What Does PWNT Mean in a Text?

PWNT means "Owned." The term PWNT (owned) means dominated, defeated, or controlled. It almost certainly has its roots in a typographical error of OWNED, which was probably written PWNED (as P is adjacent to O on the keyboard). Since then, the ED ending of PWNED has adopted several forms including PWNT, PWN3D and PWND.

All of these terms are commonly used in the context of online war games.

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When I write PWNT, I mean this:

meaning of PWNT

PWNT means owned (i.e., dominated, controlled, defeated).

Summary of Key Points

Definition for PWNT

PWNT means "Owned" (which is a neologism for dominated, controlled, or defeated). This is the most common definition for PWNT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and X (Twitter).
(i.e., dominated or controlled)
Type:Internet Slang Term
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of PWNT in Sentences

Here are examples of PWNT being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Jason struggled in the boxing last night.
  • Jordan: Yeah, he was PWNT.
  • Tony: How did you get on with Level 10 in Warhammer?
  • Jordan: Badly, I was totally PWNT.

An Academic Look at PWNT

PWNT is used as a verb in the past tense or a past participle (i.e., it is like owned).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "dominated," "thrashed," or "defeated" instead of PWNT.

Example of PWNT Used in a Text

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