What does Dafuq mean?

What the f***

Dafuq is a slang word used to express shock, confusion, or frustration. It’s a funny and slightly more polite way to say “what the f***” and is quite similar to the frequently used acronym WTF. It’s a term that you’ll often hear when someone is surprised or can’t believe what they’re seeing or hearing.

Essentially, it’s a condensed version of the phrase “the f***”, which is just a shorthand for the more explicit phrase “what the f***”. So, you can think of it as a quick and easy way to show your surprise or disbelief without using as many words or being too rude.

This slang term started gaining traction around 2010, when it became a popular part of various internet memes. Since then, it’s become a staple in online conversations and text messages, thanks to its ability to convey a strong reaction in just a few letters.

Example for using ‘Dafuq’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that new movie?

Yeah, I did. Dafuq was up with that ending? 🀨

I can’t believe I failed the test again!

Dafuq, dude? Did you even study? 😳

I just saw the cutest puppy ever! 🐢

Aww, really? Dafuq, I need to see it too! 😍

I accidentally sent a text to my boss that was meant for my friend.