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Meaning of BGF

What Does BGF Mean?

BGF (Best Girl Friend) means different things depending on who uses it. Between girls, the words can be taken literally; i.e., BGF means "my best female friend". When spoken by a boy, however, it carries a slightly different connotation. In that case, it means "my best female friend with whom there is no sexual relationship".
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Definition for BGF

BGF means "Best Girl Friend". This is the most common definition for BGF on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about BGF:

Definition:Best Girl Friend
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Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write BGF, I mean this:

meaning of BGF
When a man calls a woman a BGF, it usually denotes a plutonic (i.e., non-sexual) relationship. (Beware this old adage though: For the woman, a plutonic relationship means "a friend I'm not having sex with". For the man, a plutonic relationship means "a friend I'm not having sex with...yet".)

Examples of BGF in Sentences

Here are examples of BGF being used in conversations:
  • Female A: You can keep those shoes. They really suit you.
  • Female B: Really? Thanks. You are my BGF.
  • (Here, BGF means "best female friend".)
  • Male A: You and Sarah seem really close. Is there something you're not telling me?
  • Male B: No, she's just my BGF.
  • (Here, BGF means "we're just friends...nothing else".)

An Academic Look at BGF

BGF is used as a noun (i.e., a naming word). When the term is expanded, it is a noun phrase based on the compound noun girlfriend. The word best is the superlative form of the adjective good.

BGF is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Bee Gee Eff). (Of note, initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.)

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, a boy would have said something like "it's a plutonic relationship" instead of BGF.

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


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