- Invented by a friend who has a tendency to shorten words in conversation (e.g. “totes” instead of “totally”). Generally only used in an ironic or extremely casual setting.
boyfriend. Generally used in extremely casual or informal settings, with good friends who no longer need you to finish your words in order to know what you’re saying.
Etymology : clipping of “boyfriend”
Source : “Nicole’s out, boyf’s in. This room’s about to become a love dungeon” (second-hand conversation with friend’s roommate as told by friend, September 2016)
Last modified: 9 December 2016