What Does SWAK Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

SWAK means "Sealed With A Kiss."

More Observations...

The abbreviation SWAK is used with the meaning "Sealed With A Kiss" at the end of text-based conversations or messages, as well as in letters and greetings cards (when it is typically written on the back of the envelope). SWAK is a display of affection, typically used between lovers or potential lovers. It is very similar in meaning and use to the abbreviation SWALK (Sealed With A Loving Kiss). A number of artists have had hits with a song entitled "Sealed With A Kiss," including American singer Bryan Hyland (1962) and Australian artist Jason Donovan (1989).

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meaning of SWAK

SWAK is a sign of love and affection.

Summary of Key Points

"Sealed With A Kiss" is, by far, the most common meaning for SWAK when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:Sealed With A Kiss
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Here are examples of SWAK in conversations:
  • Carol: I got a letter from Ben, with SWAK on the envelope.
  • Diane: It must be love!
  • Ryan: Did she send you a Valentine's card?
  • Ben: Yeah, SWAK and everything.

An Academic Look at SWAK

SWAK is an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word). It was traditionally used for love letters (when paper envelopes had to be literally sealed). Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

The use of SWAK with the meaning "Sealed With A Kiss" pre-dates the digital era.

Example of SWAK Used in a Text

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