plural BFFs
: a very close friend
A BFF doesn't gossip about or lie to you. She doesn't share your secrets on her MySpace page.Girls' Life

Examples of BFF in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gayle, of course, is Gayle King, Winfrey's BFF for nearly half a century. Elizabeth Leonard, Peoplemag, 12 Apr. 2024 Sterling, 3, is the oldest child of Patrick and his wife, Brittany. Randi Mahomes and her childhood BFF Teresa Toombs talked about the family’s Easter meal, Randi’s puzzle club, her forthcoming children’s book and their high school reunion this year. Lisa Gutierrez, Kansas City Star, 5 Apr. 2024 In July 2023, when Grace dyed her hair purple to celebrate Gomez's BFF Taylor Swift releasing Speak Now (Taylor's Version), the singer and actress shared a funny post on Instagram about the difficulties of having famous friends. Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 30 Mar. 2024 Counteracting this tension is the separate, gentler subplot of Sam’s unexpected reconnection with former high-school BFF Katherine (Hillary Baack), now a married suburban mother with clear yearnings for something more. Guy Lodge, Variety, 22 Mar. 2024 This disposable, fantasy-light Netflix rom-com timed to St. Patrick’s Day is stridently forgettable, even if the charms of Lindsay Lohan and her BFF Ayesha Curry, and others in the cast, are not. Randy Myers, The Mercury News, 20 Mar. 2024 Annie is trying to reconnect with her lifelong best friend, bride-to-be Lillian (Maya Rudolph), who is seated with snobby, wealthy bridesmaid and aspiring BFF Helen (Rose Byrne). Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Mar. 2024 Other tenants open or coming on board at The Alley include BFF, Crisp, Felix Empanadas, Gather Floral Studio, Maneki (opening soon), Ohana Poke and The Dumpling Lady (opening this summer). Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 5 Mar. 2024 Kendall Jenner Around the same time that Hamilton was rumored to be dating Hadid, he was also linked to her BFF Kendall Jenner. Alex Gurley, Peoplemag, 26 Feb. 2024

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Word History


Best Friends Forever

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of BFF was in 1978

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“BFF.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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