Sw has 3 meanings
1. What popular space franchise does SW stand for?

Star Wars

When you're discussing Jedi, Death Stars, and Ewoks, SW stands for "Star Wars." The Star Wars saga began in 1977, when the original film appeared in theaters, and continues to this day in new movies, TV shows, books, and video games.

SW fans of all stripes might abbreviate Star Wars as SW. For example, a gamer might ask whether you're going to purchase the latest SW video game, while a Disney+ subscriber might ask how you feel about The Mandalorian and other SW shows.

Many more-specific Star Wars acronyms also use SW to stand for Star Wars. Those who love the Star Wars expanded universe, for instance, may shorten that phrase to SWEU, while those who enjoy Star Wars: The Old Republic may refer to that game as SWTOR.


Did you see the new SW shows Disney announced for Disney+? I'm so excited for Ahsoka!

No, really - SW does stand for "Star Wars"

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Updated December 11, 2020
2. What is sw short for in IT?


Sw is an abbreviation for "computer software." It might be used to refer to software applications (such as Microsoft Word) or system software (such as the Windows operating system). Most often, you'll see this abbreviation used online, in forum posts and work emails referencing software programs.

IT professionals and other tech-savvy people are most likely to use the abbreviation sw. For example, if you are chatting with an employee in your company's IT department, they may tell you to download the latest version of a sw (or app) your organization uses. You may also encounter this abbreviation in forums when troubleshooting a sw-related issue, such as attempting to open a document saved using an old version of a program.


If you can't open the file, check to make sure you have the latest version of the sw

How some sw makes users feel

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Updated December 11, 2020
3. What does SW mean regarding weight?

Starting weight

The "SW" of a person refers to the weight they weighed in at when attempting to lose (or gain) weight. For example, if a person is trying to lose 20 pounds, they may message their exercise partner, "My sw was 230, and am almost at my gw of 210."

People may use SW online in web forums or groups on social media. They may also use it in messages when talking about their weight loss with a fitness coach, accountability partner, etc.

SW is just one of many weight-related acronyms. others include HW (highest weight), GW (goal weight), and LW (lowest weight).


My sw is 200 and I'm trying to get to 185 before Labor Day
That's definitely possible. I'd love to help you get there

Inspirational post for losing weight

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Updated June 21, 2023

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