fam

noun
\ ˈfam How to pronounce fam (audio) \
plural fams

Definition of fam

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 ZentnerBut Jaime doesn't care. He's all "nah, fam. This is all I got."— Ben Gaspin

Definition of fam (Entry 2 of 2)

1 familiar
2 family

First Known Use of fam

Noun

1990, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fam

Noun

by shortening

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“Fam.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fam. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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Medical Definition of fam

family

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