Definition of fam in US English:



  • 1A 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’
    • ‘Continue to focus on excelling in school, but put in home and fam time too.’
    • ‘I should probably tell you about the fam, especially since I'll more than likely mention them a lot.’
    • ‘I can't wait to meet my host fam on Sunday.’
    • ‘This weekend Brad and I went to Fort Worth to visit my fam.’
    • ‘I get to spend some time with my cousin and her fam before the gruelling workshop schedule kicks in.’
    • ‘The fam is realizing you're growing up, so keep your eyes peeled for sweet rewards—extended curfew, bigger allowance and, um, more chores.’
    • ‘After the fams picked me up from the airport they were hungry and they decided Japanese.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He's not messing with me or my fam physically so I'm going to let it slide.’
    • ‘We went bowling with the fam and some good friends of mine.’
    • ‘I didn't see one person from my fam.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Though my awesome fam is irreplaceable, I have found quite the community of friends out here.’
    • ‘I've got mad love for Ryan and his 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, connections
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    1. 1.1 A person's circle of close friends.
      ‘people my own age who understood what it felt like to be me—that was my fam’
    2. 1.2 Used as a form of address to a close friend.
      ‘yo fam, check ur texts!’