What Does ROFC Mean in a Text?

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ROFC means "Rolling On Floor Crying." The abbreviation ROFC usually means that you are crying with laughter. It is a version of ROFL (Rolling On Floor Laughing). However, ROFC can also be used more literally to express intense grief, following an incident such as a bereavement or relationship break-up. With the sad connotation, it is a term commonly used by EMOs.

Of note, ROFC also stands for "Reach Out For Christ," a religious group based on the Gold Coast in Australia.

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When I write ROFC, I mean this:

meaning of ROFC

ROFC can mean you are crying with laughter or crying with sadness.

Summary of Key Points

"Rolling On Floor Crying" is the most common definition for ROFC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Rolling On Floor Crying
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of ROFC in Sentences

Here are examples of ROFC being used in conversations:
  • Danni: I'm sorry to hear about your dog. Are you ok?
  • Emma: ROFC.
  • (Here, ROFC portrays sadness.)
  • Ethan: Did you see that bloke fall off the stage last night?
  • Frank: Yeah, I was ROFC.
  • (Here, ROFC portrays laughing.)

An Academic Look at ROFC

ROFC is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Ar Ow Eff Cee), but as this is harder to say than "Rolling on floor crying," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation ROFC is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I'm so unhappy" or "that's hilarious" instead of ROFC.

Example of ROFC Used in a Text

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