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FTW is an abbreviation used for many different meanings within different groups of people: 1. Online gamers: "for the win". 2. Bikers/Old Jailbirds: "fuck the world" or "forever two wheels". 3. Texters/Online kids: "fuck the what" which is what the fuck backwards. 4. Nazis/White Supremacists: "forever truly white". 5. Animal activists: "free the whales". 6. Stoners/Potheads: "free the weed". 7. Eastcoast/Eastsiders: "fuck the west/west side/ west coast"....an jus randomly: "fuck that whore", "forget the worst" "forget the war"....etc
FTW can pretty much mean almost anything depending on the person!
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"For The Win."

An enthusiastic emphasis to the end of a comment, message, or post. Sometimes genuine, but often sarcastic.

Originated from the game show Hollywood Squares where the result of the player's response is expected to win the game.
Bob: Your 1up t-shirt rocks
Sally: 1up t-shirts ftw.
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For the Win
Used in online gaming, such as Everquest or World of Warcraft
Lvl 57 Battle Axe of the Moonslayer FTW!!!
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Originated as a biker term used in two contexts:

1. Forever Two Wheels. A validation of biker culture, values, and of course, bikes.

2. Fuck The World. A rejection of non-biker/traditional values/laws of any kind.

According to people who should know, the first was the true origin of the term.
From a Hell's Angel working security at a Grateful Dead concert, when (stupidly) asked about the meaning of his FTW tattoo: "Forever Two Wheels".

Has since been appropriated by and attributed to everything from Hollywood Squares (For the Win) to Greenpeace: (Free The Whales)etc, etc, ad infinitum.
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In biker gangs it meant Fuck the World,

but in online usage it mainly means For the Win.
When you see FTW, don't ever get a biker confused with a gamer or else you might be like "stfu n00b" and then get your face smashed in.
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