What Does MTFBWY Mean?

On the set of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

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"MTFBWY" is the slang acronym for "May the Force Be With You." It is a colloquial way of saying "good luck/take care" (abbreviated as "TC") when someone leaves an online chat conversation.

This expression saw a tremendous resurgence in popularity as new Star Wars movies were released.

"MTFBWY" is often spelled all uppercase, but can be also spelled "mtfbwy." All versions mean the same thing. Just be careful not to type entire sentences in uppercase, as that is considered rude shouting.

Examples of MTFBWY Usage 

  • (first user:) OK, peeps. I'm off to break the news to wifey. I hope she doesn't kick me in the nuts over the dent in the car.
  • (second user:) good luck man!
  • (third user:) MTFBWY!

The MTFBWY expression, like many cultural curiosities of the Internet, is a part of modern English communication. Many internet memes have been created based on the Star Wars saga.