What Does RFT Mean in a Text?

RFT means "Right First Time" or "Rounds For Time."

Right First Time

The abbreviation RFT is widely used in text conversations as an affirmative response. In this context, RFT indicates that someone has given the correct answer to a question at the first attempt.

Rounds For Time

The abbreviation RFT is also used in CrossFit, where it means "Rounds For Time." This is a form of training based on recording the time taken for doing a specified number of exercises and repetitions, then using that time as a benchmark for future sessions.

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meaning of RFT

RFT more commonly means "Right First Time."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for RFT

RFT means "Right First Time." This is the most common definition for RFT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and X (Twitter).
Definition:Right First Time
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for RFT

RFT also means "Rounds For Time." This is a common definition for RFT used in CrossFit.
Definition:Rounds For Time
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of RFT in Sentences

Here are examples of RFT being used in conversations:
  • Son: No! Don't tell me that the school phoned you!
  • Dad: RFT. We need to talk.
  • (Here, RFT means "Right First Time.")
  • Ben: What are you going to do at the gym today?
  • Helen: CrossFit. I am going to do that RFT workout again. Let's see if I have improved.
  • (Here, RFT means "Rounds For Time.")

An Academic Look at RFT

RFT is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Arr Eff Tee). When used with the meaning "Right First Time" RFT is not usually spoken using its letters. However, when used to mean "Rounds For Time" it is.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "correct" instead of using RFT to mean "Right First Time."

CrossFit and "Rounds For Time" did not officially exist before the digital era.

Example of RFT Used in a Text

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