What Does GBFN Mean?

GBFN means "Goodbye for Now."

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When I write GBFN, I mean this:

meaning of GBFN

"Goodbye For Now"

Summary of Key Points

"Goodbye for Now" is the most common definition for GBFN on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Goodbye for Now
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
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Adults and Teenagers

What Does GBFN Mean?

GBFN means "Goodbye For Now." It is an abbreviation used at the end of a conversation as a way of saying goodbye temporarily. GBFN usually indicates that contact will be re-established quite soon.

Examples of GBFN in Sentences

Here are examples of GBFN being used in conversations:
  • Lyn: I will be offline for a while, but will be back tonight.
  • Pete: OK. GBFN.
  • Mandy: I have to leave it there for today. GBFN.
  • Ken: OK. Bye.

An Academic Look at GBFN

GBFN is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Gee Bee Eff Enn). The abbreviation GBFN is not normally used in direct speech, but the phrase “Goodbye for now” can often be heard at the end of television or radio programmes, such as the news or chat shows. The abbreviation GBFN is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

The abbreviation GBFN is normally used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement) with the meaning "Goodbye for now”. GBFN is not often used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Bye for now" instead of GBFN.

Example of GBFN Used in a Text


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