What does abow mean on TikTok? Explain the definition

There’s a new word on the block that people are using on TikTok.

You may have heard it on the video sharing app, as the term has recently gained popularity.

Many users of TikTok also don't seem to know what abow means


Many users of TikTok also don’t seem to know what abow meansCredit: @iminlov3witmyself

So where did it come from and what does it really mean?

Where does Abow come from?

The popularity of the word abow really started on TikTok thanks to a song.

It was a twist on a little-known rap called Blow the Whistle by 810Smoke.

In it, a singer is heard saying, “He told me to throw it back, abow.”

Some people also expressed confusion about the pronunciation.

It is said the same way as bowing to someone, so “I have to a bow before the Queen”.

What does abow mean?

It seems most TikTokers don’t really know what they mean by themselves.

Many people simply use it as they see fit, mostly using the song in the background.

The most common statement is roughly to mean something along the lines of “wow” or “damn”.

So it is a term to express shock.

Based on Urban Dictionary, it’s a Turkish term – although if you read the comments on TikTok, some object to this.

It’s a word that is also said to be common in Swedish slang.

Either way, expect to see and hear a lot more about it on the platform in the future.

Abow is apparently used to express shock, in a similar way to'damn'


Abow is apparently used to express shock, in a similar way to ‘damn’Credit: SOPA/LightRocket Image via Gett
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