What Does BFFE Mean?

BFFE (Best Friends Forever) is a term of endearment typically used between young females.

Of note, there is a debate over the meaning of BFFE. The alternative suggestion, which is growing in popularity, is "Best F*cking Friend Ever."

Those who use BFFE to mean "Best Friends Forever" either claim that the "FE" stands for "For Ever" (which, incidentally, would be grammatically incorrect) or that BFFE is used to differentiate it from BFF (which can also mean "Big Fat Friend" as well as "Best Friends Forever").

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When I write BFFE, I mean this:

meaning of BFFE

BFFE is an alternative for BFF (Best Friends Forever).

Summary of Key Points

"Best Friends Forever" is the most common definition for BFFE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Best Friends Forever
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

50 Ways to Say "Best Friend"

Here's a short video giving 50 ways to tell someone they're your best friend:

Examples of BFFE in Sentences

Here are examples of BFFE being used in conversations:
  • Charlie: My Prada bag would go well with your new dress. So, you can have it.
  • Jordan: Really? Are you sure?
  • Charlie: Of course, you're my BFFE!
  • Charlie: Janet was sick in my bag in the taxi.
  • Jordan: Ew, are you still talking to her?
  • Charlie: Yeah, she's my BFFE.

An Academic Look at BFFE

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

BFFE is used as a noun. When the term is expanded, it is a noun phrase headed by the common noun Friends. (The words Best and Forever modify Friends.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "bezzer" or "bestie" instead of BFFE.

Example of BFFE Used in a Text


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