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What Is 'AFAIK'? What Does AFAIK Mean?

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Question: What Is 'AFAIK'? What Does AFAIK Mean?
Answer: "AFAIK" is "as far as I know". It is used to convey uncertainty when answering a question in online chat or email. You will see this acronym both in uppercase AFAIK and lowercase afaik form, both meaning the same thing. This expression is also used interchangeably with the acronym IIRC.

Examples of AFAIK usage:

  • AFAIK, Wikileaks is where you go to blow the whistle on your boss.
  • afaik, chocolate is really bad for dogs.
  • afaik, Canada has never executed a prisoner in the 20th or 21st centuries.
  • Any legal resident of the USA can join the Marine Corps, AFAIK.


The AFAIK expression, like many cultural curiousities of the Internet, is a part of modern English communication.

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