What Does FAAK Mean in a Text?

FAAK means "Falling Asleep at Keyboard." The abbreviation FAAK is commonly used online to let someone know you are so tired or bored that you are literally asleep at your desk.

FAAK shouldn't be confused with the Irish term 'feck', which has been described as a 'family-friendly' way of replacing the expletive 'f*ck' to show mild frustration or irritation.

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When I write FAAK, I mean this:

meaning of FAAK

FAAK means "Falling Asleep At Keybokard."

Summary of Key Points

"Falling Asleep at Keyboard" is the most common definition for FAAK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Falling Asleep at Keyboard
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of FAAK in Sentences

Here are examples of FAAK being used in conversations:
  • Harry: Are you tired after your flight?
  • Liv: Totally. FAAK.
  • Kelly: How is work going today?
  • Sarah: So slow. It is not even 10am and I am FAAK.

An Academic Look at FAAK

FAAK is typically used as an adverbial phrase of place. An adverb of place modifies a verb to describe where the verb occurs. For example:
  • I'm falling asleep at my keyboard.
  • (Here, FAAK tells us where the verb is occurring.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I'm so tired I can hardly keep my eyes open" instead of FAAK.

Example of FAAK Used in a Text

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