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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
LANLocal Area Network
TYThank you
TTYLTalk to you later
thxThanks
ytYouTube
TCTake care
SMHShaking my head
OMGOh my gosh
2To
LOLLaughing out loud
l8rLater
L8Late
IMOIn my opinion
IIRCIf I remember correctly
YWhy
YWYou're welcome
YOLOYou only live once
ughDisgusted
BroBrother
BlingOverly flashy jewelry
FTWFor the win
fbFacebook
ICYMIIn case you missed it
IKRI know, right?
SwagSkills or style
PMPostmeridian
AMAntemeridian
plsPlease
WhoaExpression of surprise
ICI see
BTWBy the way
TweetTwitter post
gfGirlfriend
GMABGive me a break
PTLPraise the Lord
TBRTo be real
MCMMan-crush Monday
A3Anyplace, anywhere, anytime
RUAre you
HipsterAlternative subculture
obvObviously
WCWWoman-crush Wednesday
HMUHit me up
GIFGraphics Interchange Format
TILToday I learned
TICTongue in cheek
LTDLovers till death
TTYSTalk to you soon
2mrTomorrow
TYVMThank you very much
WADRWith all due respect
HRUHow are you
BIONBelieve it or not
BDBig deal
gonnaGoing to
The struggle is realHaving difficulty doing something
HotBeautiful
RTRetweet
rlyReally
FTTBFor the time being
DYDDon't you dare
StokedExcited
TISNFThat is so not fair
favFavorite
lolzLaugh out louds
CreeperA socially invasive person
BestieBest Friend
4wardForward
SelfiePicture of yourself
fboFacebook official
GPOYGratuitous picture of yourself
ErmahgerdOh my gosh
BCBGBon Chic Bon Genre
IABIn a bit
U2UUp to you
KITKeep in touch
myspMySpace
TSNFThat's so not fair
KWIMKnow what I mean
NGLNot gonna lie
ATWAll the way
LARPLive action role-playing
LYLLove you lots
f9Fine
OOMFOne of my followers
IOUI owe you
MovemberMustache-growing November
WDYTWhat do you think
XOKiss and Hug
CYFCheck your Facebook
IMHOIn my humble opinion
TwitterverseTwitter universe
SFFSo freaking funny
Vine6 second video
PPProfile picture
143I love you
FaceremorseRemorse after posting on Facebook
MTFMore to follow
nvmNevermind
SnapstreakSnapchat streak