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  • interj. Expressing happiness or approval.
  • interj. Common misspelling of hoot. Common misspelling of w00t. An exclamation of joy or excitement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of wot. See wit, verb

Etymologies

See w00t (Wiktionary)

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  • used as an exclamation, similar to "woo hoo"

    July 26, 2009

  • The geek's equivalent to 'yay'. There are many possible origins, but I like the gamer one best: a contraction of "wow, loot!" in either tabletop RPG D&D or the MMORPG Everquest.

    June 17, 2009

  • An expression of delight or excitement, especially over having achieved some goal.

    June 10, 2009

  • 1) short for "Wow, loot!" in the context of D&D gaming.

    2) An interjection similar to "YAYE!" or "Woohoo!" used to express joy or excitement, usually about some kind of accomplishment.

    June 9, 2009

  • Woot is an exclamation of positive excitement.

    ""w00t" was originally an truncated expression common among players of Dungeons and Dragons tabletop role-playing game for "Wow, loot!" Thus the term passed into the net-culture where it thrived in video game communities and lost its original meaning and is used simply as a term of excitement. "

    "An interjection similar to "YAYE!" or "Woohoo!" used to express joy or excitement, usually about some kind of accomplishment. Primarily used by gamers, spreading rapidly to anyone who chats online "

    -Urban Dictionary

    June 8, 2009

  • I'm with bilby. Woot is nice, even fun. On the other hand, w00t drives me batty.

    I can't sue you. I don't have enough money.

    December 20, 2007

  • I don't mind woot as a an interjection something more forceful than hehe and lesser than wow. The zeroes are just ... dull. I mean, go into a chat room and the first thing you see are things like "any1 wanna chat", "2day" and so on. Ditto for text messages. Numbers are part of net/message speak and there's nothing Word Of The Year in that observation. BUT, they have not made any break beyond their jargon-riddled domains and show no sign of doing so. Consider the following:
    "I thank for your letter confirming my employment at Bugger The World Industries and I will return the attached contract in due course. w00t. I look forward to being introduced to my new colleagues on Monday."
    It just doesn't work. w00t is a discardism and internet culture is full of them. Imagine if you were unplugged tomorrow and never connected to the internet again ... would lol ever cross your mind or your lips?
    The only dilemma with w00t is which b1n to dump it in. In a year I'll find it hard to remember how quickly I forgot this 'word' (and I use the term, l00sely).

    December 20, 2007

  • I like woot. Sue me.

    December 20, 2007

  • True, true. But Chaucer never spelled it with two zeros, did he? Yikes.

    December 14, 2007

  • But posting here lets us set up Chaucerian references:

    'But what they were, nothyng he ne woot.
    This duc his courser with his spores smoot...'

    December 14, 2007

  • Yes, that's true. Oh, if only they'd waited for us to decide on Wordie's Word of the Year--it would be so much better!

    December 13, 2007

  • I think I read that Merriam Webster declared w00t the word of the year...

    December 13, 2007

  • It's okay, I'm not shedding any tears over it... woot.

    December 13, 2007

  • Oops, I completely overlooked that line. Sorry about that.

    December 13, 2007

  • VanishedOne: I already posted that link.

    December 13, 2007

  • Nor have I ever been.

    December 13, 2007

  • I am not a wooter.

    December 13, 2007

  • There's some nice etymological commentary on woot/w00t/whoot at The Lexicographer's Rules.

    December 13, 2007

  • Contrary to what Merriam-Webster says, this word is not an acronym for "We Owned the Other Team." (I've never even heard of that before.) That would be a backronym.

    See Grant Barrett's history of the term.

    December 13, 2007

  • w00t used to bother me, but I've come around. I'm a cantankerous old man at the keyboard.

    March 2, 2007