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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
pwnOwn
Beast modeDominating gameplay
OMGOh my gosh
TwitchVideo game streaming website
FTWFor the win
NPNo problem
WhoaExpression of surprise
LOLLaughing out loud
l8rLater
PKPlayer kill
LANLocal Area Network
YWYou're welcome
W8Wait
GLHFGood luck have fun
TYThank you
TTYLTalk to you later
YWhy
ughDisgusted
GamerA video game player
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
RPGRole-playing game
IDKI don't know
AFKAway from keyboard
GGGood game
dlDownload
WTFWhat the f***
secSecond
BBLBe back later
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
BBIABBe back in a bit
MMOMassively multiplayer online
FailFailure
NoobNewbie
vsVersus
GLGood luck
GJGood job
ATMAt the moment
PCPersonal computer
ExpExperience
PSPPlayStation Portable
ROMEmulator game
dmgDamage
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
DittoSame
SNESSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
TorchTo beat someone in competition
RTSReal-time strategy
WAMWait a minute
LootTreasure
GTGGood to go
LMSOLaughing my socks off
MobMinecraft creature
LARPLive action role-playing
GrieferIrritating player
BossMain bad character
WCSStarCraft II World Championship Series
TeemoThe swift scout
555Laughing
CGComputer Graphics
TISNFThat is so not fair
OwnedEmbarrassed
NESNintendo Entertainment System
sc2StarCraft 2
IRLIn real life
n00bNewbie
eSportsElectronic sports
MTMistype
charCharacter
MOBAMultiplayer online battle arena
IAPIn-app purchase
WoahExpression of surprise
LFMLooking for more
WhewExpression of relief
ZOMGOh my gosh!
VRVirtual reality
YTYour turn
RNGRandom number generator
tdTouchdown
TCGTrading card game
D3Diablo 3
ssMiss
NCNice call
PS3PlayStation 3
WOWWorld of Warcraft
PS2PlayStation 2
NDSNintendo DS
N64Nintendo 64
pwndOwned
opOverpowered
FPSFirst-person shooter
KKOK
WASWait a second
ltrLater
d/cDisconnected
MMOGMassively Multiplayer Online Game
nxtNext
POWPrisoner of war
gniteGoodnight
WBWelcome back
HPHealth points