what does yw mean

The much politer acronym, YW is the abbreviated term for the phrase You’re Welcome. YW is the shorter version of YWA (You’re Welcome Anyway), but it is also the origin slang for the same. Another significant difference between the two is that YW is a much more sophisticated, sweet and straightforward way of saying Thanks. It does not have an ulterior motive altogether.

It is much more common to see this acronym In texts instead of social medium platforms. But it will not be shocking if the use is seen in the form of hashtag or status update, especially when there are advertisements or a TBH.

Alternate meanings of YW

  1. Yes Way
  2. Yeah, Whatever
  3. Young Women
  4. Young Writer
  5. Young Wizard (Harry Potter reference!!!)
  6. Yo, Wassup
  7. You Win
  8. You’re Weird
  9. You’re Worthy
  10. Young Warriors

Alternate words for YW

  1. WC- You are Welcome
  2. WELX- You Are Welcome
  3. URW- You are Welcome
  4. YQW- You Are Quite Welcome
  5. YASVW- You Are So Very Welcome
  6. YVW- You are Very Welcome
  7. YMW-You Are Most Welcome
  8. WELC- Welcome
  9. YWAA- You Are Welcome As Always


YW is usually written in both upper and lower cases. So, even with this acronym what really matters is which context and where are you correctly using it. This is how the person on the other side of the screen determines/ Judges your tone and speaking manner. The cases here matter the most since it makes your impression and conveys your message.

The most important idea about this acronym is that being one of the most used slangs (on a daily basis), it is also a very soft and gentle abbreviation. By using this acronym on text, a person comes out to be very gentle, kind and respectful.

This acronym establishes a bond between two people on text, especially when you are talking to somebody online for the first time. You always want to start off with a good note and end it in the same way too. It is the same case when you are talking to someone way older than you. Then it shows you respect them.


Example 1

Person 1: Do you want me to help you set up these chairs?

Person 2:  no no, that’s alright! But TY for the asking!

Person 1: YW! 

Example 2

Person 1: Thank you for the beautiful gift!!

Person 2: yw man! Don’t mention it!

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