fam

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See also: Fam, fam., Fam., and fám

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

fam (plural fams)

  1. (informal) Family
    I'm gonna visit the fam.
  2. (colloquial, hospitality industry) Familiarization.
    The tourist board organized fam junkets for travel agents.
    She arranged back-to-back fams and took her boyfriend.
  3. (slang, African American Vernacular and MLE) A Term of endearment between friends; derived from "family" but not used between relatives.
    Hey fam how you doin'? / Safe mate, safe.

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fames (hunger).

Noun[edit]

fam m (uncountable)

  1. hunger

Related terms[edit]


Karipúna Creole French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French femme (woman; wife), from Latin femina.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fam

  1. woman (adult female human)
  2. wife (married woman)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 1987, Alfred W. Tobler, Dicionário Crioulo Karipúna/Português Português/Crioulo Karípúna, Summer Institute of Linguistics, page 8.

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

fam

  1. rafsi of fanmo.

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fames (hunger).

Noun[edit]

fam m (uncountable)

  1. hunger

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin femina.

Noun[edit]

fam f (oblique plural fans, nominative singular fam, nominative plural fans)

  1. wife, female partner
  2. woman

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike modern French femme, which is used for both “wife” and “woman”, fam usually refers to a wife, while dame refers to a woman

Descendants[edit]


Old Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin fames.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fam

  1. hunger
    • c. 1110, Guilhèm de Peitieus, ‘Canso’:
      Quar senes lieys non puesc viure, / Tant ai pres de s'amor gran fam.
      For without her I cannot live, such great hunger have I for her love.

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) fom

Etymology[edit]

From Latin famēs.

Noun[edit]

fam f (usually uncountable)

  1. (Puter) hunger

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fam

  1. Soft mutation of mam.