What Does WCW Mean?

The abbreviation WCW means "Woman Crush Wednesday" and "World Championship Wrestling." Here is more information about these definitions of WCW.

Woman Crush Wednesday

Nowadays, the abbreviation WCW is most commonly used on social-media apps such as Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook, with the meaning "Woman Crush Wednesday." It is commonly seen in the form #WCW (i.e., with a hashtag).

WCW is used by men and women to show their appreciation for a female friend, partner or celebrity. The term is often used in the context of an award (e.g., for being a great friend, for being gorgeous, or for being sexy).

Of note, WCW gave rise to MCM (Man Crush Monday).

World Championship Wrestling

The most common definition of WCW used to be "World Championship Wrestling." This was an American professional wrestling promotion, established in 1988, which effectively went out of business in 2001.

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meaning of WCW

WCW also means "World Championship Wrestling."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of WCW

"Woman Crush Wednesday" is the most common definition for WCW on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Woman Crush Wednesday
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition of WCW

"World Championship Wrestling" was another popular definition for WCW.
Definition:World Championship Wrestling
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of WCW in Sentences

Here are examples of WCW being used in conversation:
  • John: The recipient of this week's WCW award is my beautiful wife Sarah!
  • Sarah: Wow, thanks! But I'm still not going to the football with you on Saturday.

  • (Here, WCW is being used with the meaning "Woman Crush Wednesday.")
  • Jane: Do you remember Clash of the Champions on WCW?
  • Sean: Yeah! I loved Ric Flair and Sting!

  • (Here, WCW is being used with the meaning "World Championship Wrestling.")

An Academic Look at WCW

Whether used with the meaning "Woman Crush Wednesday" or "World Championship Wrestling," the abbreviation WCW is typically used as a noun (i.e., a naming word). However, it can also be used as an adjective (i.e., a describing word). For example:
  • It's WCW!

  • (Here, WCW is a noun.)
  • The winner of the WCW award for this week (and every week) is my wonderful sister, Beth!

  • (Here, WCW is an adjective.)
As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Dublyoo, See, Dublyoo"), WCW is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of WCW Used in a Text


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