What Does GWARN Mean?

The word GWARN (sometimes written GWAAN or GWAN) means "go on" with a begging connotation.

GWARN is similar to PWEASE.

Of note, GWARN is often repeated endlessly until the "target" yields. In the UK, endlessly repeating "go on" (which led to GWARN and GWAAN) was popularized by Mrs Doyle in the TV show "Father Ted."

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When I write GWARN, I mean this:

meaning of GWARN

"Go on. Go on. Go on." was popularized by Mrs Doyle in the TV show Father Ted.

Summary of Key Points

"Go on" is the most common definition for GWARN on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Go on (with a begging connotation) (see also GWAAN)
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of GWARN in Sentences

Here is an example of GWARN being used in a conversation:
  • Charlie: Are you coming down town tonight?
  • Jordan: No, I need to prepare a presentation.
  • Charlie: GWARN, GWARN, GWARN.
  • Jordan: Okay then, but only because you begged nicely.

An Academic Look at GWARN

GWARN is used like an imperative sentence (i.e., an order). In other words, it is not used as a part of speech within a wider sentence. The word GWARN cannot be considered a contraction, given it is actually longer than the full version, "go on."

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Oh, pretty please" or "I'm begging you" instead of GWARN.

Example of GWARN Used in a Text


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