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  1. (countable, aviation, initialism) Maximum gross takeoff weight — the maximum gross weight of a given aircraft, including its own weight and that of everything it is carrying, before being unable to take off.
  2. (plural only, neologism, sometimes used attributively) Men going their own way — a movement of (mainly) heterosexual men committed to remaining single and/or celibate due to what they perceive as the risks of relationships, the undesirable qualities of modern women, and the negative influence of feminism.
    • 2007 27 July, MCP [username], “Bachelor Declaration”,, Usenet:
      This is my command - to spread this Declaration to all MGTOW and never surrender it to outsiders for they have no knowledge or wisdom in living well and free forever.
    • 2012 11 November, BetterOffSingle [username], “New Video: Why MGTOW is the new PUA!”,, Usenet:
      The MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way) movement began as a way for desperate men to avoid exploitation by women.
    • 2013 23 April, Revelations [username], “Re: The Victory (Over Semiramis) Is the Lord's”,, Usenet:
      Is Zed the Zenpriest still around, or has Mr. Elam permanently retired that persona in favor of its MGTOW philosophy of copping out from the real world?
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:MGTOW.

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