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What Does FR Mean? 

By Elisha Baba


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You’re texting a friend when they use the term FR, and you aren’t sure what to make of it. FR is an acronym commonly used in text conversations and online on platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook

What Does FR Mean? 

What does FR mean?

FR is an acronym for the words “for real,” and it is used when someone wants to agree with you or express disbelief. It can often be used instead of the words “Are you kidding me?” or “Are you joking?” Though it’s exact usage will vary from person to person and group to group.

While you won’t hear someone saying FR in person, the expression “for real” is often used in conversation and is not limited to online usage alone.

How to use FR

  • “Are you being FR?”
  • “Ugh, I saw her and was like, ‘Are you being FR right now?’”
  • “FR, you are so right.”
  • “You can’t be FR?”
  • “FR man, we had a great time.”
  • FR can be used anytime you want to ask someone if they are serious about what they are saying.

Using FR the right way

FR is one of the harder acronyms to use because it can be used in so many situations. People often find it easier to think of FR as a representative of the words “Are you serious?” As this can help them to use it correctly.

If you aren’t sure how to use it, start watching and listening to how others use it before using it yourself.

FR Variations

Currently, FR has no known variations, but you may see people using it twice “FRFR” as a way of showing they are serious about something.

Should you worry about your child using FR?

FR is considered a harmless texting term, and you probably don’t have to worry about your child using it. If you are worried about your child’s online activity as a whole, however, you may want to discuss with them appropriate internet usage for their age.