fam

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noun

plural fams
1
informal : family
… holds poolside family "challenges" where winning fams score free nights at the resort.Parenting School Years
The whole fam stepped out for the bash, including Caitlyn Jenner (who's reportedly estranged from the Kardashian side of the family).Isabel Jones
2
slang : a close friend
used especially as a form of address
"Yo, fam, check it out." Mars points at the children's playground adjacent to the McDonald's.Jeff Zentner
But Jaime doesn't care. He's all "nah, fam. This is all I got."Ben Gaspin

fam

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abbreviation

1
familiar
2
family

Examples of fam in a Sentence

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Noun
In addition to mommy and me outfits, the company has matching family styles for everyone in the fam. Phoebe Sklansky, Parents, 2 May 2024 Sending much love from our fam to yours 🙏❤️Best wishes and Good Afternoon!! Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 4 Apr. 2024 Genetic predisposition One way to have a sense of what might be headed your way in the allergy department is to chat with your biological fam about their own allergies, if possible. Alexis Berger, SELF, 22 Mar. 2024 As for the finance fam, Vincent Moyo is promoted to director of commercial finance, four years in; Grace Styles approaches her three-year mark with a promotion to management accountant; Savannah Puleston bumps up to operations and events coordinator, nearly two years after joining Merlin. Marc Schneider, Billboard, 15 Mar. 2024 The sleds on our list work for everyone in the fam, from babies to adults, so no one misses out on the snow day fun. Heather Balogh Rochfort, Parents, 26 Feb. 2024 And there are new faces joining the FAM fam, most notably Home Alone and Shrill star Daniel Stern as Eli Hobson, the new administrator at NASA. EW.com, 10 Nov. 2023 October 31 may not be the biggest greeting card holiday of the year, but that doesn't mean fiends and fam won't love getting one with a personal line or two from you. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, 11 Aug. 2023 The Fourth of July is the perfect time to hang in the sun, having lots of fun with friends and fam. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 5 July 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

by shortening

First Known Use

Noun

1990, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fam was in 1990

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“Fam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fam. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

fam

abbreviation
family
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