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Meaning of DF

What Does DF Mean? (Using DF Online)

DF typically means "D' F*ck?", which is a shortened version of WTF (What The F*ck?). (NB: The D sound imitates the word "The", and the "What" is omitted altogether.)

DF expresses surprise or shock, typically after receiving news or experiencing an event.

DF can also stand for "Direction Finding", which is a technique for locating a radio transmitter. It usually involves two or more sensors providing line-bearings towards the transmitter. The intersection of these line-bearings is the transmitter's location.
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Definition for DF

DF means "D' F*ck" (which is a shortened version of WTF). This is the most common definition for DF on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about DF:

DF
Definition:D' F*ck
(shortened version of WTF)
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write DF, I mean this:

meaning of DF
"D" is a shorted version "What The". D' F*ck is used to express surprise or shock.
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Examples of DF in Sentences

Here are examples of DF being used in conversations:
  • Person A: I'm not going tonight.
  • Person B: DF? I've bought you a ticket.
  • Person A: DF? My dog just went loopy at something in the kitchen.
  • Person B: Probably just a burglar.

An Academic Look at WTF

DF is typically used an interjection. An interjection is included in a sentence (usually at the start) to express a sentiment such as surprise, disgust, joy, excitement, or enthusiasm. (In formal writing, interjections are offset from the surrounding words with commas.)

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "You must be kidding me" or "You're joking, right?" instead of DF.

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Second Definition for DF

This meaning was also noted:

DF
Definition:Direction Finding
(i.e. to locate)
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Specialists
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Using DF on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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