What Does LFTI Mean in a Text?

LFTI means "Looking Forward To It." It is typically used after someone reminds you of a future event that you are both attending. Although less common, it is sometimes used to undermine someone's threat.

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When I write LFTI, I mean this:

meaning of LFTI

LFTI means "I am looking forward to it."

Summary of Key Points

"Looking Forward to It" is the most common definition for LFTI on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Looking Forward to It
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of LFTI in Sentences

Here are examples of LFTI being used in conversations:
  • Charlie: It's the rugby this Saturday!
  • Jordan: LFTI
  • (Here, Person B is genuinely looking forward to the event.)
  • Charlie: I will come to your house and show you how angry I am!
  • Jordan: LFTI
  • (Here, Person B is undermining Person A's threat.)

An Academic Look at LFTI

LFTI is used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement), which translates best as "I am looking forward to it." In other words, it is not used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

LFTI is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Ell Eff Tee Aye). (NB: Initialisms contrast with 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 "I can hardly wait" instead of LFTI.

Example of LFTI Used in a Text

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