What Does AFC Mean?

AFC means "Average Frustrated Chump," which is a term coined in 2007 by Erik von Markovik in his book "The Mystery Method." An AFC is a man who always seems to end up as "just good friends" with women because of his 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.

The term "Beta Male" (inferior to Alpha Male") has the same meaning.

In the online realm, the abbreviation AFC also typically means "Away From Computer." This indicates that a user is not at their console or PC.

Other well-known definitions of AFC include "Asian Football Confederation," "American Football Conference," and "Association Football Club."

Summary of Key Points

Definition for AFC

AFC means "Average Frustrated Chump." This is the most common definition for AFC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
Definition:Average Frustrated Chump
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write AFC, I mean this:

meaning of AFC
AFC means "You´re such a lovely guy."


Examples of AFC in Sentences

Here are examples of AFC being used in conversations:
  • Steve: 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?"
  • Paul:You're such an AFC that if I wanted to kill myself I'd climb your empathy 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).

Of note, 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.

Example of AFC Used in a Text


See Also

DERO (loser) LSR (loser) WAL (what a loser) LGMH (love gives me hope) BUDDY (friend) JAF (just a friend) ILYAAF (I love you as a friend) LJBF (let's just be friends) LYAAF (love you as a friend) LYLAF (love you like a friend) SPF (strictly platonic friend)