noun Informal.

a close friend or group of friends thought of as family: All these guys are my fam.
family: Most of my fam is in New York.

Origin of fam

by shortening



the Family Channel: a cable television channel.



or F. & A.M.

Free and Accepted Masons.
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Examples from the Web for fam

Historical Examples of fam

  • Anyways, I've bought a fam'ly ticket and laid in a stock of fancy groceries.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

  • No, sir, Mary Rose is one of the fam'ly and she stays with the fam'ly.

    Mary Rose of Mifflin

    Frances R. Sterrett

  • It minds me iv what happened wanst in me cousin Terence's fam'ly.

  • In fact, Martha has fam'ly troubles of her own about now, you remember.

  • "Yes, I expect the fam'ly hist'ry's all right," I breaks in.

    Torchy As A Pa

    Sewell Ford