US Navy term for Dead In (the) Water, denoting another vessel that is not underway. Spoken as initials (Dee-eye-dubwa). Adopted elsewhere to refer to something that's going nowhere, and possibly unable to ever do so again.
This party is so DIW. I'm outta here!
His life is DIW. He couldn't even keep that job at Wal-mart.
by Sailor Moon January 14, 2006
Doing It Wrong. When someone is doing something so wrong that they need to re-evaluate their entire context.
You're using Windows Vista? Dude, you're DIW.
by James Smith Jackson February 24, 2009

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