What Does BFAB Mean? (Using BFAB Online)

BFAB means "Back For A Bit."

"Back For A Bit" is a colloquial phrase used with the meaning "I am back, but will have to leave again soon." The abbreviation BFAB is typically used in online conversations, especially in games and chat rooms, to indicate that a participant has returned, but will have to leave again shortly. 

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When I write BFAB, I mean this:

meaning of BFAB

BFAB, but will have to dash soon!

Summary of Key Points

"Back for a Bit" is the most common definition for BFAB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Back for a Bit
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of BFAB in Sentences

Here are examples of BFAB being used in conversations:
  • Gamer 1: BFAB, but will have to finish up soon. Where were we?
  • Gamer 2: No problems. I was just about to finish you off anyway.
  • Member 1: Back now, but only BFAB. Apologies.
  • Member 2: No worries. I will fill you in later on what you missed.

An Academic Look at BFAB

"Back For A Bit" is a colloquial phrase, i.e., informal language or common parlance which is usually employed in informal situations by native speakers.

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

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I'm back, but not for long" or even just "Back For A Bit," instead of using BFAB.

Example of BFAB Used in a Text

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