What does W/o mean?


When you see ‘W/o’, it’s a quick way to say “without”. This term is usually found in text messages, emails, and online chats. It’s a time-saver when you want to say something is missing or not there.

It’s like the flip side of ‘W/’, which is short for “with”. By adding an “o” to the end, you get “without”. This is a common practice in internet lingo.

So, if someone is not going to be at a party, or you’re missing the batteries for your new gadget, ‘W/o’ is the term you’ll use. It seems like those batteries are never included, right?

There are many other abbreviations that use this forward-slash (/) like ‘W/o’. Some of them are ‘b/c’ for “because”, ‘w/e’ for “whatever”, ‘b/f’ for “boyfriend”, and ‘b/w’ for “between”. These terms come in handy when you’re in a rush or want to keep things brief.

Example for using ‘W/o’ in a conversation

Hey, are you coming to the party tonight?

Sorry, can’t make it. W/o my car tonight. 😞

No worries! We’ll catch up next time. Have fun wherever you are! πŸŽ‰

Thanks! Will do! Enjoy the party! πŸ₯³