What Does MAW Mean?

MAW means "Might As Well." MAW is used to agree to something. It suggests that all the other options are invalid or of insufficient weight to affect the decision. In real life, the term "might as well" will often be accompanied by a shrug of the shoulders. In essence, MAW means "Yes, okay. Why not? I have nothing better to do."

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meaning of MAW

"Might as well" (MAW) is used to agree to something in a casual manner.

Summary of Key Points

"Might As Well" is the most common definition for MAW on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Might As Well
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of MAW in Sentences

Here are examples of MAW being used in conversations:
  • Mother: Tidy your room...NOW!
  • Teenaged Son: Now? Oh, MAW. I've got nothing better to do.
  • Tony: Shall we go to the cinema tonight?
  • Jordan: Yeah, MAW.
  • Tony: Oh, don't get too excited, will you?

An Academic Look at MAW

MAW is often used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement) with the meaning "I might as well." In other words, it is not used as another part of speech within a wider sentence. Of note, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Em Ay Dublyu"), MAW is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of MAW Used in a Text


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