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Online Chat Slang

Chat slang originated in online communities. From the early days of online bulletin boards to modern instant messaging programs, online chat circles have continued to foster new chat slang. The following table includes a list of acronyms, abbreviations, and other chat slang terms that are used in online chat.

Slang Term Meaning Popularity
411Information
AFAIKAs far as I know
AFKAway from keyboard
ATMAt the moment
b4Before
BBIABBe back in a bit
BBLBe back later
BBSBe back soon
b/cBecause
BRBBe right back
BTWBy the way
GTGGot to go
HOASHold on a second
IACIn any case
ICI see
IIRCIf I remember correctly
IMOIn my opinion
J/KJust kidding
L8Late
l8rLater
LMKLet me know
LOLLaughing out loud
MYOBMind your own business
ne1Anyone
NMNot much
OMGOh my gosh
POSParent over shoulder
ROTFLRolling on the floor laughing
SMHShaking my head
SOSSomeone over shoulder
supWhat's up
TBCTo be continued
TCTake care
thxThanks
TIAThanks in advance
TTFNTa-ta for now
TTYLTalk to you later
TYThank you
w/With
WBWrite back
w/oWithout
YWhy
YWYou're welcome
ZZZSleeping
NCNo comment
24/7Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
ROFLRolling on the floor laughing
MMBMessage me back
PHATPretty hot and tempting
2To
AIMAOL Instant Messenger
IMInstant message
msgMessage
plsPlease
uYou
URYour
XDDLaughing especially hard
AMAntemeridian
PMPostmeridian
AOLAmerica Online
hwHomework
SrySorry
IKRI know, right?
CTNCan't talk now
pwnDefeat
NoobNewbie
hahaLaughing
fbFacebook
BroBrother
GotchaI get you
YOLOYou only live once
ughDisgusted
MoochTo freeload
PCPersonal computer
secSecond
WhoaExpression of surprise
YWAYou're welcome anyway
BAEBefore anyone else
143I love you
BDBig deal
bcBecause
BIONBelieve it or not
BTDTBeen there, done that
CUSee you
CULSee you later
FTRFor the record
G2GGotta go
gbGoodbye
HFHave fun
IMHOIn my humble opinion
IOWIn other words
BBBye bye
KITKeep in touch
KWIMKnow what I mean
LYLLove you lots
MMAMeet me at
nmNevermind
no1No one
nvmNevermind
OICOh, I see