What Does BAMF Mean?

The abbreviation BAMF is used with the meaning "Bad Ass Mother F*cker" to refer to someone considered mean and hard. BAMF is often used with grudging admiration by young men when referring to someone they would either like the approval of or would very much like to avoid.

In popular fiction, BAMFs would include most of the lead characters in films directed by Quentin Tarantino. In the series Breaking Bad, Walter White was not a BAMF. However, when adopting the clandestine pseudonym "Heisenberg," he thought of himself as one.

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Summary of Key Points

"Bad Ass Mother F*cker" is the most common definition for BAMF on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here is some more information about BAMF:
Definition:Bad Ass Mother F*cker
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of BAMF in Sentences

Here are examples of BAMF being used in conversations:
  • Tom: Whose you favourite BAMF?
  • Debbie: Me. Get your feet off the couch, punk!
  • Dmitri: He does judo, wrestles and rides horses without wearing a shirt.
  • Misha: Yes, our president is one BAMF.

An Academic Look at BAMF

BAMF is an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word). Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have said something like "Bad Ass," "Mean Dude," or even just "Bad Ass Mother F*cker," instead of using the abbreviation BAMF.

Example of BAMF Used in a Text


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