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IDGAF, sometimes written without the "I" as DGAF, is an acronym and internet slang expression that stands for the phrase "I Don't Give A Fuck." The acronym has been used in internet text speech since at least 2003, with the phrase predating its abbreviation by at least a decade. Definitions for the term on internet dictionary sites began appearing in the mid-2000s, and the word appeared in music and memes soon after.


On April 2nd, 2003, Urban Dictionary[1] user jonsae posted the earliest known meaning for the term "IDGAF," defining it as a word used by "lazy tossers who can't be bothered to type let alone think of a decent response to any form of comment directed at them." The post gathered over 800 likes in two decades (seen below, left). On June 15th, 2006, a definition for the term was posted to NetLingo.[2]

idgaf idgaf - i don't give a f*ck used once again by the lazy tossers who can't be bothered to type let alone think of a decent response to any form of comment directed at them. <jim> christ bob you suck at <xyz> <bob> idgaf tbh by jonsae April 2, 2003 837 y f 261 FLAG IDGAF I Don't Give A F*** Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used in texting, online chat, instant messaging, email, blogs, and newsgroup postings, these types of abbreviations are also referred to as chat acronyms. For the largest list of Internet acronyms and text message jargon, click on "more info" below! See also: DILLIGAS WGAFF NetLingo Classification: Acronyms and Text Message

On June 14th, 2009, the band Blood On the Dance Floor released a song titled "I.D.G.A.F." The music video for the track has over 560,000 views in over a decade (seen below).[3]


In 2012, a joke about "IDGAF" meaning "I Don't Give Away Food" popularized as a Twitter copypasta. Twitter[4] user @Laughbook posted a tweet using the joke on April 8th, 2012, gathering over 1,000 retweets and 200 likes in ten years (seen below, left). On April 9th, 2012, Twitter[5] user @miilkkk posted the joke as well, gathering over 1,000 retweets and 200 likes as well (seen below, right).

TED @Laughbook IDGAF = I don't give away food. 8:12 PM - Apr 8, 2012 1,571 Retweets 249 Likes TRI MATTERS milk @miilkkk IDGAF= I don't give away food. 10:34 PM. Apr 9, 2012 1,385 Retweets 235 Likes

On December 1st, 2013, Instagram[6] page @kobellos posted a meme using the acronym (seen below, left). On March 1st, 2015, Twitter[7] page @CauseWereGuys posted a tweet using the acronym, gathering over 2,000 likes in eight years (seen below, right).

IDGAF I JUST BE POSTING S--- 1 MEN Because I'm a Guy Dudes be like "idgaf about her anymore." O 100 @CauseWereGuys. Mar 1, 2015 t 1,161 2,704 3 ↑ :

Various Examples

"I lie cause I love u. Being honest would mean idgaf. I tell hoes the truth. I lie to u kuz I care bout yo feelings" GO AHEAD, TELL THE DOG IDGAF Obama: Didn't think he'd be late Biden: I gave him the wrong address Obama: Joe he's the president-elect Biden: idgaf what they call him PEOPLE TELL ME ALL THE TIME I ACT LIKE IDGAF S--- I AIN'T F------ ACTING IDGAF HOW OLD I AM 2103375. ¡G@insta comedy BITCH HOLD MY SHOES Listen I will steal your meme and post that bitch 43 seconds after you Idgaf. These memes for everybody. 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0

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External References

[1] Urban Dictionary – IDGAF

[2] Netlingo – idgaf

[3] YouTube – I.D.G.A.F.

[4]  Twitter – Laughbook

[5] Twitter – miilkkk

[6] Instagram – kobellows

[7] Twitter – CauseWereGuys

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