WYSIWYG means what you See Is what you Get
WYSIWYG is an English term in computer land, and is the abbreviation for: you get what you see. When you create a document in Microsoft Word, it looks the same on the screen than the printed version (if it is good at least). If a text is bold on the screen, that is also the case on paper. With the advent of CMS systems for publishing websites, the term WYSIWYG has become commonplace.