What Does GWS Mean?

GWS means "Get Well Soon." The abbreviation GWS is used with the meaning "Get Well Soon" to express sympathy with an ill person and to wish them a speedy recovery.

Of note, GWS can also refer to "Gulf War Syndrome" which is a chronic disorder affecting personnel involved in the 1990–91 Gulf War.

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When I write GWS, I mean this: meaning of GWS GWS is a wish for a speedy recovery.

Summary of Key Points

"Get Well Soon" is the most common definition for GWS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Get Well Soon
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of GWS in Sentences

Here are examples of the abbreviation GWS being used in conversations:
  • Rachel: I've just got engaged to Tom!
  • Karen: Oh dear, never mind. GWS, honey.
  • Mark: Sorry, I can't make it tonight. I have a terrible cold.
  • Nicola: No worries. See you next week. GWS.

An Academic Look at GWS

GWS is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Gee Dbl-Yoo Ess). However, as the abbreviation GWS is typically used for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech, it is not often uttered using its letters.

GWS is used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). In other words, it is not normally used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Get Well Soon" instead of using the abbreviation GWS.

Example of GWS Used in a Text


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