What Does IDWT Mean in a Text?

IDWT means "I Don't Want To."

The abbreviation IDWT is used with the meaning "I Don't Want To" to indicate a lack of enthusiasm on the part of the sender to participate in or respond to something. IDWT is also often used with words such as "rude," "direct," or "pushy" to precede an insensitive remark, an unsolicited approach or advice that may not be appreciated. For example:
  • IDWT be rude, but that dress is definitely not "you."
  • IDWT appear direct, but I would hate to miss the chance to speak to you tonight.
  • IDWT be pushy, but I really need to know your answer as soon as possible.
IDWT can also stand for "I Don't Watch Television."

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When I write IDWT, I mean this:

meaning of IDWT

IDWT often means no!

Summary of Key Points

"I Don't Want To" is the most common definition for IDWT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:I Don't Want To
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of IDWT in Sentences

Here are examples of IDWT being used in conversations:
  • Raf: Fancy the cinema tonight?
  • Mel: Yes, but IDWT see the war film that's showing.
  • Josie: What do you think of my new haircut?
  • Maria: Well, IDWT be rude, but wouldn't that style look better on a man?

An Academic Look at IDWT

IDWT is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Dee Dublyoo Tee), but as this is harder to say than "I Don't Want To," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation IDWT is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

The verb "to want" indicates a desire or need for something or someone, whereas "don't want" expresses the opposite.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, if we didn't want to do something we might have said "I'd Rather Not" or even just "I Don't Want To" instead of using IDWT.

Example of IDWT Used in a Text

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