What does BFAW stand for?

Best friend at work

You know that person at work who just gets you? They laugh at your jokes, they share your tastes in food, and you both share the same opinion about your boss. This special person is your BFAW, which stands for “best friend at work”.

A BFAW is not the same as a BFF. It’s someone you mostly interact with while at work. You might have a great time together during work hours, but you may not hang out together after work. That’s perfectly normal for a BFAW relationship.

However, some BFAWs do take their friendship beyond the office. They might go to parties or sports events together. In these situations, a BFF relationship might blossom, or you might discover that you’re best suited as work friends only.

Example for using ‘BFAW’ in a conversation

Hey, guess what? I have a BFAW!

Oh, really? What’s a BFAW?

It stands for “best friend at work.” It’s that one co-worker you just click with and can’t work without.

Ah, got it! So, who’s your BFAW?

It’s Sarah from accounting. We have the same sense of humor and we always complain about our boss together.