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Meaning of OOF


What Does OOF Mean?

OOF means "Out of Office".

The abbreviation OOF is commonly used with the meaning "Out Of Office" to mean someone is away from their place of work and is not available.

OOF is also a word, used to represent the sound of someone or something having the air knocked out of them, either literally or figuratively. For example:
  • OOF! I just stubbed my toe!
  • OOF! That girl is hot!
Summary of Key Points

Definition for OOF

OOF means "Out of Office". This is the most common definition for OOF on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about OOF:

OOF
Definition:Out of Office
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
An Image for OOF
When I write OOF, I mean this:

meaning of OOF
I am OOF until further notice.
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Examples of OOF in Sentences

Here are examples of OOF being used in conversations:
  • Gilly: Did you get hold of Tina this morning?
  • Oscar: I emailed, but just got her OOF reply.
  • Reg: How was your date?
  • Anna: OOF! What a night!

An Academic Look at OOF

When used with the meaning "Out Of Office", OOF is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Oh Oh Eff). However, it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation OOF is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I'm Away From My Desk" or even just "Out Of Office" instead of using OOF.

A Text with OOF

Using OOF on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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