What Does LFG Mean in a Text?

The abbreviation LFG means "Looking for Group" (a gaming term) or "Let's F*cking Go." Here is more information about each of these definitions with examples of when and how to use them.

Looking for Group

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LFG is widely used in gaming related chat forums and other online communities with the meaning "Looking for Group," to indicate that a user or subscriber is seeking to join an already established group. For example:

  • Lee: Did you find anyone online to play with?
  • Sam: No. I'm still LFG.
The phrase "Looking for Group" has been adopted as the title of a fantasy-themed Canadian webcomic, published at www.lfg.co.

Note: LFG should not be confused with LFM ("Looking For Member"), which indicates that an established group is looking for someone else to participate in their community.

Check out our comprehensive list of gaming terms.

Let's F*cking Go

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LFG is also used in text messaging with the meaning "Let's F*cking Go." In this context, it probably indicates impatience or enthusiasm on the part of the sender to start doing something. For example:

  • Ali: Are you ready yet?!
  • Jo: Nearly!
  • Ali: We're going to be late. LFG!

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When I write LFG, I mean this:

meaning of LFG

LFG also means "Let's F*cking Go!"

Video Summarizing LFG

Here's a short video summarizing LFG:

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of LFG

"Looking for Group" is the most common definition for LFG on gaming apps, such as Discord and TeamSpeak, as well as on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Definition:Looking for Group
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition of LFG

"Let's F*cking Go" is another common definition for LFG.
Definition:Let's F*cking Go
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at LFG

LFG is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced one letter at a time. Other examples of initialisms are AI ("Artificial Intelligence") and EW ("Electronic Warfare").

Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words (e.g., GOAT ("Greatest Of All Time"), NATO ("North Atlantic Treaty Organization").

Example of LFG Used in a Text

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