What does DIAF stand for?

Die in a fire

If you seriously can’t stand someone or something, you might tell them to DIAF, a short form for “die in a fire”. It’s also used in a more lighthearted way to humorously tell someone to back off or mind their own beeswax.

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where “DIAF” came from, but we know it started to pop up in texting and online chats around the early 2000s. It was often used to wish a nasty end to trolls and has stayed popular on various parts of the internet since then, like online forums, social media sites (Twitter being a big one), and multiplayer games.

When you’re ticked off at someone or something, you might find yourself using DIAF. It’s commonly used in text messages, but it’s way more likely to show up during an online argument, while playing an online game, or when you’re venting about something you can’t stand. For instance, you might use it when you’re having a heated political debate on Twitter or after getting trounced by some jerk in World of Warcraft.

Example for using ‘DIAF’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that tweet from that politician? 😑

Yeah, I did. What a load of nonsense! 🀬

I know, right? They should just DIAF. πŸ”₯

Hahaha, I wish! But seriously, they need to stop spreading false information. πŸ™„