"Where's the food?"
Like many internet abbreviations, "WTF" originated as an electronic pager abbreviation in the catering industry during the early 1990s. It is thought that many of these abbreviations were first used within the Diamond Events and Catering company in Las Vegas, though there is no documented evidence of this.
Many of these abbreviations, including "WTF," crept into the spoken language of caterers and became common industry lingo. As the use of electronic pagers declined, younger employees first entering the catering industry came to interpret it as a general term of frustration. From there it spread over the internet, where even more people unfamiliar with the original term retroactively assigned it its more well-known meaning.
Other notable examples originating from catering include "BRB" for "be right back" and "AFK," which originally stood for "away from kitchen."
The wedding reception is supposed to start in less than two hours and the fish still hasn't arrived. WTF?
The World Taekwondo Federation.
WTF, holds many competitions throughout the world.
WTF, as far as i know, remain blissfully unaware of the other meaning of WTF. Or maybe they just don't feel like changing.
Generally stands for 'What the fuck'. Most people use a question mark afterwards to get the point through. Rather than using the same term for the other 'w's, who, when, where, and why, it makes more sense to actually state the word and follow it with 'tf'
Capitalization doesn't really matter.
This term can also be likened to 'What the shit?' which is more comical and has a tantamount meaning.
1. What the fuck.
2. World Tae Kwon Do Federation
Guy #1: Dude! I'm going to the WTF world tournament!
Guy #2: Uhh... what do you do in a "What the Fuck" tournament?
The universal interrogative particle.
The abbreviation of, most commonly, 'what the fuck', though sometimes also 'who/why/when/where the fuck'. When used with an exclamation point instead of a question mark, it becomes an exclamation of amazement, confusion, disbelief, ect.
Both forms are often accentuated with 'mate' or preceded by 'dude'.
Dude, WTF are you on?
What one would say if some dude wearing tight pink clothes and roller skates was sitting on a bench on 42nd street in the middle of New York.
wtf is wrong with you!?!
An overly used internet acroynm said to mean 'what the fuck'. Fun to say around old people.
person: dude, wtf is that?
WTF usually refers to 'what the fuck'. It can be used as a question, an exclamation, and many other uses.
It is commonly used in internet chatrooms where swearing is censored.
The 'W' can be used as what, where, who or when, following by the 'TF' which is always 'the fuck'
WTF is usually used with dude or mate
Example 1: WTF just happened here?
Example 2: Dude, WTF!
Example 3: WTF did that?
Example 3 uses 'who' instead of 'what'