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Meaning of FAM


What Does FAM Mean?

FAM means "close friend". Although the term FAM is short for "family", it doesn't literally mean your biological relatives. It typically refers to the people in your life that you consider your best friends. These people are your chosen family. They're people you can trust dearly.

The term's popularity is mostly credited to American the rap group Dipset. They used the term in their 2003 hit "This Is What I Do". "And that's my word fam, I swore to my mother I'd get you / Made a phone call, now I'm done with the issue."
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Definition for FAM

FAM means "close friend". This is the most common definition for FAM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about FAM:

FAM
Definition:close friend
Type:Word and Abbreviation
Guessability:
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write FAM, I mean this:

meaning of FAM
[You can call your best friend "FAM"]
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Examples of FAM in Sentences

Here are examples of FAM being used in conversations:
  • Person A: How are you doing?
  • Person B: I'm doing well, FAM.
  • Person A: Yo FAM.
  • Person B: What's up, dog?

An Academic Look at FAM

FAM is a contraction of family. Some contractions, like FAM, use the opening letters of the fully expanded version. Other contractions, like Dr, use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version. Contractions can also be formed by replacing a letter(s) with an apostrophe (e.g., can't).

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Second Definition for FAM

This meaning was also noted:

FAM
Definition:Hungry (from "famished")
Type:Word and Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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Using FAM on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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