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Definition of RTFM

RTFM

adjective

interjection

  • acronym for "Read the fucking manual." A statement usually in response to a technical question posted to an online discussion forum or email list, that could easily be answered by the person asking the question, if they simply took a little initiative and read the documentation.
    Why are you asking me? Go RTFM.

    Last edited on Jun 30 2011. Submitted by Morgan D. from Seattle, WA, USA on Aug 30 2003.

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