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.
Sally: 1up t-shirts ftw.
(1)English Translation: Fuck the world.
-\Often used to express a feeling of depression/unacceptance/frusteration.
(2)English Translation: For the win.
-\A term which can be originated to a popular game show "HollyWood Squares" when , on the final move contestants would announce their move was "For the win".
-\Used oftenly when giving importance to a specific noun.(ei. "My computer, FTW")
(3) English Translation: What the fuck?
Originatiton: WTF, "l33tsp33k".
FTW: Intentional spelling error of the word wtf to emphasise confusion and bewildredness.
(WTF: See wtf)
as a statement,"ftw."
also in a sentence, "What? A headshot!FTW!"
as a phrase, "Chuck Norris, ftw."
as an adjective, "My new graphics card definitly is ftw."
(3) (see wtf)