What Does AWKY Mean?

AWKY means "Awkward." Online users typically write AWKY in response to people describing events that placed them in awkward situations. For example:
  • Alice: My ex-husband served me and my new boyfriend in MacDonald's earlier.
  • Peter: Ah, AWKY!
Below are some other common versions of AWKY:

AWK (awkward)
AWKS (awkward)

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When I write AWKY, I mean this: meaning of AWKY AWKY (Awkward) is not as common as AWK or AWKS.

Summary of Key Points

Definition for AWKY

AWKY means "Awkward" (see also AWKS and AWK). This is the most common definition for AWKY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
(see also AWKS and AWK)
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of AWKY in Sentences

Here are examples of AWKY being used in conversations:
  • Tony: I saw my ex in town earlier.
  • Jordan: Oops, AWKY.
  • Tony: I couldn't celebrate when I passed the test because Jane had failed hers.
  • Jordan: Ah, AWKY.

An Academic Look at AWKY

AWKY is a shortened version of awkward and is therefore a contraction. The Y is added to the end for a sense of fun. The term AWKY is nearly always used an adjective (i.e., a describing word).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "let the ground swallow me up" instead of AWKY.

Example of AWKY Used in a Text


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