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Away From Keyboard : often used in online gaming when someone is not moving they are assumed to be afk.
Johnny is afk at the teams spawn point.
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It means: "Away from Keyboard", usually used in games.
I'll be AFK for 2 minutes ...
by manuel from romania December 16, 2006
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Abbreviation for "Away From Keyboard" This, as well as other abbreviations were developed to speed up communication using 300 baud modems in the early to late 80's.
"I am AFK" (Is is sometimes accompanied by other acronymns such as BBL and BRB
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a term heavily used in online video games to mention the player will be away for a certain period of time. AFK can be both "Away From Keyboard" or "A Free Kill".
Is LerroyJekins afk?
by ziad.A May 14, 2006
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Away From Keyboard

has several meanings. Most often it refers to a person that takes a break from online gambling or chatting (long or short). It could also mean that a person isn't logged in at a particular place (he/she could then be refered to as AFK eventough it's possible he/she is just playing somewhere else - similiar to offline). It is has also start to replace IRL (since technically everything is In Real Life).
X gets a phonecall and therefor write AFK in the chat.

Y wrote: Where is Z?
W wrote: He´s AFK

Did you see her AFK?
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"Away From Keyboard"
This means that you are temporarily away from the keyboard during an online game with other humans.
In an online role-playing game you are chatting to your mates. Then you must leave the computer so you say:
"I'm AFK for a bit".

They then know that you are away for a bit.
by Roger Derbyshire July 13, 2005
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