What Does BFN Mean in a Text?

BFN means "Bye For Now." The abbreviation BFN means "Bye For Now," which is a phrase that implies that the absence will be of a temporary nature. The phrase "Bye For Now" is typically used at the end of radio and TV shows to mean "goodbye for the moment."

Of note, "Bye For Now" can also be abbreviated as B4N.

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When I write BFN, I mean this:

meaning of BFN

BFN typically means "Bye For Now." It is a way of saying goodbye temporarily.

Summary of Key Points

"Bye for Now" is the most common definition for BFN on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Bye for Now
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of BFN in Sentences

Here are examples of BFN being used in conversations:
  • Dave: BFN. See you later.
  • Todd: Not if I see you first.
  • Sally: I've gotta make like a tree, and leave.
  • Neil: Ha ha, very funny. BFN.

An Academic Look at BFN

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Bee Eff Enn), BFN is classified as an initialism abbreviation. However, it is not often uttered using its letters. 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 just said something like "bye" or "see you later" instead of using the abbreviation BFN.

Example of BFN Used in a Text

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