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What Does EW Mean?

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EW means "Electronic Warfare" and "Everywhere." It is also used as an expression of disgust.

Here is more information about each of these definitions of EW.

Electronic Warfare

Electronic Warfare (EW) involves the use of the electromagnetic spectrum to detect, disrupt, or deny an adversary's electronic systems. It encompasses electronic attack, protection, and support measures, and is used to enhance military capabilities in both offensive and defensive operations.

EW has three main components:
  • Electronic Attack (EA): Measures taken to jam, deceive, or degrade enemy electronic systems.
  • Electronic Protection (EP): Measures taken to protect against electronic attacks through measures like shielding and frequency hopping.
  • Electronic Support (ES): Intelligence gathering and analysis measures employed to understand the enemy's electronic landscape.

Everywhere

In text messaging and in chat on social media, EW (usually typed "ew")is sometimes used as an abbreviation of the word "everywhere." For example:
  • Ivanka: Daddy, you had better tidy up a little. There are classified documents ew.
  • Donald: It's my ew and I was robbed, so I am absolutely entitled to have anything I want in my ew.

Expression of Disgust

In text messaging and in chat on social media, EW is often used as an expression of disgust. For example:
  • EW! I can't believe you ate that!
  • You kissed Sam?! EW!

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When I write EW, I mean this:

meaning of EW

"Electronic Warfare"

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"Electronic Warfare" is a common definition for EW in media reporting and in military and government circles.
EW
Definition:Electronic Warfare
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Specialists

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Everywhere" is a common definition for EW on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
EW
Definition:Everywhere
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Third Definition

EW is also used as an expression of disgust.
EW
Definition:Expression of Disgust
Type:Word
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Example of EW Used in a Text

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