If someone has ever written “FS” in answer to one of your messages, that’s a good sign. Here’s what this acronym means and how you can use it in your writing.
FS can mean more than one thing, but most of the time it means “for sure.” It’s an initialism that means “definitely” — a positive answer to a question or a clear statement of your thoughts.
For example, if someone asks you if you’re going to a party next weekend, you might say, “FS, I wouldn’t miss it.” You can also say, “I think the Bucks are winning, FS,” to show how strongly you feel about a sports view.
This abbreviation can be written with either a capital “FS” or a lowercase “fs,” but the lowercase version is much more common these days.
You might mix this up with other words that look similar, such as “FFS,” which stands for “for fuck’s sake.” You can also use “fr,” which means “for real.” FS and FR can mean the same thing based on the context in which you use them.
The Origin of FS
FS is not as old as some of the other names we’ve talked about. It started around the middle of the 2010s when apps like Snapchat, WhatsApp, and Instagram DMs became popular. The first time “FS” was used to mean “for sure” on the internet, was in 2016 on the Urban Dictionary. The meaning was simple: “For sure.”
It’s part of a new trend of very short acronyms that became famous in the 2010s. Other examples are NP and BB. Since most of us use the internet on our phones, people are always looking for ways to write texts without having to press another key.
Of course, it helps that FS is a flexible acronym that you can use in different scenarios, like when you want to confirm plans with a friend or say something strongly.
Most of the time, FS is used in private texts between friends these days. But you can also find it in online chatrooms for communities like Discord and on social media sites like Twitter and Instagram.
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Most of the time, FS is used as a stand-alone response or to highlight the rest of the message.
“FS” can be used on its own to strongly agree with someone. When someone says, “We should hang out sometime,” you can say “fs” to let them know you want to spend more time with them.
You can also use it to back up the point of view of someone else. For example, if your friend says, “I think it stinks when it rains,” you can respond with “FS” to agree with them.
You can also add it to the end of a message to reassure someone or make your point more clear. If you want your friends to go to a play with you, you might send a message that says, “This play will be so good, fs.”
Other FS Definitions
In addition to “for sure,” you can find a few other FS acronyms on the internet. The most popular of these is “For Sale,” which is often used in online marketplaces and other places where people buy and sell things.
This happens a lot when an ad doesn’t make it clear right away if someone wants to buy, sell, or rent something. For example, in real estate ads, people often need to say that a house is “for sale” or “FS” to distinguish it from other properties that can be rented.
You’re not likely to mix up “for sure” and “for sale.” “For sure” and “for sale” are used in very different ways. “For sure” is mostly used in personal talks, while “for sale” is used in places where people buy and sell things, like Facebook Marketplace.
“File system,” which is the way that files on a computer are organized, is one of the less popular ways to describe FS.
In some places, FS can mean “foot-second,” which is a measure of speed that says how many feet can be moved in one second. In the gaming world, FS can also mean “flight simulator,” which is a type of game that models complex flight dynamics in real-world settings.
How to Use FS
It’s not too hard to figure out how to use FS. You can use it to agree with something or to make your words more clear. But since this is a word term, you shouldn’t use it at work.
Here are a few ways to use FS:
- “Oh, yes, FS. I’d love to go out of town.”
- “This restaurant is going to be incredible fs.”
- “We’re going to be a great time, fs.”
Would you like to learn more about online slang terms? Then, read about NR, NVM, and OP in our guides. You’ll be writing like a pro before you know it.