[ fam ]

  1. a close friend or group of friends thought of as family: All these guys are my fam.

  2. family: Most of my fam is in New York.

Origin of fam

By shortening

Other definitions for FAM (2 of 4)


  1. the Family Channel: a cable television channel.

Other definitions for fam. (3 of 4)


  1. familiar.

  2. family.

Other definitions for F.A.M. (4 of 4)


  1. Free and Accepted Masons.

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How to use fam in a sentence

  • I don't love the damn' scoundrel any betteh than you do, Graham; but thah's a reason—a fam'ly reason, as you might say.

    The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
  • They were a singularly badly mated couple, with a fam'ly iv fourteen childher, but he did not live long to enjoy his happiness.

    Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
  • If ye think th' highest jooty iv citizenship is to raise a fam'ly why don't ye give a vote to th' shad?

    Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
  • Th' house is burned, th' sheriff has levied on his furniture or th' fam'ly are down with th' whoopin' cough.

    Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
  • Th' very young mimbers iv th' fam'ly ar-re standin' around, thryin' to look as sad as they think they ought to look.

    Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne