The 'ATW', otherwise known as the 'Aggressive Techno Wank', is an act of male self-gratification performed in times of energy fuelled masterbation requirement, and generally consists of a combination of one or more of the following:

-loud techno/trance/electro/drum&bass music either played through earphones or speakers
-isolation from other humans (see below for the reasons for this, regarding the ATW dance)
-dimmed, or alternatively disco, lighting
-an arm with a functioning hand for enhanced performance is preferable
-the ATW dance (each ATW participant will have his own version of this depending on preference and practice)

The ATW dance requirements and techniques are outlined here:
-standing up, legs wide apart, knees bent
-one arm held out from the body (much like if one was about to high-5 somebody, or if one was a rodeo rider)
-other arm strategically positioned on the knob
-look of determination/concentration on the face
-tug away for three or four beats of the song (rapidly), then perform the following manoeuvre (known as the 'ATW interchange');
-jump slightly of the ground
-whilst in mid air swap the 'tugging' arm and the 'high-5/rodeo' arm around
-upon landing, carry on for 3 or four beats in the new position and repeat the manoeuvre as many times as desired by the athelete
-isolation is key; flailing arms pose a threat to innocent bystanders
Contestant 1: ''Hey buddy where are you off to?''

Contestant 2: ''Oh hi man, I'm just off to my room for an ATW''

Contestant 1: ''I see. Are you doing the ATW dance today?''

Contestant 2: ''You bet.''
by thegoodtimeeducator November 09, 2009
Top Definition
ATW sometimes written or spelled out "All The Way!" is a motivational phrase, expression or motto often used in the Special Operations and Airborne Community.
"Rangers Lead the Way Sir!" and the response would be "All The Way!". Or "ATW" Sir! and the response would be "Airborne!"
by 2-321 AFAR April 11, 2013
Internet or texting shorthand for "Double Rainbow All the Way" referencing the popular internet meme in the summer of 2010. Used to convey pleasure or satisfaction.
Via text:

Todd: "Hey Brian, I finally got those tickets for the concert."

Brian: ((ATW!
by stickyalf August 05, 2010
ATW stands for alt tab window, the window you set up to alt+tab into while doing NSFW stuff in an environment where you could be caught
Hey why'd you get fired

Doing NSFW stuff without setting up an ATW first

Ah yep
by pj:bolo November 14, 2010
According to wikipedia.
Urban Dictionary is an online Internet dictionary whose definitions are written by users.

according to me, it is the best thing ever.
by bryan C. June 23, 2007
All the way (internet abbreviation)
For your favorite band, "Yeah man, Linkin Park atw!!"
by Daniel123456789 June 19, 2010
Meaning: All The Way
ryan: Dude! Lets Play the New Call of Duty!

Jim: Call Of Duty ATW!
by adeelies November 15, 2009
In freestyle soccer, atw is short for "around the world."

When juggling the ball, the foot goes around the ball before kicking it up again.
"Holy shit Bob, since when did you learn to do atw?!"
by zerotm January 27, 2009

Free Daily Email

Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!

Emails are sent from We'll never spam you.