DNF

What does DNF stand for?

Did not finish

DNF means did not finish. It is a sports acronym that indicates an athlete did not finish an event he or she started.

The DNF acronym most commonly appears during the summer or winter Olympics in events such as track, speed skating, or skiing. A competitor usually does not finish because of an injury, quitting, or inclement weather circumstances. Along with the Olympics, the acronym may appear in other racing events such as auto racing.

Example

"His second race resulted in a DNF because he sprained his ankle on the 3rd lap."
An Olympic skier's race that resulted in a DNF

An Olympic skier's race that resulted in a DNF

Related Slang

Usage

Last Updated: July 7, 2016

DNF definition

This page explains what the acronym "DNF" means. The definition, example, and related terms listed above have been written and compiled by the Slangit team.

We are constantly updating our database with new slang terms, acronyms, and abbreviations. If you would like to suggest a term or an update to an existing one, please let us know!