What Does WERK Mean in a Text?

WERK means "Work." It also means "Cool" or "Great."

WERK is a slang word, most often used in text-based communications with the meaning 'Work." It is also often used as an expression of approval or admiration, similar to "Cool" or "Great."

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When I write WERK, I mean this:

meaning of WERK

WERK also means "Cool" or "Great."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for WERK

WERK means "Work." This is the most common definition for WERK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and Match.com.
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for WERK

WERK also means "Cool" or "Great."
Definition:Cool or Great
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of WERK in Sentences

Here are examples of WERK being used in conversations:
  • Dan: Are you coming tonight?
  • Debbie: Try and stop me! I'm gonna WERK that mosh pit until my head drops off.
  • (Here, WERK means "Work.")
  • Dean: I have got the weekend off.
  • Dolores: WERK! Let's get the car packed.
  • (Here, WERK means "Cool" or "Great.")

An Academic Look at WERK

WERK is a slang word. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

When used with the meaning "Cool" or "Great," WERK is typically used an interjection. An interjection is included in a sentence to express a sentiment such as excitement or enthusiasm (as well as disgust, joy, surprise or irritation). An interjection can end in an exclamation mark to express a particularly strong feeling or emotion.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said "Work," "Cool," or "Great" instead of using WERK. 

Example of WERK Used in a Text

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