What Does IIWII Mean in a Text?

IIWII means "It Is What It Is."

The abbreviation IIWII is commonly used with the meaning "It Is What It Is" to indicate acceptance of a situation. IIWII tends to be used as a negative phrase, as an expression of submission. However, it can also be used in a more positive way, to suggest that something or someone can be perceived as whatever you want them to be. For example, a baseball bat can be used for sport or as a weapon.

Liane Gabora Ph.D., writing on the online blog Psychology Today, in May 2014, suggested that the increasing use of the phrase "It Is What It Is" indicates a changing view in society, with people less willing to place other people or things into rigid categories.

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meaning of IIWII

IIWII indicates acceptance of a situation.

Summary of Key Points

"It Is What It Is" is the most common definition for IIWII on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:It Is What It Is
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of IIWII in Sentences

Here are examples of IIWII being used in conversations:
  • Anushka: We fought so hard to keep this place open.
  • Martin: IIWII. There's nothing more we can do.
  • Nigel: I suppose the house has a roof, but that's about it.
  • Sean: IIWII. At least we have somewhere to stay.

An Academic Look at IIWII

IIWII is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Eye Dublyoo Eye Eye), but as this is harder to say than "It Is What It Is," it is not often said using its letters. The abbreviation IIWII is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

IIWII is typically 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 might have said something like "What Will Be Will Be" or even just "It Is What It Is" instead of using IIWII.

Example of IIWII Used in a Text

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