for the win

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From earlier use by radio and television sports announcers, describing a play that results in a win, bringing the game to a conclusion.


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for the win

  1. (Internet slang) Being the best; being great, awesome, amazing or spectacular; sure to succeed (used as a term of approval, similar to long live)
    Blink-182 for the win!
    Nerds for the win!

Usage notes[edit]

  • The phrase for the win is often used without a verb.
  • In writing, this phrase is usually abbreviated to FTW rather than being spelled out.

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