tfg [ tee-ef-jee ]
What does TFG stand for?
TFG is an abbreviation that stands for “The Former Guy.” TFG is specifically used to refer to former US President Donald Trump as a way to avoid mentioning him by name in online posts.
TFG is typically used by people who oppose Trump to indicate disrespect for him, prevent additional attention, and avoid responses from his supporters.
Example: I refuse to repost anything from TFG.
Where does TFG come from?
TFG is an abbreviation of “The Former Guy.” The use of “The Former Guy” as a way of referring to Donald Trump was inspired by President Joe Biden dismissively referring to him as “the former guy” when pivoting away from questions about his predecessor during a February 2021 town hall.
When reporting on the event for The New York Times, columnist Gail Collins suggested TFG as a nickname that could be used to make fun of Trump and frustrate him by avoiding use of his actual name.
The use of TFG as a way for opponents to refer to Trump on social media increased over the next several months. Using TFG to refer to Trump is considered a form of “Voldemorting,” the practice of avoiding the explicit mention of a person’s name in online discussion as a way of preventing more attention for that person or unwanted interaction with their supporters. (The name of the practice is a reference to the character Voldemort in the Harry Potter stories, whose name is considered taboo and is often replaced with “He Who Must Not Be Named.”)
Some people use TFG in reference to Trump with a different intended meaning, most commonly one in which the letter F represents a different word.
Examples of TFG
TFG is an acronym for "the former guy," which is a reference to Trump as the former president.
Jason Lemon, Newsweek, March 2022 (...)
Who uses TFG?
TFG is typically used by those who oppose former US President Donald Trump as a way to avoid mentioning him by name when discussing him on social media. It is almost always used in the context of critical comments.
I’ve got to say I loved it when Joe Biden described Donald Trump as “the former guy.”
This was at a CNN town hall, and Biden was pursuing his goal of changing the subject from … his predecessor. Part of the strategy seems to be avoiding his actual name. (...) How cool would it be if he had to sit in front of the TV listening to people talk about “the former guy?” D.J.T. = T.F.G.
(...) The Former Guy says he’s going to devote himself to permanently remaking the Republican Party in his own image. Unless, of course, he gets hauled off to debtors’ prison first.
TFG may refer to: (...)
"The Former Guy", a term that rose to prominence no later than April 2021 as a mocking way to refer to Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, following the end of his term.
1. (US politics, slang, uncountable) Initialism of that former guy. Specifically, the former American president Donald Trump.
2. (US politics, slang, uncountable) Initialism of the former guy. (Same person as above sense.)
TFG stands for The Former Guy (politics)
TFG is melting down, with good reason!
Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen tweeted: “The look on your face when you learn that the @fbi just raided Mar-a-Lardo and #TFG [the former guy] is shitting a brick!!!
TFG is now an ordinary citizen, well not quite given the millions of dollars annually it costs American taxpayers for the scofflaw reprobate's security
TFG claimed the 'most dangerous people are within' the United States in his rambling CPAC speech
...no one ever accused TFG of having good taste,....
Siehe auch: Was sind das für Griffe? - #5