What Does AFF Mean in a Text?

AFF usually means "Adult Friend Finder." However, it has a number of other common definitions, including "affirmative," "Advanced Fighting Fantasy," "ASEAN Football Federation" and "Away From Forum." Here's more information about each of these definitions, with examples of use.

Adult Friend Finder

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The most common definition of AFF searched for online is "Adult Friend Finder." It is an adult-oriented social network and dating service, which was founded in 1996. Worldwide, AFF is one of the most popular online destinations for individuals, couples and groups looking for casual-sexual encounters.


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Another common definition of AFF is "affirmative." In this context, it is usually typed in lowercase, as "aff." Originally a term used in radio conversations to mean "yes," it is now widely used in text-based communications to indicate agreement or consent. For example:

  • Lee: Are you coming tonight?
  • Ali: Aff, but will be a little late.

Advanced Fighting Fantasy

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In gaming, AFF stands for "Advanced Fighting Fantasy." It is a role-playing game (RPG), based on the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. With a plethora of spells, creatures, and treasures, AFF immerses players in complex quests and tactical combats. As adventurers journey together into the rich fantasy world of Titan, the primary fantasy world where most of the adventures take place, they face challenges, forge alliances, and uncover mysteries, bringing Titan's lore to life in dynamic tabletop sessions.

ASEAN Football Federation

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In sport, AFF usually means "ASEAN Football Federation." This is the governing body for soccer in Southeast Asia. Founded in 1984, it oversees regional competitions like the AFF Championship. This biennial tournament strengthens regional rivalries and showcases emerging talent. The AFF plays a vital role in developing soccer in the ASEAN region.

Away From Forum

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AFF is used in online forums to indicate that a user is currently away or offline. In this context it simply means that the user is not active or present in the forum at that moment. They may be on a break, on vacation, or just not logging in for some reason. It's similar to saying someone is "away from keyboard" (AFK).

Some forums might have status indicators that allow users to show when they're actively online, busy, or away, and "away from forum" would denote that they're not currently engaged with the forum.

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When I write AFF, I mean this:

meaning of AFF

AFF has a number of other meanings.

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of AFF

"Adult Friend Finder" is the most common definition for AFF on online dating sites, as well as in texts and on adult chat forums.
Definition:Adult Friend Finder
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user


Second Definition of AFF

"Affirmative" is another common definition for AFF.
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition of AFF

"Advanced Fighting Fantasy" is a common definition for AFF on gaming apps, such as Discord and TeamSpeak.
Definition:Advanced Fighting Fantasy
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Fourth Definition of AFF

In sport, AFF usually means "ASEAN Football Federation."
Definition:ASEAN Football Federation
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Fifth Definition of AFF

"Away From Forum" is another definition for AFF.
Definition:Away From Forum
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Example of AFF in Sentences

Here's an example of AFF being used in conversation:
  • Husband: Do you ever fantasize about me?
  • Wife: Have you been looking at AFF again? Well, actually, I do fantasize about you... about you taking out the trash, mowing the lawn, and doing the dishes.
  • Husband: Huh? OK. AFF. I'm on it. Then can we talk about real fantasies?
  • (Here, AFF means both "Adult Friend Finder" and "Affirmative.")

An Academic Look at AFF

image for academic look at AFF When used with the meaning "Affirmative," AFF is typically used as an interjection, with the meaning "Yes." It is a contraction. Some contractions, like AFF, use the opening letters of the fully expanded version of a word. Other contractions, like Dr (Doctor), use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version.

When used with the meanings "Adult Friend Finder," "Advanced Fighting Fantasy," "ASEAN Football Federation," and "Away From Forum," AFF is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced one letter at a time. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of AFF Used in a Text

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