NWS

What Does NWS Mean?

NWS means "No Worries" and "Not Work Safe." Here is more information about each of these definitions of NWS, with examples of use.

No Worries

In text messaging, on social media, and in chat forums, NWS usually means "No Worries." It is typically used as a response to an expression of appreciation. For example:
  • Toni: Thanks for covering for me.
  • Jo: NWS.
NWS may have originated in Australia, where it is commonly used as an alternative to NWM (No Worries Mate).

Not Work Safe

When used to mean "Not Work Safe," NWS is used as a label to indicate that a message is not suitable for unrestricted viewing, especially in a work environment. (Such messages usually contain profanity, adult humor, or pornographic images.) For example:
  • Sam: Send me that photo when you've got a mo.
  • Lee: On the way. No title, but labeled NWS.
In this context, NSW is used as an alternative to the more popular NSFW (Not Safe for Work).

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"No Worries" is the most common definition for NWS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
NWS
Definition:No Worries
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Not Work Safe" is another definition for NWS.
NWS
Definition:Not Work Safe
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults

Example of NWS Used in a Text

NWS

See Also

Ways to Say I Love You Text-Speak using Numbers NPS (no problems) NPZ (no problems) URW (you are welcome) WELC (you are welcome) YNW (young new wave (young nigga world), you're not welcome, you're not wrong) YVW (you're very welcome)