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BNF

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AbbreviationEdit

BNF

  1. (computing) Backus-Naur form (originally Backus normal form).
    Could we write BNF for this instead of trying to describe it in text?

Etymology 2Edit

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Abbreviation of Big Name Fan.

NounEdit

BNF (plural BNFs)

  1. (fandom slang) A famous member of fandom; a celebrity fan.
    • 1950 October, Lee Hoffman, “Chaos”, Quandry, page 5: 
      COMING NEXT ISH: A department devoted to the BNF of tomorrow. 'Twill be the neofan of today who is the Tucker or Laney of tomorrow. So QUANDRY, the BNZ of tomorrow, will bring you biografies[sic] of lesser known fen.

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