What Does PWM Mean in a Text?

PWM means "Professional White Male." PWM is typically used on dating sites to describe a white man (i.e., of so-called Caucasian origins) who is employed with a well-paid job.

PWM can also mean "Proud White Man," but this is a far less common meaning online.

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When I write PWM, I mean this:

meaning of PWM

PWM (Professional White Male) refers to a highly trained or educated man of Caucasian (white) origins.

Summary of Key Points

"Professional White Male" is the most common definition for PWM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Professional White Male
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of PWM in Sentences

Here are examples of PWM being used in conversations:
  • Blonde woman aged 24 is seeking PWM aged 25-30.
  • (Here, PWM means "Professional White Male.")
  • Charlie: Can you rap?
  • Jordan: Of course not. I'm a PWM.
  • Charlie: Is that another term for racist?
  • Jordan: No, it is not!
  • (Here, PWM means "Proud White Man.")

An Academic Look at PWM

PWM is typically used as a noun (i.e., a naming word). For example:
  • I'm looking for a PWM.
  • (Here, PWM is being used as a noun.)
Of interest, dating sites are full of specialist abbreviations, which have their roots in a time when personal ads featured in local newspapers and users were charged by the word. (A term like PWM would cost the user the fee for one word as opposed to three.)

PWM is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Pee Dublyu Em), but as this is harder to say than "Professional white male," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation PWM is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

Example of PWM Used in a Text

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