Humor Web Humor What Is BFF? What Does BFF Stand For? Enjoy the LOLs with your BFFs Share PINTEREST Email Print Web Humor Memes Holiday Humor By Paul Gil Paul Gil Technology Writer and Developer University of Alberta Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Paul Gil is a tech expert, writer, and educator known for his dynamic internet and database courses and articles. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 11/12/19 BFF is a texting abbreviation showing digital affection in the 21st Century. BFF Stands for: Best Friends Forever Nusha Ashjaee / Lifewire How BFF Is Used BFF is often used as an adolescent expression by teenage girls to express camaraderie but is sometimes used by adults to humorously describe their close friends. This expression is used both in uppercase or lowercase format when typed in an email or instant message. Example of BFF In Text Usage The term BFF appears in texting, game chat, and (usually ironically) in real-life conversation. The following example illustrates how the term might be used during a text-messaging conversation: Sally: I need your help. Jane: Wut u need? Sally: I need you to help paint my living room next weekend. Jane: WHA Sally: I'm painting the living room. And as my BFF you are obliged to help me. Jane: So that's how it is. Sally: Yup. This is universal law. Jane: And what exactly should a BFF bring with her to your painting party? Sally: Just wear your ratty clothes and a ball cap. Related Abbreviations BFF is similar to several other common internet acronyms and slang terms. BF (Boyfriend) GF (Girlfriend) Bestie (Best Friend) DW (Dear Wife) DS (Dear Son) DD (Dear Daughter) DH (Dear Husband) DB (Dear Brother) Considerations This acronym is considered casual slang. Avoid using it in professional contexts, and don't use it during in-person speech unless you're trying to sound funny.