What Does IWM Mean in a Text?

IWM means "It Wasn't Me." The term "It wasn't me" carries a connotation of guilt. It is often used when there is no doubt of the writer's guilt. In other words, it really means "I've been caught red handed."

Oddly, IWM is rarely used in its literal sense.

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When I write IWM, I mean this:

meaning of IWM

"It Wasn't Me"

Summary of Key Points

"It Wasn't Me" is the most common definition for IWM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:It Wasn't Me
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of IWM in Sentences

Here are examples of IWM being used in conversations:
  • Woman: Did you eat that whole cake or did a burglar take it?
  • Man: IWM. Don't bother with tea this evening.
  • Mother: There are muddy footprints from the garden to your room.
  • Son: IWM.

An Academic Look at IWM

IWM is used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). In other words, it is not used as a part of speech in a wider sentence.

Of note, IWM is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Aye Dublyu Em), but as this is harder to say than "It wasn't me," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation WLTM is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

Example of IWM Used in a Text

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