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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
Beast modeDominating gameplay
RPGRole-playing game
GamerA video game player
ughDisgusted
OMGOh my gosh
FTWFor the win
NPNo problem
LOLLaughing out loud
l8rLater
WTFWhat the f***
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
PKPlayer kill
TTYLTalk to you later
MMOMassively multiplayer online
pwnOwn
FailFailure
YWYou're welcome
YWhy
GLHFGood luck have fun
TwitchVideo game streaming website
W8Wait
TYThank you
IDKI don't know
AFKAway from keyboard
PCPersonal computer
vsVersus
LANLocal Area Network
dlDownload
GGGood game
secSecond
BBLBe back later
BBIABBe back in a bit
ATMAt the moment
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
NoobNewbie
GLGood luck
WhoaExpression of surprise
GJGood job
TeemoThe swift scout
MobMinecraft creature
PSPPlayStation Portable
BossMain bad character
n00bNewbie
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
PS2PlayStation 2
CGComputer Graphics
OwnedEmbarrassed
RTSReal-time strategy
dmgDamage
WAMWait a minute
GTGGood to go
TISNFThat is so not fair
LMSOLaughing my socks off
WCSStarCraft II World Championship Series
PS3PlayStation 3
555Laughing
GrieferAn irritating player
NDSNintendo DS
ROMEmulator game
sc2StarCraft 2
IRLIn real life
NESNintendo Entertainment System
SNESSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
LootTreasure
DittoSame
TorchTo beat someone in competition
ssMiss
charCharacter
IAPIn-app purchase
MOBAMultiplayer online battle arena
ZOMGOh my gosh!
WoahExpression of surprise
WhewExpression of relief
YTYour turn
LFMLooking for more
VRVirtual reality
D3Diablo 3
tdTouchdown
TCGTrading card game
MTMistype
NCNice call
nxtNext
N64Nintendo 64
WOWWorld of Warcraft
ExpExperience
eSportsElectronic sports
pwndOwned
FPSFirst-person shooter
KKOK
WASWait a second
ltrLater
RNGRandom number generator
opOverpowered
comboCombination
MMOGMassively Multiplayer Online Game
POWPrisoner of war
pwn3dOwned
HPHealth points
UberThe best
bioBathroom