What Does SFLR Mean in a Text?

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SFLR means "Sorry For Late Reply/Response."

The abbreviation SFLR is used in text messaging to mean "Sorry For Late Reply" or "Sorry For Late Response." It is an efficient and polite way to acknowledge a delay in responding to a message.

SFLR can be used interchangeably with the abbreviation SLR ("Sorry, Late Reply/Response").

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When I write SFLR, I mean this:

meaning of SFLR

SFLR is a polite way to restart a written conversation.

Summary of Key Points

"Sorry for Late Reply" is the most common definition for SFLR on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Sorry for Late Reply
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of SFLR in Sentences

Here are examples of SFLR being used in written conversations:
  • Toni: Hey, SFLR. I got caught up at work.
  • Jordan: That's ok. It's busy out there today.
  • Toni: I didn't have my phone with me. SFLR.
  • Jordan: I wondered why you didn't reply as quickly as normal.

An Academic Look at SFLR

SFLR is normally used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). It is not typically used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

SFLR is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Ess Eff El Ar). However, SLFR is not often spoken using its letters. It is used more for efficiency in writing, rather than for efficiency in speech.

Example of SFLR Used in a Text

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