What Does BFA Mean? (Using BFA Online)

BFA means "Best Friends Always." The abbreviation BFA is typically used as a term of endearment between young girls. BFA implies that the sender considers the recipient to be one of their most special friends. The use of BFA does not exclude the possibility that the sender has other friends that are considered equally special.

A best friend is someone:
  • You really like.
  • You trust completely.
  • You share secrets with.
  • You enjoy spending time with.
  • You can rely on when you need help.
  • You cannot imagine life without.
A best friend can be a partner. It is not usually a blood family member. (However, some people often consider one of their parents or siblings to be a best friend.)

Of note, BFA also stands for "Bachelor of Fine Arts". This is the standard degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in the visual or performing arts.

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When I write BFA, I mean this:

meaning of BFA

A BFA is someone you can (or need to) trust.

Summary of Key Points

"Best Friends Always" is the most common definition for BFA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Best Friends Always
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

50 Ways to Say "Best Friend"

Here's a short video giving 50 ways to tell someone they're your best friend:

Examples of BFA in Sentences

Here are examples of BFA being used in conversations:
  • Tammy: You are my BFA!
  • Crissy: You are my BFA too! And Kate, and Shelly, and Sophie...
  • Trish: Lend me $20 and I will be your BFA.
  • Rob: Pay me back the $20 you owe me and I will be your BFA too.

An Academic Look at BFA

The abbreviation BFA is used as a noun. When the term is expanded, it is a noun phrase headed by the common noun Friend. (The words Best and Always modify Friend.)

BFA is also an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Bee Eff Ay"). Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said something like "Best Friend Always" or "Best Friend Forever" instead of using BFA.

Example of BFA Used in a Text

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