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A person's family.‘Ian's fam must be so proud of him’‘I decided to make a last-minute trip to the Bay for Christmas to see the fam’
relatives, relations, blood relations, family members, kin, next of kin, kinsfolk, kinsmen, kinswomen, kindred, one's flesh and blood, one's own flesh and blood, connectionsView synonyms
- ‘We went bowling with the fam and some good friends of mine.’
- ‘I'm getting him more stuff than the rest of the fam because he always gives me lifts, plus he bought me cool Christmas and birthday pressies.’
- ‘Though my awesome fam is irreplaceable, I have found quite the community of friends out here.’
- ‘I can't wait to meet my host fam on Sunday.’
- ‘I get to spend some time with my cousin and her fam before the gruelling workshop schedule kicks in.’
- ‘After the fams picked me up from the airport they were hungry and they decided Japanese.’
- ‘The fam is realizing you're growing up, so keep your eyes peeled for sweet rewards—extended curfew, bigger allowance and, um, more chores.’
- ‘He's not messing with me or my fam physically so I'm going to let it slide.’
- ‘You have the right to indulge in quality time away from the fam.’
- ‘If you hit any roadblocks or speed bumps along the way, don't lose sight of what matters most—your friends and fam.’
- ‘This weekend Brad and I went to Fort Worth to visit my fam.’
- ‘I've got mad love for Ryan and his fam.’
- ‘Continue to focus on excelling in school, but put in home and fam time too.’
- ‘I didn't see one person from my fam.’
- ‘I should probably tell you about the fam, especially since I'll more than likely mention them a lot.’
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