What does FU mean? What does this internet slang term stand for? The following lesson will explain how and when to use this text abbreviation with useful conversation examples and ESL picture.
What Does FU Mean?
One of the most commonly and frequently texted abbreviation that stands for ‘F**k you’ or “f**ked up”, which is an offensive and vulgar expression used to express anger, frustration, or contempt towards someone.
You will find many who speak the letters ‘fu’ instead of actually cussing, especially if in the presence of children. The phrase ‘fu’ is known for being sailor language.
In Chinese, “fu” (福) means “good fortune” or “happiness”. It is often depicted as a symbol in traditional Chinese culture, particularly during the Chinese New Year.
In Japanese, “fu” (風) means “wind”, and is also used to refer to a style of traditional Japanese weaving.
Origin of FU
When one curses too much using words like f**k it is known to be speaking like a sailor because they had the foulest mouths back in the early 1900s. Trying to prevent using the curse word women created the shortened version ‘fu’ to continue to speak and act like a lady without saying those words they were told only men spoke.
Ways people will use this internet slang word.
- Texter 1: Is it true?
- Texter 2: What?
- Texter 1: You know what……
- Texter 2: Are you asking about Jen?
- Texter 1: Man she is my girlfriend.
- Texter 1: Is it true did you really hit her?
- Texter 2: It was an accident.
- Texter 1: FU!
Two friends talking about one friend hitting the other’s girlfriend. The guy gets upset and simply can’t take it any longer resulting in the ‘fu’.
- Forum User 1: I can’t find any information about the new season?
- Forum User 2: Me either.
- Forum User 3: I’ve seen it what did you want?
- Forum User 1: Just a taste to what comes next.
- Forum User 2: Same
- Forum User 3: He dies in the end…..
- Forum User 1: OMG I said a taste not the ending!
- Forum User 2: FU man we just wanted a hint not a spoiler!
Another example would be while using online forums and finding out stuff about your favorite series that spoil the ending and the person who told you knew what they were doing.
- omg – Oh My God or Oh My Gosh.
A pair of buddies standing on the basketball court in-front of other friends and one buddy pulls the other ones pants down.
- Friend That Pulled Buddies Pants Down: Sorry man did I just embarrass you? (While he laughs.)
- Friend That Got His Pants Pulled Down: FU!
Here is a time ‘fu’ may be used while speaking, Instead of cursing one may actually speak the abbreviation, especially in a situation of extreme embarrassment such as having your pants pulled down in front of people.
FU Meaning Infographic
Last Updated on April 10, 2023