What does PWOMS stand for?

Parent watching over my shoulder

PWOMS is a handy acronym that stands for parent watching over my shoulder. It’s a quick way to tell someone you’re chatting with online or texting that your mom or dad is keeping an eye on what you’re doing.

It’s a variation of similar acronyms like POS and POMS. These are all part of a bigger list of short forms that teenagers often use as a secret language when they’re communicating online.

So, next time when you see PWOMS in a chat, remember that it’s a signal someone’s parent is watching. They’re probably not able to talk freely because of it.

Example for using ‘PWOMS’ in a conversation

Hey, did you watch that new movie yet? 🍿

No, I couldn’t. PWOMS 😬

Oh, no worries. We can catch up later. 😊

Yeah, definitely! Let’s plan it for next week. πŸ—“οΈ