What does IOW stand for?

In other words

IOW is an acronym that stands for "In other words," which is used to clarify a statement that may seem confusing to another person. The acronym is typically used online or in text messages as an alternative way to say, "Another way of saying it is..."

IOW is a rather obscure acronym that is seldom used. Not many young people use it and while some older people still use the phrase, they don't use many acronyms, especially ones that will confuse other old users. Also, the acronym is confusing to most users since it appears similar to IOU but bears no similar meaning.


IOW, if you don't go, I'm not going either

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Updated December 10, 2019

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