What Does AFAIR Mean in a Text?

AFAIR means "As Far As I Remember." The abbreviation AFAIR is a common caveat used to indicate that the accuracy of a statement is dependent on the accuracy a memory.

Of note, AFAIR is sometimes expanded to "As Far As I Recall."

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When I write AFAIR, I mean this:

meaning of AFAIR

AFAIR declares that a statement's truth is reliant on an accurate memory.

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of AFAIR in Sentences

Here are examples of AFAIR being used in conversations:
  • Simon: If I ever need a heart transplant, I'd want my ex's. AFAIR, it's never been used.
  • Terry: Did Joe put beetroot in the salad?
  • Chris: AFAIR, yes.

An Academic Look at AFAIR

AFAIR can be classified as an adverb of condition with a meaning similar to "if I remember correctly."

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "As Far As I Remember" instead of AFAIR.

Example of AFAIR Used in a Text

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