What Does IDW Mean?

IDW means "I Don't Want."

The abbreviation IDW is used as a statement with the meaning "I Don't Want" to declare that the sender does not wish to see, hear or do something.

IDW is very similar in meaning and use to DNW (Do Not Want).

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When I write IDW, I mean this: meaning of IDW IDW is used as a negative response.

Summary of Key Points

"I Don't Want" is the most common definition for IDW on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:I Don't Want
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of IDW in Sentences

Here are examples of IDW being used in conversations:
  • Jason: There will be loads of free champagne.
  • Euan: IDW champagne. I want beer!
  • Ray: Does this shirt look okay?
  • Bill: IDW to be rude, but it's hideous.

An Academic Look at IDW

IDW is an initialism abbreviation used with the meaning "I Don't Want." Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Dee Dublyoo). However, it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation IDW is 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 just said "I Don't Want" instead of using IDW.

Example of IDW Used in a Text


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