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What Does NFSW Mean?

NFSW means "Not For Showing To The Wife" and "Need For Speed: World."

Not For Showing To The Wife

The abbreviation NFSW is typically used with the meaning "Not For Showing To The Wife" to indicate that the contents of a message are probably not suitable for a man to share with his wife or partner. NFSW is usually placed in the subject line of a message, to let the recipient know that it contains content of a sexually explicit nature.

NFSW is similar in meaning to the abbreviation NSFW (Not Safe For Work), which is a warning to recipients in work environments, not to open a message when their screens are being overlooked.

Need For Speed: World

NFSW can also refer to the "Need For Speed: World" driving simulator game, which was popular from 2010 to 2015.

Summary of Key Points

"Not For Showing To The Wife" is the most common definition for NFSW on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
NFSW
Definition:Not For Showing To The Wife
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults

Second Definition of NFSW

"Need For Speed: World" is the most popular definition for NFSW in gaming related chat.
NFSW
Definition:Need For Speed: World
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

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When I write NFSW, I mean this:

meaning of NFSW
NFSW can also be used with the meaning "Need For Speed: World."

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Examples of NFSW in Sentences

Here are examples of NFSW being used in conversation:
  • Jack: My wife saw that picture of us on Saturday night!
  • John: Why did you show her?
  • Jack: I didn't. I opened it when she was in the room. You should have put NFSW in the title!
  • (Here, NFSW is being used with the meaning "Not For Showing To The Wife.")
  • Jo: What's your favourite ever game?
  • Lee: It's gotta be NFSW! That's where it all started for me.
  • (Here, NFSW is being used with the meaning "Need For Speed: World.")

An Academic Look at NFSW

When used with the meaning "Not For Showing To The Wife," the abbreviation NFSW is used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). In this context, it has the clear meaning "This is not safe for showing to your wife or partner."

Example of NFSW Used in a Text

NFSW

See Also

NSFA (not safe for anyone) NSFL (not safe for life) NSFV (not safe for viewing) NSFW (not safe for work) NWS (not work safe (contains adult content)) SFW (safe for work)