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What Does Firm Mean in a Text?

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Firm is widely used as a slang term with the meaning "fit body." In the UK, firm is also used to refer to a gang that follows a football (soccer) team. Here is more information about each of these definitions, together with examples of use.

Fit Body

Firm is used to refer to a person (male or female) who is considered physically attractive and who has an especially well-defined physique. For example:
  • Sam: My new boss is so firm!
  • Jo: I know. He's my husband.

Football Gang

In the UK, firm is commonly used to refer to a group of football hooligans. Traditionally, troublemakers align themselves with a club and adopt the firm name. For example:
  • Arsenal "The Herd."
  • Burnley "The Suicide Squad."
  • Manchester United "The Red Army."
In conversation:
  • Sally: Do you actually know who they are playing today?
  • Ryan: Nope. I just like being part of the firm and having a punch-up.
Football hooliganism peaked in the UK during the 1970s, but still remains a problem for some clubs. There are many films that depict football hooliganism in England, including "The Firm" (2008) and "Green Street" (2005).

Check out our list of official soccer related terms and definitions.

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meaning of Firm

Firm also means "Fit Body."

First Definition of Firm

"Fit Body" is the most common definition for Firm on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Firm
Definition:Fit Body
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition of Firm

"Football Gang" is a common definition for Firm in the UK.
Firm
Definition:Football Gang
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at Firm

When used with the meaning "football gang," firm is a noun (i.e., a naming word). However, when used to mean "fit body," firm is an adjective (i.e., a describing word). For example:
  • That girl is so firm!
  • (Here, the adjective firm modifies the noun girl.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "sexy" or "tasty" instead of using irm to mean "fit body."

Example of Firm Used in a Text

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