DW has 2 meanings
1. What does DW stand for?

Don't worry

Carefree people use DW to mean "don't worry." These people believe that worrying is meaningless because it doesn't change anything. And you know what? They're right!

However, if you're currently FO, receiving DW in a text or chat message can seem both condescending and dismissive. Know that the person who sent you DW is likely rooting for you, and they know you have what it takes to overcome whatever is worrying you.


DW, things will work out

DW means "don't worry"

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Updated August 31, 2021
2. What does DW stand for?

Dear wife

Those with wives may use DW to refer to their "dear wife." You're most likely to see this acronym appear on social media, when a user is praising their thoughtful and/or loving wife.

As terms of endearment go, DW is fairly uncommon. So you're forgiven for having to look it up. DWs are often accompanied by DHs - married couples that use one of these acronyms also frequently use the other. (Aren't they cute?)


My DW grilled us a heck of a meal this 4th of July

A man and his DW

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Updated July 18, 2022

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