|w00t||Joy and excitement|
|FTW||For the win|
We own the other team
Used primarily in online gaming, typically when talking with your teammates after beating another team.
|Torch||To beat someone in competition|
|Face||In your face|
|HDYLMN||How do you like me now|
|FTEW||For the epic win|
|FTW||For the win|
Way out of topic
In forums, people use WOOT (way out of topic) to signal that their own or someone else's post is incredibly off-topic. For example, you might see a user start a sentence with WOOT:, when the thought that follows is way off-topic. Or, you might see a poster say "that's great, but it's WOOT," when they think another user's post has derailed a discussion.
WOOT is an expansion of OT, used in more extreme situations. However, people no longer use WOOT frequently, likely because it can be confused with other, more popular versions of woot (many of which are listed on this page).
|OOT||Out of topic|
|BOT||Back on topic|
|PIOG||Posted in other groups|
|bump||Forum post message bump|
|Trolling||Posting offensive comments|
|Threadjacking||Steering a discussion away from the original topic|
|EOT||End of thread|
Waste of our time
When working on something with another person that seems pointless and a waste of your time, you might describe it as "WOOT," which stands for "waste of our time." For example, if you think shoveling the snow from your driveway before it's supposed to melt is pointless, you might text your mom, "Why do we have to do this? WOOT."
Most people who use WOOT will complain about something they don't deem as worthwhile (teenagers often come to mind). Examples of WOOT candidates include cleaning, homework, attending a distant relative's birthday party, and watering a lawn before it's supposed to rain.
Remember that people also commonly use "woot" as an expression of excitement, which is vastly different than the exasperated WOOT acronym.
|CWOT||Complete waste of time|
|WOMBAT||Waste of money, brains, and talent|
|WOT||Waste of time|
|GBTTD||Got better things to do|
|BTD||Bored to death|
Used in online role-playing games such as Everquest and World or Warcraft. Typically refers to gold, weapons, armor, or other items.
|DKP||Dragon kill points|
Woot is another way of saying "Yes!" or "Alright!" Most people use it when excited, like when they win a match online or find out they will get free ice cream.
Where did woot come from?
The origins of woot are unclear. Some believe it traces back to the "wow, loot!" and "wondrous loot" phrases from Dungeons and Dragons (DND) in the 1980s and other video games.
Others believe it is a direct descendant from the "Whoot, there it is" hip hop phrase from the early-1990s. And a smaller portion of people believes that it comes from the "WOOT" acronym that stands for "We Owned (the) Other Team."
How is woot used?
You will most often see woot online when messaging and when gaming. You might also see it used in text messages or hear it uttered in real life.
People commonly say, "woot woot!" Or, they spell "woot" as "w00t" and "wewt," which is the leet variation used by hackers to change the spelling of words slightly.