1. What is fw short for in an email?


Fw is short for "forwarded," which is an abbreviation often used in the subject line of a forwarded email. It indicates that the message was originally sent to another user and that this copy is a forwarded copy.

"Fw," or "FW," is typically added to the subject line of the message automatically by the email client, but it may also be added manually by the user. The subject line begins with "Fw," which is then followed by a colon and the original email title. When seeing the abbreviation you can quickly identify that the email you received was originally sent to someone else.

Some examples of when you may forward an email include email coupons, invitations to an event, a crazy email from your uncle that you want to laugh at with someone else, or a political hot take. Oh, and of course, the cursed email that will bring you bad luck if you don't forward it to at least 15 other people.

While "Fw" is used by various email programs, you will more often see it as "Fwd."


"Fw: Get 25% on all clothing items today only!"

Your aunt forwarding you emails from African princes.

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2. What does Fw stand for?

Future wife

May refer to a female fiance or may just be wishful thinking; see also FH.


"My FW and I are getting married in less than a year."

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3. What is fw short for?


An acronym often used in forums that refers to software distributed freely and doesn't require registration or purchase.


"There's a new fw program that can help you convert your video into a better file format."

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