What Does SBF Mean in a Text?

SBF means "Snapchat Best Friend" or "Single Black Female." Here is more information about each of these definitions with examples.

Snapchat Best Friend

BF most commonly means "Snapchat Best Friend." In this context, it is commonly seen in the plural form "SBFs" or "SBFS" (Snapchat Best Friends). For example:
  • Sam: Do you want to be my SBF?
  • Ali: Yes! SBFS forever!
Check out our list of Snapchat emojis.

Single Black Female

When seen on dating sites, SBF means "Single Black Female." For example:
  • David: How would you describe yourself?
  • Leah: SBF with a look of Whitney.
See our complete list of digital dating Abbreviations.

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When I write SBF, I mean this:

meaning of SBF

SBF also means "Single Black Female.

Summary of Key Points

Definition for SBF

SBF means "Snapchat Best Friend."
Definition:Snapchat Best Friend
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for SBF

SBF also means "Single Black Female" on online dating sites, such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and, as well as in texts and on adult chat forums.
Definition:Single Black Female
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user


An Academic Look at SBF

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

In both meanings, SBF is used as a noun. More accurately, it is a noun phrase (i.e., a group of words that play the role of a noun).

Dating sites are full of specialist abbreviations, which have their roots in a time when personal ads featured in local newspapers and users were charged by the word. (A term like SBF (Single Black Female) would cost the user the fee for one word as opposed to three.)

Example of SBF Used in a Text

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