What Does Famo Mean?

"Famo" means "close friend" and "family member."

The slang term "famo" is an informal abbreviation of the word "family." It is often used among younger people, especially in online conversations, to refer to a close friend and, sometimes, to a family member. For example:
  • You're not just a friend, you're famo to me.
  • Hey famo, what's happening?
Famo is similar in use and meaning to terms such as "bro," "dude," and "homie."

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When I write Famo, I mean this:

meaning of Famo Famo is an informal abbreviation of the word "family."

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"Close Friend" is the most common definition for Famo on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Close Friend
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Family Member" is another common definition for Famo.
Definition:Family Member
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at Famo

Famo is a shortened version of the word "family," therefore it is a contraction. Contractions can be formed in a number of ways, including:
  • Omitting letters from the word (e.g., pct (percent), obv (obviously)).
  • Using letters from the start and end of the word (e.g., adds, Dr (Doctor)).
  • Using an apostrophe to replace a letter or letters (e.g., don't (do not), can't (cannot)).
For reasons of brevity in text-based conversations, contractions are rarely followed by periods/full stops and apostrophes are routinely omitted.

Famo is also a slang term. Slang is informal language that consists of words, phrases, and uses of language that are often restricted to a specific context or a particular group of users. Slang is not typically used in formal or professional settings.

Example of Famo Used in a Text


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