What does TGIF stand for?

Thank goodness it’s Friday

TGIF is a common expression of relief and excitement that the work week has come to an end, and the much-awaited weekend is here. For instance, if you’ve had a rough week at work, you might message your buddy, “Work has been a drag, TGIF!”

The phrase TGIF has been around since the early 1940s, but who first used it remains a mystery. It became more popular when it was adopted by a well-known restaurant chain (TGI Friday’s) and a Friday night television lineup on ABC in the 1990s.

You’ll often spot TGIF in text messages, chats, and on social media platforms. For instance, your mate could upload a selfie at a pub on Instagram, with a caption saying, “TGIF!

Example for using ‘TGIF’ in a conversation

Friend: Hey! How’s your week going?

Me: Ugh, it’s been so busy. I can’t wait for the weekend!

Friend: I feel you! TGIF, amirite? πŸŽ‰

Me: Absolutely! I’m so ready to relax and have some fun. TGIF indeed! πŸ™Œ