What does AFK mean?

Usually means "Away From Keyboard"


Other definitions of AFK:

  • AFK is most often used in chatrooms and online games to mean "Away from keyboard"
  • AFK is found in MMOs (massive multiplayer online games) and other multiplayer games, and more recently in online streaming to let people know you won't be at your computer
  • Another friggin' Karen

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How to use the term

  • AFK for the next 5 minutes, please don't start the raid without me

  • Is SoftBoi420 online? Yes but he's not responding, maybe he's AFK


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