SquadW

Meaning

What does SquadW mean?

SquadW refers to a group of friends or teammates who play games or participate in online activities together.

It can be used to refer to a group of people in a specific game, such as a squad in a first-person shooter, or to a group of people who hang out together in an online chat or voice call.

The “W” in “SquadW” is thought to stand for “with,” as in “playing with friends.”

It is also known as a popualr Twitch emote, depicting a closeup of the face of Twitch streamer Trainwrecks, who coincidentally also coined the term.

He popularized the expression by referring to his viewers agreeing with his opinions as “SquadW baby”.

Followers of Trainwrecks often use the term referring to double standards between men and women – a habit originating from Trainwrecks himself, who would often approach this topic in his streams.

squadW (Posterized)

Origin

What's the origin of SquadW?

“SquadW”, the slang and emote, originates from Trainwrecks, a Twitch streamer who is strongly opinionated about double standards.

When watchers would comment that they agreed with him or additional examples of double standards, he would reply by calling them “SquadW baby”.

The image macro, depicting a closeup of the streamer’s face was first posted on the r/trainwreckstv subreddit by u/CoolestTrihardInJg on September 23rd, 2018.

Spread & Usage

How did SquadW spread?

Both the expression and the emote is mainly used on Twitch.

It is either utilized negatively, aimed towards women getting special treatment, or against so-called “incels” or “anti-sjw” who promote opinions against women.

Trainwrecks himself also uses the term referencing his supporters, however, his anti-sjw attitudes has become decreasingly exaggerated and more moderate over time.

However, as the term gained popularity in the gaming community, it began to spread to other online platforms as well.

Today, “SquadW” can refer to groups of friends or teammates in a variety of different online activities, such as streaming, chatting, or even working on projects together.

It has become a widely used term on the web and has been used in various places such as Social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter, and also in gaming platforms like Steam, Discord, and Twitch.

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