What Does AFAICT Mean in a Text?

AFAICT means "As Far As I Can Tell." AFAICT is typically used to indicate that a statement you have made is based on your personal understanding of a situation. The abbreviation is a caveat meaning "I am not completely certain, but I think"

Of note, AFAICT has the same meaning as AFAICS (As Far As I Can See).

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When I write AFAICT, I mean this:

meaning of AFAICT

AFAICT means "I'm not putting my ass on the line, Comrade President."

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of AFAICT in Sentences

Here are examples of AFAICT being used in conversations:
  • Sam: AFAICT politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.
  • Celine: AFAICT artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

An Academic Look at AFAICT

AFAICT is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Aay Eff Aay Eye Cee Tee), but as this is harder to say than "As far as I can tell," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation AFAICT is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just written "As Far As I Can Tell" instead of using the abbreviation AFAICT.

Example of AFAICT Used in a Text

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