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Online Gaming Slang

In most multiplayer games, every second counts. Therefore, shorthand is a critical tool for communicating with other players during gameplay. Below is a list of chat slang terms used in online gaming that will help you communicate faster and, most importantly, avoid being a noob. You can also view specific terminology used in World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Hearthstone, StarCraft II, Call of Duty, and Minecraft.

Slang Term Meaning Popularity
WTFWhat the f***
OMGOh my gosh
GLHFGood luck have fun
pwnOwn
NPNo problem
MMOMassively multiplayer online
LOLLaughing out loud
l8rLater
ughDisgusted
IDKI don't know
WhoaExpression of surprise
Beast modeDominating gameplay
TYThank you
TTYLTalk to you later
YWhy
secSecond
LANLocal Area Network
YWYou're welcome
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
RPGRole-playing game
W8Wait
GamerVideo game player
FTWFor the win
NoobNewbie
GGGood game
dlDownload
TwitchVideo game streaming website
BBLBe back later
BBIABBe back in a bit
PKPlayer kill
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
FailFailure
ATMAt the moment
PCPersonal computer
GJGood job
GLGood luck
AFKAway from keyboard
vsVersus
WoahExpression of surprise
MTMistype
ZOMGOh my gosh!
TCGTrading card game
NCNice call
WhewExpression of relief
tdTouchdown
VRVirtual reality
nxtNext
MMOGMassively Multiplayer Online Game
MOBAMultiplayer online battle arena
TorchTo beat someone in competition
TISNFThat is so not fair
eSportsElectronic sports
IRLIn real life
ExpExperience
WAMWait a minute
PSPPlayStation Portable
n00bNewbie
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
comboCombination
pwndOwned
ssMiss
FPSFirst-person shooter
KKOK
WASWait a second
ltrLater
charCharacter
DittoSame
YTYour turn
RTSReal-time strategy
555Laughing
sc2StarCraft 2
LMSOLaughing my socks off
GTAGrand Theft Auto
dlcDownloadable content
UberThe best
GosuHighly skilled
BMBad manner
rdyReady
TrollingPosting offensive comments
RaidRaid group
modModification
bioBathroom
gniteGoodnight
WPWell played
dmgDamage
KekeKorean laugh
WOWWorld of Warcraft
LFMLooking for more
POWPrisoner of war
D3Diablo 3
RNGRandom number generator
GTGGood to go
IAPIn-app purchase
N64Nintendo 64
NDSNintendo DS
PS2PlayStation 2
PS3PlayStation 3
SNESSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
ROMEmulator game
NESNintendo Entertainment System