What is awks short for?


Awks is an abbreviation for the awkward feeling that comes from a weird interaction. For example, when a woman turns down a public marriage proposal, it's awks for all the bystanders.

The abbreviation became popular in the mid-2000s, especially online and in text messages. Mostly tweens and teens use awks, but young adults may also use it.


He is so awks around girls! It creeps me out!

We've all been that awks person

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Updated June 1, 2022

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