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driving while intoxicated: often used as an official police abbreviation.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of DWI
First recorded in 1965–70
Words nearby DWI
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Medical definitions for DWI
driving while intoxicated
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