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What Does FF Mean in a Text?

FF means "Fan Fiction," "Follow Friday," "Friendly Fire," "Fast Finish," "Forfeit," and "Final Fantasy." Here is more information about each of these definitions, with examples of use.

Fan Fiction

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In communities centered around literature, movies, or television shows, FF is widely used as an abbreviation to refer to Fan Fiction, i.e., fan-generated stories that use existing characters and settings but with new plots or relationships. For example:

  • "There's some great FF being written about #Plaid_Harry and #MeghanMarkIe right now!"

Follow Friday

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A Twitter tradition where users recommend other profiles to follow on Fridays. FF is used with a hashtag - "#FF" - followed by the usernames of recommended accounts. For example:

  • "#FF - Check out CyberDefs for any abbreviation or slang term that's got you wondering!"

Friendly Fire / Fast Finish / Forfeit / Final Fantasy

FF is used in online gaming with a number of meanings, including:
  • Friendly Fire - Fire that inadvertently damages or kills another player on the same team.
  • Fast Finish - Used when a player finishes a game very quickly.
  • Forfeit - Used when a player can see no hope of progress and decides to surrender or "forfeit" the game.
  • Final Fantasy - A Japanese science fantasy media franchise, whose video game series is one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time.
For example:
  • Lee: "I'm down! You dorks have wasted me with your FF!"
  • Sam: "Sorry. Let's FF and get outta here. I'd rather play FF anyway."
  • (Here FF is being used to mean "Friendly Fire," "Forfeit," and "Final Fantasy.")
Check out our comprehensive list of gaming terms.

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When I write FF, I mean this:

meaning of FF

FF also means "Follow Friday."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of FF

"Fan Fiction" is the most common definition for FF on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Wattpad, and Instagram.
FF
Definition:Fan Fiction
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition of FF

"Friendly Fire" is the most common definition for FF in gaming related communications on apps such as Discord, TeamSpeak and Telegram.
FF
Definition:Friendly Fire (Gaming Term)
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition of FF

"Fast Finish" is another common definition for FF in gaming related communications.
FF
Definition:Fast Finish (Gaming Term)
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 5
5: Extremely difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Fourth Definition of FF

"Forfeit" is another common definition for FF in gaming.
FF
Definition:Forfeit (Gaming Term)
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 5
5: Extremely difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Fifth Definition of FF

"Final Fantasy" is also a common definition for FF in gaming.
FF
Definition:Final Fantasy (Gaming Term)
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 5
5: Extremely difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Sixth Definition of FF

"Follow Friday" is a common definition for FF on Twitter (or X).
FF
Definition:Follow Friday
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at FF

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FF is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced one letter at a time. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words. Other examples of initialisms are:

  • AI - "Artificial Intelligence."
  • EW - "Electronic Warfare."

Example of FF Used in a Text

FF
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