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BFFL

noun acronym
Best friend for life.
 
This term is used as an acronym and pronounced "biffle." It is mainly used by females to refer to their friends. The acronym seems to comes from internet slang in which BFFL was abbreviated for so long, it became an oral speeh acronym.
Etymology : Best traces its origins from old english betst, P. Gmc. bat-. Friend traces back to old english freond, from P. Gmc. frijojanan, O.N. fraendi, old frisian friund, M.H.G. friunt, germanic freund, gothic frijonds. For is originally from old english for, from P. Gmc. fura, from old frisian for, middle dutch vore, dutch voor, germanic fur, danish for, gothic faur. Finally, life traces its origins to the old english life, P. Gmc. liba, to the ptoro-indo-european lip-. (etymonline.com)
Source : “I won’t tell you that because she’s my BFFL.” Rice student, Sept. 5, 2010.
Last modified: 12 December 2010


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