Blown the Fuck Out (BTFO)

Blown the Fuck Out (BTFO)

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"Blown the Fuck Out", often abbreviated as BTFO, is an expression used to describe a “blowout,” or a landslide victory in a competitive event. In online gaming, the expression is often used in a similar vein to the slang terms "rekt" and "pwned".


The phrase “blowout”[3] was initially used in the context of competitive sporting events to describe an outcome of a match in which one team or individual has outscored the opponent by a wide margin. The earliest known use of the phrase online in this context can be found in blog post on the Blogger blog Rhymescheme,[4] published on October 15th, 2001 in reference to a Filipino basketball team’s 50-point loss.


On December 6th, 2013, Urban Dictionary user asdfMan submitted an entry for "BTFO," defining it as an acronym for "blown the fuck out" typically indicating that a sports team had been defeated by a "large margin." On January 28th, 2014, YouTube spee outlaw uploaded a Gordon Hurd testimonial video titled "Janitor on /sp/ gets BTFO" (shown below).

On April 12th, Redditor RabiRageripper submitted a gallery of joke images comparing PC games to console games titled "PC gamers get BTFO on /v/" to the /r/4chan[2] subreddit. Prior to being archived, the post gained over 3,000 votes (90% upvoted). On July 23rd, a screenshot of a 4chan post titled "Feminism gets BTFO" was submitted to /r/4chan,[5] where it gathered upwards of 3,900 votes (94% upvoted). On September 25th, YouTuber UgandaPizzaPolice uploaded a video titled "Earth Gets #BTFO" in which a science experiment cause a large explosion (shown below).

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[1] Urban Dictionary – BTFO

[2] Reddit – PC gamers get BTFO on /v/

[3] Wikipedia – blowout

[4] Rhymescheme – The Blowout

[5] Reddit – Feminism gets BTFO

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