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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

also T.G.I.F., by 1946, slang abbreviation of "Thank God (or "goodness"), it's Friday" (end of the work week).


TGIF is the name of a defunct American prime time television programming block that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). The name comes from the initials of the popular phrase " Thank God It's Friday"; however, the stars of the lineup touted the abbreviation as meaning "Thank Goodness It's Funny." The block mainly featured situation comedies aimed at a family audience.

It marked one of the first attempts by a major network to brand a programming block, with the goal of encouraging young viewers to watch the entire lineup, instead of just a particular show. The "TGIF" block dominated the ratings in the 18–49 demographic for most of the 1990s. However, ratings began declining in the latter half of the decade. ABC revived the "TGIF" brand in September 2003, with its second run lasting only two seasons. For both the 1989 to 2000 and 2003 to 2005 runs, the block served as a lead-in to the long-running newsmagazine 20/20, whose placement on Fridays predates the original launch of TGIF and has remained part of ABC's Friday to this day.

Tgif (program)

Tgif (pronounced t-g-i-f) is an Xlib based interactive 2-D drawing tool under X11 for Unix, available on Linux and most Unix and Unix-like platforms. It was developed since 1990 and is free software released under the QPL license.

Tgif is one of the few free drawing programs that has, as well as a ruler, a usable grid.


TGIF may refer to:

  • Thank God It's Friday (also Thank Goodness It's Friday), a common expression
  • Transforming growth interacting factor
  • T.G.I. Friday's, an American restaurant chain
  • TGIF (ABC), a former two-hour programming block on the American television network ABC
  • TGIF Chart, a music chart show
  • Tactical Ground Intercept Facility, a US Military Intelligence collection platform
  • TGIF, Google's "all-hands" meeting
  • Tgif (program), an interactive 2-D drawing tool under X11 for Unix and the file format it uses, .tgif
  • " Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," a 2011 single by Katy Perry
  • "T.G.I.F. (Thank God I'm Fresh)", song from the Kid Cudi album Man on the Moon: The End of Day