The acronym where you can imagine an exasperated or agitated reaction from a person is what this acronym does. FR is the abbreviated term for the phrase For Real. This sneaky acronym is pretty hard to guess since it is usually mistaken as the slang For (which isn’t wrong either.)

The texting world has a lot of abbreviations to look out for, and it can be difficult to keep track of all of them. FR here again is another trendy acronym. Very regularly seen on texting apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, Snapchat etc. It, however, isn’t a very common hashtag or status material.

Alternate meanings of FR

  1. For
  2. Father
  3. French/ France
  4. Francium (in chemistry)
  5. Faeroes (International car registration)
  6. Frau (German word for Mrs)

Usage

There isn’t an alternative expression for this one yet, but you never know. The use of this slang is not just limited to the exasperated expression you make after shocking news. Given its popularity, the acronym gets used in a lot more contexts.

It is useful when you want to empathise with someone about their loss or a bad condition. This acronym is pretty convincing and shows that their loss matters to you or you can relate to their problem.

The other way it is used when you are super pissed at someone for saying what they’re not supposed to and mess things up. In that case, the acronym is accompanied by a question mark and an exclamation mark to make your statement.

When you are super happy after being surprised with a vacation to Paris or even better, a wedding proposal, FR comes out in a whole lot different context in this case. Then it is a lot of exclamation marks to show your happiness.

Examples

Example 1

Person 1: Guess what!!

Person 2: What up?

Person 1: Pack your bags, we are leaving for Hyderabad in an hour! I’ll pick you up!

Person 2: OMG!! FR!!! Omg ill start off right away!

Example 2

Person 1: I told Jason everything. I guess it was the right thing to do.

Person 2: FR?! I bet he would be super mad at you!

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