What Does PFF Mean in a Text?

PFF is an "Expression of Disagreement or Dismissal" and also means "Pro Football Focus."

Here is more information about each of these definitions with examples.

Expression of Disagreement or Dismissal

The interjection PFF (pronounced "puff") is an expression of disagreement or dismissal. PFF basically means "I disagree" or "I don't care." For example:
  • Jo: Did you hear that we have to work late on Friday?
  • Sam: PFF! We'll see about that. I already have plans.
  • (Here PFF is an expression of disagreement.)
  • Sam: Boss, I'm sorry, but I can't work late on Friday. I already have plans.
  • Boss: PFF. Well, you'll have to change them.
  • (Here PFF is an expression of dismissal.)
When used as a direct response to a statement by another person, PFF can often be considered quite rude.

In this context, PFF means the same as PFFT.

Pro Football Focus

PFF also stands for "Pro Football Focus," which is a website that focuses on analysis of NFL (National Football League) and NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) football in the United States.

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meaning of PFF

PFF is also an expression of disagreement or dismissal.

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for PFF

"Expression of Disagreement or Dismissal" is the most common definition for PFF on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Expression of Disagreement or Dismissal
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for PFF

"Pro Football Focus" is another definition for PFF.
Definition:Pro Football Focus
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at PFF

When used as an expression of disagreement or dismissal, PFF is an interjection.

Interjections are words used to express feeling or emotion. They can be standalone or used as part of a sentence (usually at the start). An interjection can end in an exclamation mark to express a strong feeling or emotion.

When used to mean "Pro Football Focus," PFF is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Pee Eff Eff"). Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

The use of PFF as an expression of dismissal predates the digital era.

Example of PFF Used in a Text

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