What Does DWTH Mean in a Text?

DWTH means "Don't Work Too Hard." The abbreviation DWTH can be used literally to suggest someone should not work so much, but also sarcastically to imply someone is not working hard enough. For example, a busy waitress could be told by a customer "don't work too hard," which suggests concern for her welfare. However, the same phrase delivered with a sarcastic tone could imply they think she is not working hard enough.

Another phrase with a similar dual meaning, which could be used in the same circumstances, is LTD (Living The Dream)

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meaning of DWTH

DWTH means "Don't Work Too Hard" and can be used literally or sarcastically.

Summary of Key Points

"Don't Work Too Hard" is the most common definition for DWTH on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Don't Work Too Hard
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of DWTH in Sentences

Here are examples of DWTH being used in conversations:
  • Ben: I've got an essay to finish so I won't be at the party.
  • Oscar: Bad luck. DWTH.
  • Helen: It's so tiring sitting in the sun reading all day.
  • Chris: Really? DWTH. My 18-hour factory shift finishes soon, but why don't I clean the house and cook the dinner while you relax?

An Academic Look at DWTH

DWTH is typically used as an imperative (i.e., an order).

Example of DWTH Used in a Text

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