1. What does GM stand for?

Game master

An acronym for the person that is in control of a game; can be a player or an official support representative from the game developer.


"Let's talk to the GM to get this resolved."

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Last Updated: April 21, 2014

2. What is gm short for?


A highly ranked player, most often in chess; however, can also refer to the Grandmaster league in the game StarCraft 2.


"Did you see the replays of the GM tournament last weekend yet?"

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Last Updated: October 15, 2014

3. What does GM stand for in gaming chat?

Good match

Gamers use GM to mean "good match." This acronym is similar to the more commonly used GG.

Some gamers use GM interchangeably with GG, while others use GM only at the end of a Bo3 or Bo5 match. In both cases, the acronym signals that your opponent enjoyed playing against you - so good on you.


"GM, that was well played. Do you want to play another game?"

TMW your opponent sends GM

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4. What does GM stand for?

Good move

Gamers may compliment each other by saying GM, or "good move." This acronym is most often used in turn-based games, such as chess and online TCGs like Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering, to praise a particularly good sequence or turn.

However, you may encounter GM in chat while playing any sort of online, strategy-based game, including LoL and DnD. Seeing GM in the chat of an online DnD game can be particularly confusing, as DnD players may also use GM to stand for "game master." Hopefully, context will tell you whether someone is complimenting your move or summoning the game master to determine whether your move was valid ...


"GM! I guess I didn't see that one ahead of time."

MRW pulling off a GM

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5. What does GM stand for?

Good morning

GM stands for "good morning," and is a shorthand way to greet someone online or through a text in the morning.

It is typically sent by older adults who are old fashioned and enjoy exchanging pleasantries. These users probably send GA in the afternoon and GE in the evening, as well.

An example of when you may receive GM from a person is when you are messaging another user online in the morning hours and in the same time zone. Or, you may receive GM in a text from your mom in the morning asking if you are coming over for dinner later.


"GM, how did u sleep last nite?"

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Last Updated: January 5, 2021

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