Ok, I want to know: What the hell is “Woot!”? When did this start and where was I when it started? It is ALL over the Internet now and I keep thinking. What does this mean? Am I that clueless? I guess I am. So I did a little research…
According to the Urban Dictionary at http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=woot “woot” is a term that began with computer gamers. It was a combo of the saying “Wow, loot!” or “Wonderful loot.” It has since lost the meaning and now is a term used when someone is excited.
In addition, http://www.unwords.com/unword/woot.html gives the explanation that it began an acronym for We Owned Other Team.
Woot can be spelled with the two o’s or two 00 (zeros).
Either way, it is currently a part of our culture. I hear adults saying it, or using it online, a lot.
All I know is I don’t use it and I doubt that I will use it in the future. But at least now I know what it means. WOOT!