The once-popular acronym ‘BFFR’ made its rounds on TikTok in 2022 but is still used today. Here is everything you need to know about what it means.
It has become normal to come across multiple slang terms and acronyms while scrolling through TikTok. Some of the users might not have heard of these terms, especially if you don’t use the app religiously.
One of these terms that got used by a lot of creators on the short-form app is ‘BFFR.’ At first glance, some might confuse the acronym with the popular ‘BFF’ abbreviation, which stands for Best Friends Forever.
However, avid TikTok users who keep up with the newest slang and abbreviations know that the term has a completely different meaning.
Meaning of BFFR on TikTok
According to Know Your Meme, BFFR comes from African American Vernacular English, like many popular acronyms on social media.
“The term has been used in AAVE for several years but was popularized on TikTok and Twitter due to a remix of a soundbite from rapper Slump6s in mid-2022,” the outlet shares.
Urban Dictionary explains that BFFR stands for Be F**king For Real. Commonly used by people in the middle of a conversation, this slang term is used to ask the other person to get real about a specific topic.
Telling someone to “BFFR” is appropriate when they are being naive, stupid, or denying a fact that has been around for a long time.
Content creators have been uploading posts on social media platforms with the trending BFFR hashtag. TikTok videos made using this hashtag have received more than 300 million views.
A TikTok sound for the slang had also gone viral. In the widely-used audio, a girl is heard saying “BFFR. What did I spell? Be Fu**ing For Real.”
Many people used this audio to create relatable content, and so far, over 185,000 videos have already been shared featuring the original sound.
If there are any other acronyms or words that are confusing you, you can always check out our guide here to learn all about TikTok’s most popular terms.