Definitions

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  • interj. Used to express joy, particularly that felt during success or victory.

Etymologies

"w00t" is a Leet corruption of the exclamation "Woot!", meaning "Hooray". The term rose to popularity sometime during the 1990s and is popular on the Internet, especially in MMORPGS. Both the exclamation and the Leet spelling are of uncertain origin. Many explanations have been offered, but none cite any reliable research or definitive sources. At this time, any explanation proffered without proper citations is mere speculation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And that's because the word w00t — yes, it's a real word, a cooler way of saying "yay!" — was named Merriam-Webster's 2007 Word of the Year on Wednesday, complete with double zeros instead of o's.

    W00t! There It Is

  • EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Origins of the word w00t

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Origins of the word w00t

  • Massachusetts-based Merriam-Webster said "w00t" -- typically spelled with two zeros -- reflects a new direction in the American language led by a generation raised on video games and cell phone text-messaging.

    Open w00t

  • Massachusetts-based Merriam-Webster said "w00t" - typically spelled English language on Wednesday, although other linguists slammed it as nonsense and a stunt.

    WN.com - Articles related to Why is global warming hard to accept?

  • So if you vaguely remember, for example, bookmarking a guide to hacking your router, but the link has one of those annoyingly non-specific titles w00t x 25!

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008 | Lifehacker Australia

  • The "China Channel" is a horrid name w00t, just what every browser needs, yet another screen-real-estate-sucking toolbar

    doggdot.us

  • (Well, at first he did.) -- Webster awards 'w00t' world of the year.

    Coffee Break: Dec. 13

  • As you mention in your post, the pick of "w00t" has started lots of great discussion about language, and that's all we could hope for.

    m00t

  • A few popular entries in the open source "Open Dictionary" were also included in the list of nominees, including "w00t" and "facebook" and

    m00t

  • Merriam-Webster's word of '07:' w00t '| Chron. com - Houston Chronicle: SPRINGFIELD, Mass. —

    Archive 2007-12-09

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  • Word of the year!

    December 13, 2007