What Does WOAT Mean in a Text?

WOAT means "Worst of All Time." It came into being as an antonym to the far more common term GOAT (Greatest of All Time). (Of note, "Greatest of All Time" is a phrase commonly associated with the boxing champion Muhammad Ali. In 2004, a book titled "Greatest of All Time: A Tribute to Muhammad Ali" was published by Benedikt Taschen.)

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When I write WOAT, I mean this:

meaning of WOAT

WOAT is similar to "the most terrible."

Summary of Key Points

"Worst of All Time" is the most common definition for WOAT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Worst of All Time
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of WOAT in Sentences

Here are examples of WOAT being used in conversations:
  • Tony: How was your date?
  • Jordan: WOAT. He spoke about himself all night and had very bad body odour.
  • Tony: My new car is the WOAT.
  • Jordan: Ah, not good.

An Academic Look at WOAT

The term WOAT is typically used as a predicate adjective (i.e., after a linking verb). For example:
  • This week is the WOAT.
  • (Here, the linking verb is "is," and WOAT is being used as a predicate adjective.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "most terrible" or just "worst" instead of WOAT.

Example of WOAT Used in a Text

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