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Learn how to properly express yourself with the emoticon.
As a person of the internet, you’re no doubt familiar with using acronyms online. But what about the use of letter combinations that don’t actually stand for anything?
“Uwu” is a good example of this. It’s difficult to define uwu, as it doesn’t have an exact meaning in the way that “LOL” means “laugh out loud.” So what is uwu?
What does uwu mean?
How do you pronounce uwu?
You don’t, really. Uwu is more of an online thing, so it’s rare you would use it in conversation. But if you really wanted to use it, “oooo-uuuh” would be the best approximation.
Uwu usage in furry fandom
The uwu emoticon is especially popular among furries, as the “w” can be seen to resemble an animal’s nose. Furries are people fascinated by anthropomorphic animals, and often dress like (and have sex as) them.
Uwu: The Luke Skywalker Edition
Uwu: not be be confused with owo
Amy-Mae Turner is a tech reporter who focuses on gadgets, streaming entertainment, social media, and internet lingo. She previously served as a senior features writer for Mashable.