FML

Meaning

What does FML mean?

The meaning of FML is “fuck my life”.

It is used to express strong discontent with one’s fate, which seems to punish them constantly and always turn out badly.

Despite most people’s notions, though it is never that bad and things usually solve themselves.

Origin

What's the origin of FML?

“Fml” can be traced back to the 90’s, when forums, message boards and chatrooms were the new craze and the equivalent to contemporary social media.

Following the SMS revolution, the abbreviation was further spread through texting on phones.

Spread & Usage

How did FML spread?

Part of the Urban Dictionary archives since the 2000’s, the expression stayed with us through the decades, and is likely to stay.

As of January 30th, 2021, it is a popular hashtag, that can be seen on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit, just to say the least.

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