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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
TYThank you
TTYLTalk to you later
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
RPGRole-playing game
pwnDefeat
secSecond
OMGOh my gosh
LANLocal Area Network
NPNo problem
LOLLaughing out loud
W8Wait
WTFWhat the f***
FTWFor the win
vsVersus
GLHFGood luck have fun
PKPlayer kill
MMOMassively multiplayer online
ughDisgusted
GamerA video game player
TwitchVideo game streaming website
YWYou're welcome
YWhy
l8rLater
AFKAway from keyboard
BBLBe back later
PCPersonal computer
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
NoobNewbie
BBIABBe back in a bit
GGGood game
GJGood job
GLGood luck
ATMAt the moment
dlDownload
IDKI don't know
FailFailure
Beast modeDominating gameplay
PSPPlayStation Portable
TeemoThe swift scout
n00bA new or inexperienced user
WCSStarCraft II World Championship Series
modModification
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
MOBAMultiplayer online battle arena
eSportsElectronic sports
MobMinecraft creature
charCharacter
ssMiss
GrieferAn irritating player
WAMWait a minute
GlitchingMalfunctioning video game
BMBad manner
MinionGame creature
Take my energyGood luck
SWTORStar Wars: The Old Republic
WoahExpression of surprise
KekeKorean laugh
HPHealth points
comboCombination
TISNFThat is so not fair
BossMain bad character
opOverpowered
ulUpload
IRLIn real life
LARPLive action role-playing
Mid gameMiddle phase of a game
RaidRaid group
MMOGMassively Multiplayer Online Game
OwnedEmbarrassed
gniteGoodnight
nxtNext
ZOMGOh my gosh!
NCNice call
MTMistype
PSPlayStation
TorchTo beat someone in competition
DittoSame
GosuHighly skilled
LootTreasure
CGComputer Graphics
HOTSHeroes of the Storm
TrollingPosting offensive comments
GTAGrand Theft Auto
ExpExperience
Early gameBeginning phase of a game
UberThe best
pwndOwned
LFMLooking for more
Late gameLater stages of a game
YTYour turn
FPSFirst-person shooter
KKOK
WASWait a second
ltrLater
dlcDownloadable content
GTGGood to go
TYVMThank you very much
topTop lane
HFHave fun