A leetspeak form of the exclamation woot (“hooray”). The term rose to popularity some time during the 1990s and is popular on the Internet, especially in MMORPGs. Many explanations have been offered, but none cite any reliable research or definitive sources.
- (Internet slang, leetspeak) Used to express joy, particularly that felt during success or victory.
- w00t I've won this special item.
- news:alt.test, Jan 8 1996, 1:00 am
- Reuters: "w00t" crowned word of year by U.S. dictionary
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