What Does FFS Mean in a Text?

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FFS means "For F*ck's Sake!". It is a crude but popular abbreviation widely used in texting and online conversations to convey frustration, impatience, or exasperation. It captures moments of irritation or disbelief in a succinct, emphatic manner. Although its brevity and intensity make it popular for quick, emotional responses, its use is generally considered inappropriate in professional or formal settings. FFS serves as a digital venting tool, allowing users to express strong feelings in a compact form. However, awareness of the audience and context is crucial to avoid potential offense or misunderstandings. For example:

  • FFS, why is this computer so slow today? (Probably okay with a friend at work, but not with the head of the IT department.)
  • Just missed the bus, FFS! (Okay when phoning to tell a friend you're going to be late, but not the doctor.)
  • FFS, I told you not to eat my leftovers! (Okay with your flatmate, but not with your parents.)
  • Locked my keys in the car again, FFS. (Okay with a friend, but not with the roadside recovery operator.)
Other ways of expressing similar emotions without the profanity include:
  • FCS - For Christ's sake!
  • FGS - For God's sake!
  • FHS - For heaven's sake!
  • OFGS - Oh, for God's sake!

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When I write FFS, I mean this:

meaning of FFS

FFS conveys frustration, impatience, or exasperation.

Summary of Key Points

"For F*ck's Sake!" is the most common definition for FFS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here is some more information about FFS:
Definition:For F*ck's Sake!
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at FFS

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FFS is an initialism abbreviation, as each letter is pronounced individually. Other examples of initialisms include FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), ATM (Automated Teller Machine), and HTML (HyperText Markup Language).

Example of FFS Used in a Text

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