NSFW
Acronym

Meaning of NSFW

What is NSFW?

NSFW is an abbreviation of the English term “Not Safe for Work”. It is a slang used on the Internet as an alert for content that is inappropriate for viewing in public places or in the workplace (for example, pornographic content).
NSFW
The abbreviation NSFW can be found together with emails, images, videos or other files with inappropriate content where caution is recommended by the user when opening the file. There are cases of people who have been fired from the company for viewing content of a sexual nature in the workplace. The NSFW slang prevents a person from opening a particular inappropriate link, being hampered in their work or causing an inconvenient situation in a public place.

The concept of SFW or NSFW (safe or unsafe for work) is relative, because it depends on the work environment and freedom conferred by the employer of each worker. There are sites that work as tools that determine if a certain content is SFW or NSFW.

There are other similar abbreviations that are used for the same alert type:

  • PNSFW (Probably Not Safe for Work): Probably Not Safe for Work
  • PNFO (Probably Not for the Office): Probably Not Safe for the Office
  • LSFW (Less Safe for Work): Unsafe for Work

On the contrary, the abbreviation SFW “Safe for Work” means “Insurance for Work” and is used to designate a file that can be opened and seen in public without any fear.

Other Meanings of NSFW

Acronym Definition
NSFW National Schools Film Week
NSFW Not Safe for Work
NSFW Not Suitable For Women
NSFW Not Suitable for Work
NSFW Now Show Friends and Workmates