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As mentioned 27 times above afk refers to "away from keyboard". But seeing I first encountered this term in the german version of an online game designed by a company interested in weather turbulences, I took it to be a shortening of "auf klo" meaning "in sitting position, currently getting rid of the pizza I had for lunch". In 49% of all cases, this is an accurate rendering of the term when used in online communication situations. This word is not only used in written language but also in spoken. Anyway, in German the term has undegone significant extensions, resulting in:

with suffix
- afklo, also afkaken (as explained above)
- afkleenex (getting a tissue, winter phenomenon)
- afkaffee ( 49%, equal score to afklo, possible connection still to be researched.)

with prefix
- brain-afk ( used in in-game situations, work out meaning for yourselves. Being in a different category, this meaning is not included in the statistics above but would score significantly higher than either of the other two major forms.)
How could possibly not see this huge patch of nasty, green substance/ lethal dark purple verging on black substance/ flaming inferno on the ground, you brain-afk moron. (inadequate German translation and more polite than usual)

- bin mal afk
- re
- wb
- thx
by TheMightyPling! January 09, 2012
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afk : away from keyboard , simply asying they might not be able to respond to you .
Sal :bobtheninja is AFK ?

DOM: hes isn`t there , hes away from the keyboard . lets call him instead .
by Bobtheninga < 3 April 22, 2009
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Used over the internet in E-mails, games, MSN messenger/Aim and the like!!!
It means "away from keyboard" and someone types it 2 tell people that they'll be away 4 a while- it is rarely used by other people saying that someone other than them is away- like as in "bob dinkleberry is AFK."
"Yo dudes, Ill be AFK 4 a while."
by Sabian June 01, 2004
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A Free Kill

usually in player vs player games
"Dude hes not moving"
"omg lol my afk!"
by Sangjun November 16, 2005
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27
AFK stands for "Amazingly Fat Kid."
Many people are told that it stands for Away From Keyboard
but they are quite incorrect.
Kevin is AFK #27! (meaning "Kevin is Amazingly Fat Kid Number 27!")
by TORITHEBABYEATER August 23, 2006
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abbr. African Fighting King.
Noun: A well-known african warrior monarch, usually between the 4th and 19th centuries.
Damn, that King Shaka is one f***ing AFK.
by fb41 June 30, 2005
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