What does FR mean?

For real

When you’re chatting or sending messages on social media, you’ve likely seen the term ‘fr’. It’s a short form for saying “for real“. It’s a quick way to stress that you’re not joking or making something up, but speaking the truth.

It isn’t just used to affirm your own statements. You might also see ‘fr’ when someone can’t believe what you’re saying. For example, in response to some surprising news, someone might reply with “Really? Fr?” Here, ‘fr’ is used to check if you’re really telling the truth.

Another thing to note is the use of capital letters. If you come across ‘FR’ instead of ‘fr’, don’t be confused. It’s the same slang, just with more emphasis. So, if someone types ‘FR’, they’re either very serious about their statement or finding it hard to believe what they’ve just heard.

Example for using ‘FR’ in a conversation

Hey, did you hear about the new Avengers movie?

Yeah, I watched it last night. FR, it was amazing! πŸŽ₯πŸ”₯

No way! FR? I can’t wait to see it too! 😱

FR, you’re gonna love it! The action scenes were insane! πŸ’₯πŸ’ͺ