Slang explained! Lately, there are a lot of comments on TikTok videos with just a ‘W’ or an ‘L’. What does it mean?
This texting and tweeting generation feels the need to abbreviate and shorten everything. Now comments section of TikTok and YouTube are filled with single alphabets. Let Hashtag Hyena get you up to date with the TikTok lingo so you can comment these alphabets as well.
Meaning in Urban Dictionary
If you look up the meaning of W in the Urban Dictionary, it says this –
This is one of the most common meanings of W but is that what people mean on TikTok?
What does W and L mean on TikTok?
W and L does mean win/winner and lose/loser on TikTok. But it can be tricky sometimes.
If someone wants to show their enthusiasm for your TikTok video, they might use ‘W’ in the comments. It does not have to do anything with winning.
People comment L to videos that has a low vibe or sad but they may also be calling you a loser. So it depends on the context as well.
So TikTokers use it in captions to show their moods and people comment in the videos to show their appreciation or disappointment.
It is not just TikTok though, people have been using the hand-sign to make a right angle and call people loser since a long time. So using ‘W’ and ‘L’ is not a TikTok slang, it is just something that the platform picked up.
How to use them on TikTok
When your day is going bad and you aren’t able to make some peppy video, you can put #L in the caption to show that you are feeling low.
Similarly, you can use #W to show your winning attitude.