Away From KeyboardEdit

Stands ForEdit

Away From Keyboard

Which meansEdit

Away From Keyboard states that the user was away from the computer, and is often said to explain an idle period. Seen often in online multi-player games and assorted instant messenger programs. Unlike BRB (Be Right Back) or other absence announcing acronyms, AFK is said after the user returns to the keyboard.


Jon: "Dude, you seriously need to AFK for a while."

Jon: "Sorry for the silence, I was AFK."

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