What is the plural of 'gif'?

'Gifs', 'Gifes' or is it simply 'Gif' itself?. When I type gifs or gifes, the spellchecker tells me they are both incorrect.

Why does that happens?

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GIF is an acronym that means Graphics Interchange Format.

The plural of GIF is GIFs.

Sometimes something that was originally an acronym is used as "a regular word" (see scuba).

The plural of gif is gifs.

  • Thanks! Can I use gif/gifs formally?
    – Mattew
    Aug 17, 2016 at 9:41
  • @Mattew Well, I would not, so my advice to you would be not to. Aug 17, 2016 at 12:12

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