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fml

F*&% my life

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What does fml mean?

FML (or fml) stands for "fuck my life."

Where did fml come from?

An expression of rueful chagrin writ small, fml is another of the many abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms popularized through Internet use.

How is fml used?

As with many such words it is rarely encountered in spoken use.

i turn in my voucher this morning, and they tell me they cant pay my meals because i didnt keep individual itemized receipts. even though its all right there on my hotel bill. because i just might have had a beer. FML.
alt.alien.vampire.flonk.flonk.flonk, 6 Apr. 2009

"Today, I texted my boyfriend to tell him how terrible I felt about cheating. He replied saying he was so relieved because he had been cheating on me with a girl in his dorm. I was talking about my maths exam. FML.”
Irish Times (Dublin, Ir.), 18 Jun. 2010

You say: @EvilTwinAllen: "I saw Expendables 3 & it's great! @MikeOxLong02: "I just lost 2 hours 6 minutes and 16 seconds of my life. FML!”
The Independent_ (London, Eng.), 17 Aug. 2014

Words We're Watching talks about words we are increasingly seeing in use but that have not yet met our criteria for entry.



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