What Does SFLR Mean?

SFLR means "Sorry For Late Reply." As social media and texting makes communication happen instantly, it can seem rude if somebody doesn't respond quickly. This term is an efficient and polite way to acknowledge a slow response.

Summary of Key Points

"Sorry for Late Reply" is the most common definition for SFLR on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Sorry for Late Reply
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for SFLR

When I write SFLR, I mean this:

meaning of SFLR
SFLR is a polite way to restart a written conversation.


Examples of SFLR in Sentences

Here are examples of SFLR being used in written conversations:
  • Tony: Hey, SFLR. I got caught up at work.
  • Jordan: That's ok. It's busy out there today.
  • Tony: I didn't have my phone with me. SFLR.
  • Jordan: I wondered why you didn't reply as quickly as normal.

An Academic Look at SFLR

SFLR is used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement) meaning "I am sorry for my late reply." (In other words, it is not used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.)

Of interest, SFLR is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Ess Eff El Ar), but as this is harder to say than "Sorry for the late reply," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation SFLR is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

Example of SFLR Used in a Text


See Also

SOZ (sorry) SRY (sorry) BRB (be right back) BAC (back at computer) BAK (back at keyboard) IB (I'm back) JGB (just got back)