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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


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plural FYIs
: 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

Examples of FYI in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Dehydration is a common consequence of air travel due to the dry air in aircraft cabins and insufficient fluid intake (the aforementioned wine doesn’t count, just FYI). Anita Bhagwandas, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 May 2024 The fragrance-free formula offers 15% zinc oxide for UVA/UBA protection, niacinamide to help reduce the look of dark spots (which sun exposure can worsen FYI), along with hyaluronic acid to hydrate, and aloe to soothe. Essence, 22 May 2024 Rachael Ray's Meals in Minutes - FYI 10 p.m. An Interview With the Pope (special) - CBS Stax: Soulsville, U.S.A. - HBO / Max Weakest Link - NBC 11 p.m. Race to Survive: New Zealand (series debut) - USA 11:30 p.m. Gerrad Hall,, 20 May 2024 In a clip from the Spanish singer's interview on SiriusXM's FYI Show on Wednesday, May 8, Iglesias revealed Anna Kournikova's thoughts on the matter. Daniela Avila, Peoplemag, 8 May 2024 The company will also partner with software company FYI to use AI technology and FYI radio. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Apr. 2024 Fifteen readers recently met with the FYI Book Club leader, Kaite Stover, the director of readers’ services at the Kansas City Public Library, at BLK + BRWN Bookstore in Kansas City. Anne Kniggendorf, Kansas City Star, 7 Apr. 2024 The warmth is down but not out, with mere 60s compared with the heat from recent days (which still keeps us about 10 degrees above average, FYI). A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2024 The two companies have struck a deal under which Hello Sunshine will develop lifestyle shows for A+E’s Home Made Nation content hub — which includes programming blocks on A&E and FYI and on the company’s FAST channels. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use


1986, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of FYI was in 1986

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“FYI.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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