What is feels short for?


Feels means feelings. It is an abbreviation that describes emotions such as excitement or sadness.

The term is commonly used on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram when making or reacting to a sentimental post. It is also plainly used IRL when "dust gets in your eye" or "you cut into an onion." The term became popular online as "right in the feels" in 2012 and has morphed into "feels" over time.


If this story doesn't give u warm feels, I don't know what will!
Popular illustration that accompanies "feels" posts
Popular illustration that accompanies "feels" posts

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Updated July 25, 2016

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