TBF

1. What does TBF stand for?

To be fair

TBF stands for "to be fair," which is similar to saying, "on the other hand" (OTOH). People typically use it at the beginning of a statement to provide a counter opinion to something currently being discussed.

For example, you might see TBF in a text message from your sister when you complain about your parents: "TBF, we were gigantic brats." Or, you might send TBF in an online message or on social media when providing a different perspective, "TBF, if we stop trade with them, we'll also greatly suffer."

Example

TBF, she also was a national merit scholar.
TBF, there is also this opinion

TBF, there is also this opinion

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Updated March 21, 2022
2. What does TBF stand for?

To be frank

TBF is a variation of the common TBH acronym that people use to emphasize statements that reflect an honest opinion. People often send it in texts, online messages, or social media.

For example, if you want to share how you really feel about your friend's annoying new gf, you might say something like, "TBF, she's supes obnoxious." Or if you are arguing about politics, you might say, "I don't even vote anymore, TBF."

Example

TBF, I don't really care what they decide at this point.

Frank Costanza being frank

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Updated March 21, 2022
3. What does TBF stand for in emails?

To be forwarded

In emails, TBF can stand for "to be forwarded." An email whose subject contains the acronym TBF is meant to be forwarded on to someone else, often because it has a form or other item attached that the second recipient must fill out and return.

If an email contains the acronym TBF anywhere other than its subject line, it's possible that the acronym instead stands for "to be fair" or "to be frank." Context should tell you whether the email's sender is expressing their opinion, or wants you to forward the email on to an additional recipient.

Example

TBF: Benefit eligibility letter

A person waiting to receive an email marked TBF

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Updated December 3, 2020

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