What Does WUWH Mean in a Text?

WUWH means "Wish you were here." WUWH is a way of telling someone they are missed, whether at an event, on holiday or just every day. In the past, "wish you were here" was a popular phrase to write on the back of a postcard, implying that the holidaymakers were in a lovely place, which would be made better with your presence. Nowadays, WUWH is typically used by holidaymakers in contact with their friends or loved ones over the internet or by text.

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When I write WUWH, I mean this:

meaning of WUWH

I wish you were here.

Summary of Key Points

"Wish You Were Here?" is the most common definition for WUWH on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Wish You Were Here?
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of WUWH in Sentences

Here are examples of WUWH being used in conversations:
  • Tony: This place is beautiful WUWH.
  • Jordan: Next time.
  • Tony: WUWH!
  • Jordan: Ah, it's not long until I arrive. I miss you too.

An Academic Look at WUWH

WUWH is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dublyu Yu Dublyu Ach), but as this is harder to say than "Wish you were here," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation WUWH is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

WUWH is a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). In other words, it is not used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I wish you were here" instead of WUWH.

Example of WUWH Used in a Text

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