What Does MBFAM Mean in a Text?

MBFAMmeans "My Brother From Another Mother."

The abbreviation MBFAMis used with the meaning "My Brother From Another Mother" as a term of endearment between boys and young men, as well as by men of any age who have served in the military or police. It implies that the sender considers the subject to be one of their most special friends.

MBFAMhas the same meaning as BFAM (Brother From Another Mother).

The saying "My Brother From Another Mother" is thought to have first been used in the 2006 film "Snakes on a Plane." It was subsequently used in the 2007 film "Rush Hour 3."

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When I write MBFAM, I mean this:

meaning of MBFAM

MBFAMis my best friend.

Summary of Key Points

"My Brother From Another Mother" is the most common definition for MBFAM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:My Brother From Another Mother
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

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Examples of MBFAM in Sentences

Here are examples of MBFAM being used in conversations:
  • Reg: You're my best mate, mate.
  • Steve: You're MBFAM, mate.
  • Sonja: Didn't you say Dave is your brother?
  • Martin: He is. MBFAM.

An Academic Look at MBFAM

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Em Bee Eff Ay Em"), MBFAMis classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "My Brother from Another Mother" instead of using the abbreviation MBFAM.

Example of MBFAM Used in a Text

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