Definition of FYI

 (Entry 1 of 2)

for your information "… And just FYI, my own days on the Chester's Mill PD are over."— Stephen King (FYI, everyone who is anyone is sitting in the Grill Room for lunch, not the more formal Pool Room.)Entertainment Weekly

FYI

noun
\ ˌef-ˌwī-ˈī How to pronounce FYI (audio) \
plural FYIs

Definition of FYI (Entry 2 of 2)

: a usually brief statement or communication that is intended to advise or warn someone Just an FYI, the district office will be closed Monday …— BettyLou DeCroce

First Known Use of FYI

Noun

1986, in the meaning defined above

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“FYI.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/FYI. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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