What Does LFM Mean in a Text?

LFM means "Looking For More" or "Looking For Member."

LFM is used in gaming with the meaning "Looking For More" or "Looking For Member" to indicate that a player or players in MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) games are looking for people to play with them.

LFM is often used when a Clan or Guild need help for a specific task, but can also be used when a group wants to recruit permanent members. For example:
  • Lee: We are going to need help if we are going to get past this lot!
  • Ali: I'll pin an LFM note on Discord.
LFM means the same as LFP (Looking For Party).

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When I write LFM, I mean this:

meaning of LFM

"Looking For More or Looking For Member"

Summary of Key Points

"Looking For More" or "Looking For Member" is the most common definition for LFM in gaming groups and on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Definition:Looking For More or Looking For Member
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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An Academic Look at LFM

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ell Eff Emm"), LFM is classified as an initialism abbreviation.

Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words (e.g., GOAT, NATO).

Example of LFM Used in a Text

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