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Meaning of BFAB

What Does BFAB Mean? (Using BFAB Online)

BFAB means "Back For A Bit".

"Back For A Bit" is a colloquial phrase used with the meaning "I am back, but will have to leave again soon". The abbreviation BFAB is typically used in online conversations, especially in games and chat rooms, to indicate that a participant has returned, but will have to leave again shortly. 
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Definition for BFAB

BFAB means "Back for a Bit". This is the most common definition for BFAB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about BFAB:

Definition:Back for a Bit
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Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write BFAB, I mean this:

meaning of BFAB
BFAB, but will have to dash soon!

Examples of BFAB in Sentences

Here are examples of BFAB being used in conversations:
  • Gamer 1: BFAB, but will have to finish up soon. Where were we?
  • Gamer 2: No problems. I was just about to finish you off anyway.
  • Member 1: Back now, but only BFAB. Apologies.
  • Member 2: No worries. I will fill you in later on what you missed.

An Academic Look at BFAB

"Back For A Bit" is a colloquial phrase, i.e., informal language or common parlance which is usually employed in informal situations by native speakers.

BFAB is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Bee Eff Ay Bee"). Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I'm back, but not for long" or even just "Back For A Bit", instead of using BFAB.

A Text with BFAB

Using BFAB on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)


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