Quick Fam Definition
Fam means Family.
What Does Fam Mean? – The Full Answer
Fam is an abbreviation for family, and means a close friend or a group of close friends.
It is used as a form of address between close friends and is often added on to a word or phrase, e.g. thanks fam, nah fam, u good fam, sup fam or I got you fam.
When you refer to someone as fam, you are acknowledging that they are like family to you.
Although less common, fam is also used as an abbreviation to refer to a group of people who are related to each other, i.e. a conventional definition of family.
Where Would You See Fam?
In everyday speech, texting and chat, and on social media such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and messaging apps such as Snapchat.
If your girlfriend isn’t driving you crazy, she ain’t your girl fam.
I swear to god if I can’t get mangos all year round cause of Trump I’ll be so fucking pissed. Also please don’t deport my fam & friends.
“You’re so quiet” nah fam i talk, just not to you.
I can’t do alcohol no more fam.
I don’t even have a sleep schedule anymore fam, it’s just a huge mess.
Random Fam Stuff
The origin of the slang term fam is unknown, but it started to gain popularity in the early 2000s.
“4 Da Fam” by Amil featuring Beanie Sigel, Jay Z & Memphis Bleek appeared on Amil’s debut studio album, All Money Is Legal (2000).
The popularity and usage of fam really took off in 2014, and hit its peak in 2015, before going into decline from 2016 onward.
Other Fam Meanings
Foreign Affairs Manual – published by the U.S. State Department, it contains the functional statements, organizational responsibilities, and authorities of each of the major components of the department.
Federal Air Marshal – a member of the Federal Air Marshal Service, which is a United States federal law enforcement agency, whose aim is to detect, deter, and defeat hostile acts targeting the United States.
Fuerza Aérea Mexicana (Mexican Air Force) – the main aerial warfare service branch of the Mexican Armed Forces.
Last Updated: August 19, 2018