What Does AFAICS Mean in a Text?

AFAICS means "As Far As I Can See." AFAICS is typically used at the start of a statement to make it clear the statement is a personal opinion or a personal take on the situation.

AFAICS can also be used like a caveat meaning "I am not 100% certain, but I think…"

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When I write AFAICS, I mean this:

meaning of AFAICS

AFAICS is a caveat meaning "As far as I can see..."

Summary of Key Points

"As Far As I Can See" is the most common definition for AFAICS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:As Far As I Can See
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of AFAICS in Sentences

Here is an example of AFAICS being used in a conversation:
  • Charlie: Are you sure that no one else has put a bid on that car yet?
  • Jordan: AFAICS they have not.
  • (Here, the caveat AFAICS indicates a lack of certainty associated with the statement.)

An Academic Look at AFAICS

AFAICS is used like an adverb of concession, which is similar in meaning to "although this is just my opinion." When used at the start of a sentence, an adverb of concession (or any adverbial phrase) is often followed by a comma to separate it from the main clause. However, in text speak or in online chat forums, this comma is usually omitted for brevity.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I am of the opinion that" instead of AFAICS.

Example of AFAICS Used in a Text

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