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What Does AFK Mean?AFK means "Away From Keyboard."
The abbreviation AFK is used to indicate that the sender is temporarily absent and is unable to respond to messages or participate in a game.
AFK is most commonly used in multi-player games, when it indicates that the player is away even though their character is still onscreen. For example:
- Toni: Where were you? We were slaughtered.
- Jo: I told you I was AFK.
- Les: Sam, you take out the sniper.
- Ali: Sam is AFK. I'll do it.
A Video SummaryHere's a short video explaining this entry on AFK. It also covers BAK (Back at Keyboard) We're working hard to create more video summaries on new terms as they arise. Please follow us on Youtube.
Image for AFKWhen I write AFK, I mean this: AFK indicates a temporary absence.
Summary of Key Points"Away from Keyboard" is the most common definition for AFK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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Adults and Teenagers
An Academic Look at AFKTechnically, AFK is an adverb of place, but it most often used like a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement), which translates best as "I am away from the keyboard."
AFK is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (Ay Eff Kay). Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.
Example of AFK Used in a Text
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