What Does FILO Mean?

FILO means "First In Last Out." The abbreviation FILO means that whoever or whatever is first in will be the last to leave. FILO is a commonly used abbreviation in both accounting and computer science to describe the order in which objects are accessed.

"First In Last Out" is a common motto that is probably most famously used by pathfinder units of the US Army.

Summary of Key Points

"First In Last out" is the most common definition for FILO on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:First In Last out
Type:Acronym and Abbreviation
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write FILO, I mean this:

meaning of FILO
The first one in will be the last one out.


Examples of FILO in Sentences

Here are examples of FILO being used in conversations:
  • Marsha: I think they're looking to cut some jobs at work.
  • Mick: Don't worry, it's usually FILO. You'll be okay.
  • Richard: Did you go to the pub last night?
  • Pip: I certainly did, I was FILO.

An Academic Look at FILO

FILO is an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word). Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters.

Example of FILO Used in a Text


See Also

FISH (First In Still Here) LIFO (Last In First Out) LMS (Last Man Standing) FCFS (First Come First Served) FIFO (First In First Out)