What Does TWD Mean in a Text?

The most common meaning for TWD is "Texting While Driving." It is typically used by the police as shorthand for the crime of using a mobile-phone feature that requires text input (e.g., texting, emails, entering locations on maps) or prolonged concentration on the screen (e.g., reading text, studying a map).

TWD also has the following alternative meaning:
  • The Waking Dead
  • (The Waking Dead is TV series involving a detective team which applies new techniques to solve nightmarish old crimes.)

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When I write TWD, I mean this:

meaning of TWD

The image shows an imminent accident caused by texting while driving.

Summary of Key Points

"Texting While Driving" is the most common definition for TWD on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Texting While Driving
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of TWD in Sentences

Here are some examples of TWD being used in sentences:
  • I've been filming a TWD for 3 miles.
  • (Here, TWD means a person who is texting while driving.)

  • I'm staying in with a pizza and a TWD boxset this evening.
  • (Here, TWD means "The Waking Dead.")

An Academic Look at TWD

When TWD means "Texting While Driving," it is often used as a noun denoting a person who is texting while driving or the crime of texting while driving. For example:
  • I have issued an on-the-spot fine to a TWD.
  • (Here, TWD denotes a person.)
  • The arrest was for TWD.
  • (Here, TWD denotes the crime.)
The word "texting" in TWD can also be used as a gerund or a present participle. For example:
  • I loathe TWD.
  • (Here, texting is a gerund, i.e., a noun.)
  • You are TWD, you idiot.
  • (Here, texting is a participle forming part of the verb are texting.)
TWD is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Tee Dublyu Dee). As it is often said using its letters, TWD is used for efficiency in speech as well as writing.

Second Definition for TWD

This meaning was also noted:
Definition:The Waking Dead
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Example of TWD Used in a Text

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