Urban Dictionary: gafiate


Verb form of the acronym GAFIA, which in sf fan use stands for “Getting Away From It All.” The shorter term “gafia” was coined by sf fan Dick Wilson and used as early as 1940 when there was a Loyal and Benevolent Order of Gafia. Originally intended to mean fans “getting away” from mundane activities to participate in fandom, it quickly flip-flopped and became the reverse — fans who gave up fandom for more real world pursuits.

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