adjective; acronym
Away From Keyboard; usually used to described an idle player within an online game. I asked some of my friends who have been veterans of online gaming what the acronym (I knew it had to be an acronym) stood for. It was a way to express that a certain player was Away From Keyboard. Basically, afk is a shorter method of saying that the person is idle.
“Hey, there’s just one more guy left. Dude, I think he’s AFK, so just knife him.”
Source : Chat message from Counter Strike
Last modified: 10 June 2008