What does BLUF mean?

Bottom line up front

BLUF means "bottom line up front," which is another way of saying, "just get to the point." For example, if someone is beating around the bush, you might respond with "BLUF!"

There are many instances when you want someone to get straight to the point while messaging online or texting. For example, if your friend is a paragraph texter, you might send her BLUF when asking her about her plans for Saturday. You might also see BLUF in the military, where they typically want straightforward answers.


I don't need to know all the details, just give me the BLUF
He's offering you $3,000 for the car

That BLUF feeling

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Updated January 10, 2023

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