I would like to know how the acronym WOE (which could also mean "what on earth"), came to mean a "friend or associate" in texting.


  • I'm not sure that it's within our remit to provide assistance with texting abbreviations, but maybe some kind soul will be willing to help you. lol. – Mick Oct 6 '16 at 11:12

Urban dictionary gives it as New Orleans slang: Woe, which is probably itself a contraction of Wodie. The answers in here also seem to confirm it.

  • So wardie/wodie and not working on excellence? So New Orleans slang meaning associate or friend. – Jack Maddington Oct 7 '16 at 8:19

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