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