DWI

abbreviation or noun
\ ˌdē-ˌdə-bəl-(ˌ)yü-ˈī How to pronounce DWI (audio) \
plural DWIs

Definition of DWI

1 US : the crime of driving a vehicle while intoxicated : dui was arrested for DWI a DWI charge/case
2 US : an arrest or conviction for driving while intoxicated Brian's license had been revoked and his new job threatened after a third DWI.— Lee Durkee
3 US : a person who is arrested for or convicted of driving under the influence a convicted DWI

First Known Use of DWI

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for DWI

driving while intoxicated

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“DWI.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/DWI. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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Legal Definition of DWI

driving while intoxicated

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