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Common Slang

While there are thousands of slang words, some are used far more often than others. Learning the most common slang words will help you interpret text messages, online chat conversations, and social media updates. Below is a list of popular acronyms, abbreviations, and other slang terms.

Slang Term Meaning
2To
24/7Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
411Information
AFAIKAs far as I know
AFKAway from keyboard
AfroNatural bush-like hairstyle
AIDSAcquired immune deficiency syndrome
AIMAOL Instant Messenger
AKAAlso known as
AMAntemeridian
AOLAmerica Online
APAssociated Press
appApplication
ASAPAs soon as possible
ASLAge, sex, location
ATMAt the moment
b/cBecause
b/wBetween
b4Before
BAEBefore anyone else
BBIABBe back in a bit
BBLBe back later
BBSBe back soon
BCCBlind carbon copy
Beast modeDominating gameplay
bfBoyfriend
BFFBest friends forever
BlingOverly flashy jewelry
blogWeb log
BMWBayerische Motoren Werke
BRBBe right back
BroBrother
BTWBy the way
BuckDollar
CabTaxi
CCCarbon copy
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
ChickenScared
CPRCardiopulmonary resuscitation
CTNCan't talk now
cyaSee ya
CYECheck your email
DafuqWhat the f***
DisDisrespect
DIYDo it yourself
dlDownload
DopeIllegal drugs
EREmergency room
ETAEstimated time of arrival
fFemale
FailFailure
FAQFrequently Asked Questions
fbFacebook
ftFeaturing
FTWFor the win
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
fwdForward
FWIWFor what it's worth
FYIFor your information
GamerA video game player
gfGirlfriend
GGGood game
GJGood job
GLGood luck
GLHFGood luck have fun
Gold diggerA person who uses another person for money
GoogleTo search the Internet
GotchaI get you
GPSGlobal positioning system
gr8Great
GTGGot to go
hahaLaughing
HBOHome Box Office
HIVHuman immunodeficiency virus
HOASHold on a second
HTHHope this helps
HTMLHyper-Text Markup Language
HTTPHyperText Transfer Protocol
hwHomework
IACIn any case
ICI see
ICYMIIn case you missed it
IDKI don't know
IIRCIf I remember correctly
IKRI know, right?
IMInstant message
IMOIn my opinion
infoInformation
IQIntelligence quotient
IRSInternal Revenue Service
IRTIn regards to
J/KJust kidding
KOK
L8Late
l8rLater
LANLocal Area Network
LMAOLaughing my a** off
LMKLet me know
LOLLaughing out loud
mMale
March MadnessNCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
MateFriend
MemeA piece of media that spreads via the Internet
MLBMajor League Baseball
MMBMessage me back
MMOMassively multiplayer online
MNFMonday Night Football
MoochTo freeload
msgMessage
MVPMost valuable player
MYOBMind your own business
N/ANot Available
NBANational Basketball Association
NCNo comment
ne1Anyone
NFLNational Football League
NHLNational Hockey League
NMNot much
NoobNewbie
NPNo problem
NTNNo thanks needed
odOverdose
OMGOh my gosh
OMWOn my way
OTOff topic
PCPersonal computer
pervPervert
PHATPretty hot and tempting
PhotobombTo pose in the background of a picture being taken
PKPlayer kill
plsPlease
PMPostmeridian
POSParent over shoulder
PotMarijuana
pplPeople
pwnDefeat
qtCutie
RBIRuns batted in
reRegarding
RedneckAn uneducated Southerner
ROFLRolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLRolling on the floor laughing
RPGRole-playing game
RSVPRépondez s'il vous plaît
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
secSecond
SelfieA picture of yourself
SMHShaking my head
SMSShort Message Service
Soccer momA suburban mom whose world revolves around her kids
SOSSomeone over shoulder
SpamUnhelpful and annoying content
SrySorry
STDSexually transmitted disease
supWhat's up
SwagSkills or style
Talking trashDisrespecting
TBATo be announced
TBCTo be continued
TBDTo be determined
TCTake care
thxThanks
TIAThanks in advance
TLCTender love and care
TMIToo much information
Tree huggerA person who cares about the environment
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
TTFNTa-ta for now
TTYLTalk to you later
TweetTwitter post
TwitchVideo game streaming website
txtText
TYThank you
uYou
U2You too
ughDisgusted
URYour
URLUniform Resource Locator
VIPVery important person
VMVoicemail
vsVersus
w/With
w/eWhatever
w/oWithout
W8Wait
wannaWant to
WBWrite back
WeedMarijuana
WhippedObedient
WhoaExpression of surprise
WhoopsExclamation of a mistake
WokeAware of social problems
WTFWhat the f***
XOXOHugs and kisses
YWhy
YOLOYou only live once
ytYouTube
YugeHuge
YWYou're welcome
ZZZSleeping