What Does A&F Mean?

A&F means "Always and Forever."

The phrase "Always And Forever" is commonly used to express permanency in a romantic context. The abbreviation A&F is typically preceded by a declaration of love; e.g., "I will love you A&F".

Of note:
  • "Always And Forever" is also abbreviated as AAF and 637 (the number of letters in each word).
  • A&F also stands for Abercrombie & Fitch, an American retailer of upscale casual wear for young customers. A&F has stores worldwide.

Summary of Key Points

"Always and Forever" is the most common definition for A&F on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Always and Forever
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for A&F

When I write A&F, I mean this:

meaning of AAF
The image shows a design containing the words Always And Forever.


Examples of A&F in Sentences

Here are examples of A&F being used in conversations:
  • Sarah: I will love you A&F.
  • Sam: Thanks, but I'm still not doing it.
  • Mike: If I give you my heart, will you care for it A&F?
  • Jo: Throw in your house, your car and your credit card and I will think about it.

An Academic Look at A&F

A&F is typically used as an adverb of time. An adverb of time modifies a verb to describe when the verb occurs. For example:
  • "I will hate you A&F."
  • (Here, A&F emphasizes that the verb (to hate) will occur ad infinitum.)
A&F is defined as a cyber term because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Most cyber terms were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write words or phrases, but since the arrival of predictive texting and keyboards on mobile devices, this efficiency is no longer required. Nevertheless, cyber terms are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality. Cyber terms differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said something like "Always And Forever" or "Forever And Ever" instead of using A&F.

Example of A&F Used in a Text


See Also

637 (always and forever (number of letters in each word)) AAF (always and forever) AFS (always, forever and seriously) AIMH (always in my heart) 4EVA (forever) 5EVER (longer than forever)