(a euphemistic initialism used to avoid explicit vulgarity).
- (used ironically as an interjection to indicate that a person or thing is considered unimportant or unimpressive): All I can say is BFD—her engagement is not exactly big news.
- a person or thing of great importance or consequence; a big deal: It was the kind of BFD that impacted the whole industry.
WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM
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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Origin of BFD
First recorded in 1965–70; “B(ig) F(uckin') D(eal)” or “B(ig) F(at) D(eal)”
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Example sentences from the Web for BFD
The Boston firefighter took a grey BFD sweatshirt from a locker and presented it to Flaherty.Boston and New York’s Bravest Are Brothers Bonded by Tragedy|Michael Daly|April 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He can get carried away, as we saw in his declaration that health care reform was a BFD.