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What Does OMW Mean? 

By Elisha Baba


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You’re texting a friend when they use the term OMW, and you aren’t sure what to make of it. OMW is an acronym commonly used in text conversations and online though it is more often used when making plans with a friend or family member.

What Does OMW Mean? 

What does OMW mean?

OMW is an acronym for the words “on my way” and it is used when someone is letting you know that they are on their way to your home or a meeting location. In recent years, it has also become a bit of a sarcastic turn to indicate you like an idea that is being proposed.

OMW has become so popular in recent years that it is common to hear someone saying the letters OMW instead of saying the words “on my way” over the phone.

How to use OMW

  • “OMW, see you soon!”
  • “Almost, I’ll be OMW in 5 minutes.”
  • “What an amazing idea, OMW.”
  • “OMW to ruin your country.” (sarcastic usage)
  • “I’m omw.”
  • OMW can be used anytime you want to let someone know you are on your way to see them.

Using OMW the right way

OMW can be used anytime you are getting ready to leave to meet someone and it is easy to use in this format. If you want to use it sarcastically, it’s more complicated, but it should be used to say you are OMW to do something you aren’t really going to do.

OMW Variations

Currently, there aren’t any known variations of OMW.

Should you worry about your child using OMW?

OMY is considered a harmless texting term and you probably don’t have to worry about your child using it. You should check, however, that your child is on their way to meet someone you approve of them meeting and that they are people your child knows.