What Does AFN Mean in a Text?

AFN means "All for Now." There are several meanings for AFN, but "All for Now" is the most common. (NB: The full version would be "That is all for now.")

AFN can also mean "All F*cking Night" or "Ancient F*cking News."

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When I write AFN, I mean this:

meaning of AFN

AFN means all for now.

Summary of Key Points

"All for Now" is the most common definition for AFN on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:All for Now
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of AFN in Sentences

Here are examples of AFN being used in conversations:
  • Ken: Is this your finished report?
  • Roger: It's AFN, but there's more to come.
  • (Here, AFN means All for Now.)
  • Angie: You look tired.
  • Kiera: I've been up AFN!
  • (Here, AFN means All F*cking Night.)
  • Katie: John and Melony have split up.
  • Joanne: AFN! Have you been living in a box?
  • (Here, AFN means Ancient F*cking News.)

An Academic Look at AFN

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ay Eff En"), AFN 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 "that's everything" instead of AFN.

Example of AFN Used in a Text

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