A usually unpleasant and uproariously funny lack of success. Usually used by teens and those idiots that hang around internet chat rooms (no one likes them).

Fail-The classic fail. Implying no success, and a heavy emphasis on idiocy and retardation.
Epic Fail-A Fail above the normal Fail. Implying even heavier emphasis on the sheer lunacy of the event.
Ultra Fail-Failing to the point of absolute horror and insanity. Only several Ultra Fails are known to be in existence today.
Teacher: Johnny, would you like to come up to the board and explain the word failure for us?
Johnny: Uh, so it's when you do stuff, and stuff happens that's bad and stuff.
Teacher: Very good! Would you please spell it for the class?
Johnny: F-A-Y-L-Y-U-R
Teacher: Please excuse me, Johnny, but you FAIL.
by Thrasher13 February 27, 2010
A term used by impressionable morons who though claim not to conform to popular trends, still buy into more "alternative" ones simply because they are incapable of either genuinely not conforming or fitting in.
1.] "Wow, I sure do fail at life."

2.] "Unfortunately, my mother failed to abort me."
by TheImmortal92 May 08, 2009
Failing at life. Being a noob.Posting the worst thread ever

Allonewordwrote commited a massive fail
when he wrote;

Corinthians Football Club
Sao Paolo


Dear Corinthians

My name is Chip Debawl, and I come from a place in the United States called St. Paul, Minnesota. I love soccer so much. It’s much better than those looser jock sports like Football and Hockey.

Anyways, I love you guys at soccer. I think you are really neat.

I would like to give you guys a chance to draft me for next season. My soccer skills are really awesome.

If you could call me on Klondike 4729, that would be super.

Yours sincerely


by alloneword January 06, 2009
What morons say, because they don't realize that "failure" is already a word.
Dude, that was such an epic fail!
by Walter_White March 15, 2014
The term FAIL was coined by the cupo clan from the original counter-strike and quake 3 arena gaming era. It did not come from no Blazing Star game. "You fail it" and "FAIL", have absolutely no correlation, and FAIL was not derived from Blazing Star. However, the inspiration for the usage of FAIL throughout the quake community and the Half-life 1 community stemmed from the original Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 64 in the "Break the target" challenge mode where if you fall off the map before breaking all the targets, the screen reads "FAIL" and you pretty much feel shit out of luck. No credit was given to the cupo clan due to their involvement in "Video game griefing" since the early Quake 1 days on Mplayer.

Some evidence that might help prove this fact is that anyone who dare contest the origin of this term PROBABLY played either Quake III Arena or Counter-strike for Half-life 1.

Epic fail is just a spin-off of FAIL that was created by some WoW players.

The term ''tryhard'' also originated in the Quake III Arena and Counter-strike communities. (which makes sense)
Search the net for examples, FAIL is global now.
by Atlanticus August 19, 2012
F irst
A ttempt
I n

L ife
Dude 1: LOL! You fail!
Dude 2: First attempt in life ;)
Dude 1: *confused look*
by Hurradurrp January 15, 2012
The Vancouver Canucks!
Did you see Vancouver fail at sweeping that series????
by chicagoblackhawksfan April 24, 2011

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