It’s an excellent conversation starter or a way of gauging one’s availability to make plans. In another context, it could also mean “What the what?” —an expression of surprise or disbelief.

The meaning of the acronym WTW depends, in part, on the context of the conversation. Let’s take a closer look at the possible meanings and how to respond to them, so that you’re prepared next time you see WTW on your screen.

What Does It Mean When Someone Types “WTW” on Snapchat?

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What’s the Word —that’s what the famous WTW acronym on Snapchat stands for. The meaning may be even more confusing than the acronym itself.

When someone texts you WTW, they’re not asking for the word of the day or the word on the street. They’re simply checking up on you to see how you’re doing.

The acronym is normally used at the beginning of a conversation to start things off. It’s a casual gesture of catching up with whomever you’re texting. It’s similar to “What’s up?”

Using WTW is a nice way to strike up a conversation with a friend or stranger on the app. It’ll be even more helpful if both of you often use slang in your chats. You can also use it to check the status of upcoming plans.

What Are Some Other Meanings of “WTW”?

Aside from “What’s the word,” WTW can also be used to mean “What’s the what?” This is normally an expression of disbelief or surprise, more like “What the heck.”

The meaning of WTW will depend on the context of the conversation. Therefore, if someone texts it to you, you’re in a better position to decide its meaning based on the direction of the conversation.

On a more serious and international level, WTW could be used as a short form of World Title Wrestling and Weight Watchers International. But it’s unlikely that your Snapchat friend will be referring to these in your chats.

How to Respond When Someone Types “WTW”?

Now you know the meaning of WTW, so the first lesson is done. But how do you respond to it? There are a couple of ways. Again, the response will depend on the meaning.

If the sender is asking about how you’re faring, you could update them on your life. Something like, “not much, just focusing on my studies,” or, “Been great, a lot is happening on my side,” and then go on to elaborate.

You can also reciprocate and ask how they’re doing. If the sender is talking about making plans, you can let them know about your availability. They may be looking to spending time with you.

If you’re not sure what the sender means, it doesn’t hurt to ask them point-blank.

Other Snapchat Slangs

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WTW is one of the numerous slang words used daily on various online platforms, not just on Snapchat. Here are a few other popular slang/acronyms you need to familiarize yourself with:

  • SMH – Shaking My Head: Used when you disapprove or are disappointed about something.
  • SFS – Shoutout for Shoutout: This is popular on Snapchat. It means that the person will give your post or content a shoutout if you do the same with theirs.
  • WYA – Where You At?: Used to ask about a person’s whereabouts.
  • TTM – Talk To Me: This is a way of encouraging someone to start or continue a conversation with you.
  • LMR – Like My Recent: Asking someone to refer and engage with your latest post.
  • WTM – What’s the Move?: Usually used when asking about plans. It can also mean “What’s the Matter?”.

Try to Keep Up

Don’t you sometimes miss the old times when the only acronyms we needed to know were OMG and XOXO? Well, that ship has sailed. Now, pretty much anything can be turned into an acronym.

There are so many acronyms to know that keeping track of them all is almost impossible. But at least now you’re a few acronyms wiser!

What Is "WTW"? Snapchat Lingo To Know (2024)
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