Quick TFW Definition
TFW means That Feel When or That Feeling When.
What Does TFW Mean? – The Full Answer
TFW is a slang abbreviation that stands for That Feel When or That Feeling When.
It is used to convey an emotional reaction to an event or a particular situation.
Tfw is usually used at the start of a message or social media post, followed by a description of the event or situation. For it to work, anyone reading your tfw message or post should easily understand and relate to the emotion you are seeking to convey, even if you are introducing a ridiculous or bizarre situation.
Tfw statements are frequently accompanied by a picture or GIF, which can provide humor or clarity of meaning.
In addition to this slang definition, you may also have seen TFW on your iPhone if you are a Straight Talk, Net10 or TracFone Wireless customer. In this case, TFW stands for TracFone Wireless and is shown in the top left hand corner of an iPhone’s status bar, where the wireless carrier’s name is displayed. Both Straight Talk and Net10 Wireless are brands of TracFone Wireless, and all three brands use the same carrier settings.
Where Would You See TFW?
In texting and on messaging apps such as Snapchat, social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and websites such as Reddit and 4chan.
Tfw bae is smoking hot and can literally get whoever he wants but he chooses you. And now has to go to the mall with you to look at Heelys.
tfw your head won’t fit in the blender.
Tfw your bf won’t play fortnite with you.
Tfw santa brought the wrong size battery for the monster truck.
tfw you’re on the subway platform and worried you might jump.
Random TFW Stuff
It is likely that the slang term tfw evolved from I Know That Feel Bro, which is believed to have started on a German imageboard, Krautchan, in 2010, before spreading to 4chan. I Know That Feel Bro was used to express empathy with someone and was often accompanied by a line drawing of two bald men hugging each other.
That feel when no gf was first submitted to 4chan in 2010 and became popular with users in online discussions to describe what they were missing by not having a girlfriend. This phrase later abbreviated to tfw no gf and was widely used in anime and manga online communities.
The slang term tfw, as we know it today, started to gain popularity in 2012. From 2014 onward, its usage rapidly increased and it has now achieved mainstream popularity.
Other TFW Meanings
Thanks For Watching – used by video creators on platforms such as YouTube.
Temporary Foreign Worker – an employee in Canada whose employer hired him/her through the Canadian government’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
Last Updated: August 7, 2018