BW has 2 meanings
1. What does BW stand for in messages?

Best wishes

BW is an acronym that stands for "best wishes," which people commonly use when departing an email or online conversation. It is a quick way to say that you hope things go well for another person, similar to "good luck" or GL.

People who send BW are typically friends or, at least, acquaintances. For example, you might text your friend before they go to an interview and end the convo with, "LMK how it goes. BW!"


BW for your travels next week

Snow White sends her best wishes

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Updated March 13, 2023
2. What does BW stand for online?

Be well

BW is an encouraging acronym that stands for "be well." When departing, people often use it in texts and emails, to which others may reply with "stay well."

For example, when ending a text convo, you might say, "Catching up was great. I gotta go to a meeting right now. BW!" Or, you may end an email with, "Let me know what you think when you can. BW."

BW is one of many acronyms and abbreviations people use to wish others well when ending a message or conversation. Examples include HAND, HAGD, BB, TC, XOXO, and lu4ever.


Have a good rest of the week. BW
You, too! HAND

BW, my friends

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Updated March 13, 2023

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