What Does EWW Mean in a Text?

EWW is an exclamation of disgust.

The word eww (pronounced "err" or "egh") is an interjection used as an exclamation of disgust. It is synonymous with the word "gross." For example:
  • Tom: After mating, the female spider eats the male.
  • Harriet: EWW!
  • Carly: I would date him if he had a shower and a shave.
  • Gail: EWW! I wouldn't go near him if he had a shower, a shave and a Porsche!
Eww is sometimes typed as ew.

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When I write EWW, I mean this:

meaning of EWW

EWW is an interjection used to express disgust.

Summary of Key Points

"Exclamation of Disgust" is the most common definition for EWW on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Exclamation of Disgust
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at EWW

EWW is an interjection. An interjection is not grammatically related to any other part of the sentence. It is included in a sentence (usually at the start) to express a sentiment such as surprise, disgust, joy, excitement, or enthusiasm. In formal writing, interjections are offset from the surrounding words with commas. For example:
  • EWW, that's disgusting!
  • EWW, I would never do that!
EWW is commonly seen without an exclamation mark (i.e., it can be written "EWW!" or "EWW").

As it imitates a sound that occurs naturally, EWW is an onomatopoeic word. It is similar to words such as "Achoo," "Ah," and "Mmm."

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "That's gross!" instead of using EWW.

Example of EWW Used in a Text

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