AFF

What Does AFF Mean?

The abbreviation AFF has a number of common meanings, which are used widely both online and off. The most common definition searched for is "Adult Friend Finder." AFF also means "Affirmative," "Advanced Fighting Fantasy" and "Away From Forum." Here is a little more information about each definition of AFF. (Examples of use can be found below.)

"Adult Friend Finder." The most common definition of AFF searched for online is "Adult Friend Finder." AFF is an adult-oriented social network and dating service, which was founded in 1996. It is said to be one of the most popular online destinations for individuals, couples and groups looking for casual sexual encounters.

"Affirmative." Another common definition of AFF is "Affirmative." Originally a term used in radio conversations to mean "Yes," AFF is now widely used in text-based communications to indicate agreement or consent.

"Advanced Fighting Fantasy." In gaming, AFF is a role-playing game, based on the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. AFF was first released in 1989, and re-released as a second edition in 2011.

"Away From Forum." AFF is used in online forums to indicate that a user is currently away or offline.

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First Definition of AFF

"Adult Friend Finder" is the most common definition for AFF on online dating sites, as well as in texts and on adult chat forums.

AFF
Definition:Adult Friend Finder
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults

Second Definition of AFF

"Affirmative" is another common definition for AFF.

AFF
Definition:Affirmative
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition of AFF

"Advanced Fighting Fantasy" is a common definition for AFF on gaming apps, such as Discord and TeamSpeak.

AFF
Definition:Advanced Fighting Fantasy
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Fourth Definition of AFF

"Away From Forum" is another definition for AFF.

AFF
Definition:Away From Forum
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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meaning of AFF
AFF also means "Adult Friend Finder," "Advanced Fighting Fantasy" and "Away From Forum."

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Examples of AFF in Sentences

Here's an example of AFF being used in conversation:
  • Husband: Do you ever fantasize about me?
  • Wife: Have you been looking at AFF again? Well, actually, I do fantasize about you... about you taking out the trash, mowing the lawn, and doing the dishes.
  • Husband: Huh? OK. AFF. I'm on it. Then can we talk about real fantasies?
  • (Here, AFF means both "Adult Friend Finder" and "Affirmative.")

An Academic Look at AFF

When used with the meaning "Affirmative," AFF is typically used as an interjection, with the meaning "Yes." It is a contraction. Some contractions, like AFF, use the opening letters of the fully expanded version of a word. Other contractions, like Dr (Doctor), use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version.

When used with the meanings "Adult Friend Finder," "Advanced Fighting Fantasy" and "Away From Forum," AFF is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ay Eff Eff"). Therefore, it is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of AFF Used in a Text

 
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See Also

Selves-isolating (Locking down with a partner) AYE (yes) CHA (yes) CHYA (yes) CHYEA (yes) EEE (oh or yes (a multi-meaning interjection)) HY (hell yes) JA (yes (German)) JAWOHL (yes (with a connotation of German military)) MHM (yes) MHMM (yes) YE (yes) YEP (yes)