AFC

What Does AFC Mean?

AFC means "Average Frustrated Chump," "Away from Controller/Computer," "American Football Conference," "Association Football Club," and "Asian Football Confederation."

Here is more information about each of these definitions of AFC, with examples of use.

Average Frustrated Chump

AFC is an abbreviation of the term "Average Frustrated Chump," which was coined in 2007 by Erik von Markovik, in his book The Mystery Method.

According to Markovik, most mean are AFCs, i.e., the sort of guy who always seems to end up as "just good friends" with women, because of their extreme pliability in dealing with them. The irony for an AFC is that by doing all the things he thinks women want listening, understanding, agreeing, comforting he inadvertently alienates himself from any possibility of a sexual relationship.

AFCs are also known as "Beta Males," because they are inferior to "Alpha Males."

Away from Computer / Away from Controller

In the online realm, the abbreviation AFC usually means "Away From Computer" or "Away from Controller." AFC indicates that a user is not at their PC or games console.

In this context, AFC is similar to abbreviations such as AFK (Away from Keyboard) and AFP (Away from Phone).

American Football Conference, Asian Football Confederation, Association Football Club

Among sporting fans in the US, AFC is widely recognized as the initials of the American Football Conference.

In ASIA, AFC is the Asian Football Confederation. While in the UK, it usually means Association Football Club. (In most of Asia and in the UK, football is the game known as soccer in the US.)

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Summary of Key Points for First Definition of AFC

"Average Frustrated Chump" is a popular definition for AFC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
AFC
Definition:Average Frustrated Chump
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Second Definition

"Away from Controller/Computer" is another common definition for AFC.
AFC
Definition:Away from Controller/Computer
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Third Definition

In US sporting circles, AFC means American Football Conference.
AFC
Definition:American Football Conference
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Summary of Key Points for Fourth Definition

Among fans of soccer in Asia, AFC means "Asian Football Confederation."
AFC
Definition:Asian Football Confederation
Type:Abbreviation
Typical Users:typical user
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s
Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Fifth Definition

Among fans of soccer in the UK, AFC means "Association Football Club."
AFC
Definition:Association Football Club
Type:Abbreviation
Typical Users:typical user
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s
Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

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Examples of AFC in Sentences

Here are examples of AFC being used in conversations with the meaning "Average Frustrated Chump":
  • My ex said that I'm an AFC, so when she sent me a text to say "Can you delete my number?" I texted back "Who is this?"
  • You're such an AFC that if I wanted to kill myself I'd climb your ego and jump to your sex appeal.

An Academic Look at AFC

AFC is a noun phrase (a group of words which play the role of a single noun).

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Aay Eff Cee"), AFC is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Beta Male" or "Metrosexual" instead of using the abbreviation AFC with the meaning "Average Frustrated Chump."

Example of AFC Used in a Text

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