F9

What Does F9 Mean?

F9 means "Fine," "Promiscuous," and "Get Rid." Here is more information about each of these definitions of F9, with examples of use.

Fine

F9 is used as an abbreviation of the word "fine", which means "great" and "okay."

When said out loud together, the letter f and the number 9 sound like the word "fine."

Promiscuous, Get Rid

F9 is also used to refer to someone who is promiscuous (i.e., moves quickly from one relationship to the next) or to suggest getting rid of a partner. For example:
  • "Watch out for him. He is always F9-ing."
  • "You should F9 that boy. He's no good for you."
This usage of F9 comes from the website chatroulette.com, where pressing the F9 button moves the user on to the next person.

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition of F9

"Fine" is the most common definition for F9 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
F9
Definition:Fine
Type:Word and Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Promiscuous" is another definition for F9.
F9
Definition:Promiscuous
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
5: Extremely difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Third Definition

F9 also means "Get Rid."
F9
Definition:Get Rid
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
5: Extremely difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write F9, I mean this:

meaning of F9
F9 means "fine," "promiscuous," and "get rid."

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An Academic Look at F9

F9 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 the word, 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.

F9 is typically used as an adjective (i.e., a describing word). For example:
  • She thought the dress looked F9.
F9 can also be used as an imperative verb. For example:
  • F9 that lunatic.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "fine" instead of using F9.

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of F9 Used in a Text

F9

See Also

86 (to get rid of something) 5N (fine) AIT (alright) ITE (alright?) IGHT (alright) FBM (fine by me) FBTW (fine, be that way) FINESSE (deceptive manipulation, exceptional skill) FYN (fine) K (okay)