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Not Safe For Work. Used to describe Internet content generally inappropriate for the typical workplace, i.e., would not be acceptable in the presence of your boss and colleagues (as opposed to SFW, Safe For Work).
by The Internet September 12, 2003
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NSFW is an abbreviation for words like Not Safe For Wife, Not Suitable For Work, but mostly accepted as Not Safe For Work.

It is an internet slang that is often used to describe online posts that are mainly associated with heavy nudity, sexual, heavy profanity and other things that could often link with pornography. Most of the time, NSFW is used for a fandom of some sort when people want to discuss and share the sexual and porno side of the fandom.
Check out my post for Star Wars!

Warning: NSFW!
by Daviddv0601 January 28, 2017
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Now Show Friends and Workmates - a suggestion that the viewer draw the attention of friends and/or workmates to their computer screen before following a link or viewing further content. This indicates that the following content is interesting, informative or inspiring, usually in such a way that it will get the viewer promoted and increase workplace productivity.

No, seriously, this shit will get you fired.
by trolololcat December 30, 2011
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Not Safe For Work, used to refer to documents that would probably get you fired if you were looking at them on worktime. Usually R rated or higher.
Warning: This icture is NSFW.
by TweedyChic May 12, 2005
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Acronym: Not Suitable For Work.

Used when posting a link to a site of dubious merit which could cause embarrassment/P45 if linked to while using the Internet at work
Check this out! (note: NSFW)

Link: Ass-fucking pigs
by JoncBEE February 06, 2003
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An abbreviation meaning "Not Safe For Work," used as a warning tag for overpaid workers who can browse the internet at work just as long as it doesn't involve swearing or nudity.
Tim got fired for looking at NSFW barnyard porn on the job and not alt-tabbing to his online gambling site fast enough when the boss came around to socialize about the game last night.
by TJefferson October 27, 2007
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NSFW is an acronym for words like "Not Safe For Work" and "Not For Showing Wife"

Basically it is also a category of some things that is to be shared that is often inappropriate and contains mature content.
Bob: Hey bro, what does NSFW stand for?
Billy: It stands for "Not For Showing Wife".
Bob: Does that mean porn?
Billy: I guess you could say that...
by Daviddv0601 August 21, 2016
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