What does fail mean?


Fail is an abbreviation for failure used to make fun of or criticize something or someone. It is a one word diss that can be used to say "that sucked," "you failed," and "you are all losers."

Fail may be typed online, texted, or said out loud in reaction to something that went wrong, such as a wipeout, repair that broke, or singer that forgot the lyrics to a song. However, the term is usually typed by ornery online gamers who think they're better than everyone else. It is also commonly seen in pick up groups (PUGs).


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Updated July 26, 2016

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