What Does BFFL Mean in a Text?

BFFL means "Best Friend for Life."

"Best Friend For Life" is a term of endearment typically used between young girls. BFFL implies that the sender considers the recipient to be amongst their most special friends. It should be noted that the use of BFFL does not exclude the possibility that the sender has many other friends that are considered equally special.

"Best Friend For Life" can also be abbreviated as BF4L

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When I write BFFL, I mean this:

meaning of BFFL

BFFL means we are inseperable.

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

50 Ways to Say "Best Friend"

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Examples of BFFL in Sentences

Here are examples of BFFL being used in conversations:
  • Tony: You are so kind, handsome and courageous. I want you to know that I will be your BFFL.
  • Jordan: Thank you, sir. Now please go home or I will have to arrest you for being drunk in the street.
  • Tony: You are such a special person. I want you to be my BFFL.
  • Jordan: That's very sweet of you. But, I am still going to have to fire you.

An Academic Look at BFFL

BFFL is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Bee Eff Eff El"), but as this is harder to say than "Best Friends For Life" it is not often spoken using its letters. The abbreviation BFFL is used for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

Initialisms are different to 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 "You will be my best friend forever" instead of using BFFL.

Example of BFFL Used in a Text

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