CyberDefinitions.com

TW

What Does TW Mean in a Text?

homesearch tTW
TW means "Trigger Warning." It is also used as an abbreviation of the names of British singer-songwriter James Taylor-Watts and American golfer Tiger Woods.

Here is more information about each of these definitions with examples.

Trigger Warning

The abbreviation TW is widely used online to label images or videos that may illicit a strong or potentially harmful emotional response in viewers.

Content that is typically labeled with TW includes (but is not limited to):
  • Cruelty to animals.
  • Drug use.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Excessive or gratuitous violence.
  • Mental illness.
  • Pedophilia.
  • Physical, verbal or emotional abuse.
  • Pornography.
  • Rape and sexual assault.
  • Self-harm.
  • Suicide.
Marking potentially disturbing content with TW is particularly important if it may trigger a mental disorder or prompt thoughts of self harm or suicide. However, TW is often used sarcastically to poke fun at people of a different political persuasion. For example:
  • Toni: Did you watch the Darwin Awards video I sent you.
  • Jordan: It was horrible! You should have sent me a TW.
  • Joe: Did you see the results of the appeal against the election results?
  • Donald: Not yet. What did the say?
  • Joe: TW. You still lost!
Trigger Warnings are often referred to as "Content Warnings". Disturbing content may also be labeled as TW/* ("Trigger Warning/Suicide").

James Taylor-Watts / Tiger Woods

TW is used by their fans to refer to British singer-songwriter James Taylor Watts and American golfing legend Tiger Woods.

James TW - You & Me (Official Video)

Image for TW

When I write TW, I mean this:

meaning of TW

"Trigger Warning"

First Definition of TW

"Trigger Warning" is the most common definition for TW on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram. Here is some more information about TW:
TW
Definition:Trigger Warning
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition of TW

Among fans of pop music, TW is an abbreviation of the surname of British singer-songwriter James Taylor-Watts.
TW
Definition:James Taylor-Watts
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition of TW

Among sports fans, TW is an abbreviation of the name of US golfer Tiger Woods.
TW
Definition:Tiger Woods
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Example of TW Used in a Text

TW
author logo

This page is maintained by the Cyber Definitions Editorial Team.

You might also like...

Help Us Improve Cyber Definitions

  • Do you disagree with something on this page?
  • Did you spot a typo?
  • Do you know a slang term that we've missed?
Please tell us using this form.

Share This Page

share icon

If you like Cyber Definitions (or this page in particular), please link to it or share it with others.

If you do, please tell us. It helps us a lot!

Create a QR Code

create QR code

Use our handy widget to create a QR code for this page...or any page.