What is w/o short for?


W/o is short for "without," which is a way to say that something is absent or not included. It is typically seen online, in emails, and in text messages.

The abbreviation is the opposite of "w/," which is the shorthand version of "with." The "o" is simply added to represent the "out" in "without."

Some instances where you may see "w/o" include when talking about how someone won't be joining you, how a person lacks something, or when batteries are not included with the new toy, which seems to always be the case. Other abbreviations that utilize the forward-slash (/) include "b/c," "w/e," "b/f," and "b/w."


I like college, but I could do w/o all the h/w

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Updated November 25, 2020

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