What Does WUWT Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

WUWT means "What's up with that?" and is typically used to question a situation or event.

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In essence, WUWT means "what's wrong?". For reasons of efficiency, it has become more common to write WU (what's up?).

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When I write WUWT, I mean this:

meaning of WUWT

What's up with that?

Summary of Key Points

"What's Up With That" is, by far, the most common meaning for WUWT when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:What's Up With That
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of WUWT in Sentences

Here are examples of WUWT in conversations:
  • Tony: Mr. Spencer wasn't in school today WUWT.
  • Jordan: I've no idea. I haven't seen him all week.
  • Tony: Your game was terrible tonight WUWT.
  • Jordan: Yeah, I'm just not on form at the moment.

An Academic Look at WUWT

WUWT plays the role of an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question), but it is commonly seen without a question mark. In other words, it can be written "WUWT?" or "WUWT". WUWT is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dublyu Yu Dublyu Tee), but as this is harder to say than "What's up with that," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation WUWT is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "What is the matter with that?" instead of WUWT.

Example of WUWT Used in a Text

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