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An acronym for "away from window". Most commonly used in IM conversations when someone is busy on some other window browser.
Person1: hey dude, afw. I'm watching something on YouTube
Person2: sweet, send me the link pl0x
by myoumatsuro August 13, 2008
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Acronym for "away from world" or "away from the world." Like afk (away from keyboard) except not present in any physical sense.

Especially applicable in the context of a group of friends hanging out and a persistently absent individual.
John: "Dude, where's Charlie, I haven't seen him for days?"
Dave: "Oh, he's afw."
by kool_kid_92 January 02, 2011
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Acronym for "Actual Fucking Work".
Jon: I had meetings all day.
Clare: Me too, I only did about 5 minutes of AFW.
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by yonafin November 29, 2018
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Away For Wanking. Often used in online gaming when someone is horny and want to masturbate instead of continuing to play.
<No0dl3s> brb gonna wank
*** No0dl3s is now known as No0dl3s|AFW
<HaYouDied> wtf get ur ass back here i need a healer, get off the gay porn
by 5DollahSuckySucky May 31, 2007
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The acronym for Apple Water Fast.

A term used by anorexics.

It literally means a period of time in which one consumes nothing but apples and water.
It is used to lose up to 10 pounds in just a few weeks.
I'm so fat. I need to go on a one-week AFW.
by Jabababababawano December 20, 2010
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