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Social Media Slang

Slang terms have become increasingly prevalent on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. The list below includes common slang used in social media. You can also view a list of chat slang terms used specifically on Facebook or Twitter.

Slang Term Meaning Popularity
YOLOYou only live once
FTWFor the win
ICYMIIn case you missed it
WhoaExpression of surprise
IIRCIf I remember correctly
ICI see
gfGirlfriend
OMGOh my gosh
TTYLTalk to you later
IMOIn my opinion
LMSLike my status
l8rLater
L8Late
LANLocal Area Network
LOLLaughing out loud
BroBrother
BlingOverly flashy jewelry
TweetTwitter post
ughDisgusted
SMHShaking my head
fbFacebook
PMPostmeridian
TYThank you
AMAntemeridian
ytYouTube
plsPlease
thxThanks
YWhy
2To
SelfieA picture of yourself
YWYou're welcome
BTWBy the way
IKRI know, right?
SwagSkills or style
TCTake care
PadHouse
OOMFOne of my followers
PIOPass it on
MCMMan-crush Monday
TILToday I learned
TISNFThat is so not fair
ErmahgerdOh my gosh
favFavorite
OBOOr best offer
rlyReally
HotBeautiful
BestieBest Friend
CreeperA socially invasive person
WCWWoman-crush Wednesday
Put on blastTo call out
HipsterAlternative subculture
TSNFThat's so not fair
NGLNot gonna lie
GTGGood to go
myspMySpace
IOUI owe you
SFFSo freaking funny
CYFCheck your Facebook
XOKiss and Hug
ATWAll the way
lilLittle
deetsDetails
LTDLovers till death
lolzLaugh out louds
HMUHit me up
fboFacebook official
2mrTomorrow
DYDDon't you dare
PTLPraise the Lord
GPOYGratuitous picture of yourself
MIAMissing in action
GMABGive me a break
LARPLive action role-playing
IMYI miss you
UnfriendTo remove a friend on Facebook
FTTBFor the time being
LLSLaughing like s***
WDYTWhat do you think
f9Fine
RTRetweet
gonnaGoing to
IABIn a bit
4wardForward
BCBGBon Chic Bon Genre
A3Anyplace, anywhere, anytime
RUAre you
HRUHow are you
WADRWith all due respect
MTFMore to follow
U2UUp to you
TBHTo be honest
BDBig deal
BIONBelieve it or not
The struggle is realHaving difficulty doing something
KITKeep in touch
FaceremorseRemorse after posting on Facebook
OICOh, I see
MovemberMustache-growing November
NLTNo later than
nvmNevermind