What Does EPIC FAIL Mean?

EPIC FAIL means "Embarassing or Humorous Mistake." The term is typically used when a person fails at a task which should have been relatively easy. An activity may be described as an EPIC FAIL if it didn't go very well. It also denotes an embarrassing (yet hilarious) mistake.

On YouTube, the phrase EPIC FAIL often features in the comments of viral videos. Many people search EPIC FAIL on YouTube as it is a good way to find popular "FAIL" videos.

Summary of Key Points

Definition for EPIC FAIL

EPIC FAIL means "Total Failure (from the popular Epic Fail website)". This is the most common meaning for EPIC FAIL on social-media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat.
Definition:Embarassing or Humorous Mistake
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for EPIC FAIL

When I write EPIC FAIL, I mean this:

meaning of EPIC FAIL
EPIC FAIL describes an embarrassing (yet hilarious) mistake.


Examples of EPIC FAIL in Sentences

Here are examples of EPIC FAIL being used in conversations:
  • Tony: I spent three hours making a cake and decorating it last night. I woke up this morning and the cat had been at it.
  • Jordan: EPIC FAIL!
  • Tony: Your make-up looks like you put it on with a paint roller. EPIC FAIL!
  • Jordan: It's my new foundation!

An Academic Look at EPIC FAIL

EPIC FAIL is typically used as a noun (i.e., a naming word). For example:
  • Tonight was an EPIC FAIL.
  • (Here, EPIC FAIL is being used as a noun.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just laughed or said "that's unfortunate" or "oh dear" instead of EPIC FAIL.

Example of EPIC FAIL Used in a Text


See Also

EFG (epic fail guy) FAIL (failure) FINO (failure is not an option) FOF (full of fail) LFMF (learn from my fail) MTBF (mean time between failures) SOHF (sense of humor failure) TBTF (too big to fail)