What does naw mean?


Naw is another way to say "no" but includes a drawl that elongates the pronunciation. It is often associated with surfer bros that say "naw brah."

Naw is primarily used in casual situations because some find it disrespectful. So you might not want to use it in front of the CEO or at a formal dinner in front of the Queen.

However, you will probably hear this term a lot in more non-formal situations. You may also see it often online, especially on social media, and in text messages. Although, it is more often spelled as nah.


Naw, you seriously did that?

Whatever it is, Will Smith is not about it

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Updated December 31, 2020

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