What Does GLWT Mean in a Text?

GLWT means "Good Luck With That." The phrase "Good Luck With That" is typically used sarcastically, to indicate to someone that you think they have no hope of achieving what they are about to attempt. The literal meaning is, "You can try that, but there is no way you will succeed."

Be aware, sarcasm should only be used with people you know well, as it can often be misinterpreted, especially when used in texting or on-line chats. If you really want to wish someone luck, instead of using the abbreviation GLWT, you can use one of many others, including:

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When I write GLWT, I mean this:

meaning of GLWT

GLWT is a sarcastic phrase indicating you don't think someone will succeed.

Summary of Key Points

"Good Luck with That" is the most common definition for GLWT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Good Luck with That
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of GLWT in Sentences

Here are examples of GLWT being used in conversations:
  • Manager: I'm going to speak to Carmen about her attitude.
  • Colleague: Really? GLWT.
  • Husband: I'm going to go to the gym every night for a month.
  • Wife: GLWT. You can't stay out of the pub for a day.

An Academic Look at GLWT

GLWT is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Gee Ell Dbl-Yoo Tee). However, GLWT is not often said using its letters. It is an abbreviation used for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Yeah, right!" or "There's no way!" instead of GLWT.

Example of GLWT Used in a Text

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