What does YWA stand for?

You’re welcome anyway

YWA is a short form that stands for “you’re welcome anyway”. This phrase is usually used when you provide an answer to someone’s query but the answer doesn’t quite hit the mark.

Using YWA can come off as a bit cheeky because it suggests that you expect to be thanked for the information you’ve given, even if it may not have been the most helpful. It’s like saying “I know that wasn’t what you wanted to hear, but you’re welcome for the effort.”

The word “anyway” in YWA can also sound a bit grumpy or annoyed, as if you’re saying, “Well, I tried to help, so you’re welcome, regardless.” Keep this in mind when you use YWA, as it might not be received in the friendly way you intended.

Example for using ‘YWA’ in a conversation

Hey, do you know where I can find the best pizza in town?

Hmm, I think there’s a great place called Tony’s Pizza. It’s really popular!

Oh, I’ve already been there. It wasn’t that good, though.

YWA. Maybe you should try Pizza Paradise. They have amazing reviews!