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Woot originated as a hacker term for root (or administrative) access to a computer. However, with the term as coincides with the gamer term, "w00t".

"w00t" was originally an trunicated expression common among players of Dungeons and Dragons tabletop role-playing game for "Wow, loot!" Thus the term passed into the net-culture where it thrived in video game communities and lost its original meaning and is used simply as a term of excitement.
 

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Mr.AJ said:
Woot originated as a hacker term for root (or administrative) access to a computer. However, with the term as coincides with the gamer term, "w00t".
thats what i allways thought, it started life in the FXP world
 

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woot or w000000000000t ! as 'US' internet gamers use basically means, What the fuck !

As in 'w0000000t how the did that twunt kill me' or 'w000000000t they are good' or even 'w000000000t I dont believe that'

Many variations/interpretations of w0000000t but for gamers its the above meaning ;)

I know people who use w000t in everyday use IE - 'w000000t look at the top bollarks on her' or 'w00000000t that is excellent'

Hope this helps & maybe confuses you some more :D

w0000000000000000000000000000000t !!!!!!


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Gr1m said:
woot or w000000000000t ! as 'US' internet gamers use basically means, What the fuck !

As in 'w0000000t how the did that twunt kill me' or 'w000000000t they are good' or even 'w000000000t I dont believe that'

Many variations/interpretations of w0000000t but for gamers its the above meaning ;)

I know people who use w000t in everyday use IE - 'w000000t look at the top bollarks on her' or 'w00000000t that is excellent'

Hope this helps & maybe confuses you some more :D

w0000000000000000000000000000000t !!!!!!

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alas, no

it's the wow, loot thing mentioned above. Originally from MUDs years ago :)
 

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Is it in the dictionary yet? surely at the rate it's used these days it will be.
One of my geekier mates was reported to have rolled off the missus and and sighed 'w00t' before falling asleep but that is still to be confirmed :D
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woot

The term "w00t" (pronounced, and sometimes spelled, "woot"; IPA pronunciation: [wuːt]) is a slang interjection used to express happiness or excitement, most often expressed via the Internet. The expression has been used in Usenet posts [1], multiplayer computer games (especially first-person shooters), the IRC and SILC chat protocols, instant messages, weblogs, and web forums, and even spoken aloud. It is considered as leet speak (l337).
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