NS

1. What does NS stand for?

Nice shot

When used in online gaming chat, NS typically means "nice shot." This acronym is a virtual hi5 and a compliment from other gamers.

How is NS used in gaming chat?

Gamers who play multiplayer first-person shooters (FPS) or sports-related games are most likely to drop NS in chat. For example, a Call of Duty (COD) player might use NS to compliment a skillful hs, while a Rocket League player might use NS to congratulate a teammate on scoring a goal.

NS may also be used sarcastically, when a player misses a shot. In this case, the intended effect is to troll the player who missed the shot.

Example

"NS with the sniper rifle!"

In gaming chat, NS means "nice shot"

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Last Updated: April 21, 2021

2. What does NS stand for?

No s***

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When used in text and chat messages, the acronym NS typically stands for "no s***." You might also see NS pop up on social media, when a user doesn't want to swear but still wants to say "no s***."

How is NS used?

NS is often used to point out that something is exceptionally obvious and did not need to be said. For example, if someone posts "Spider-Man is the best superhero" on Twitter, other tweeters may respond with NS. When used this way, NS's meaning is similar to duh and obvs.

The acronym can also be used as an exclamation of incredulous excitement. A person who uses NS this way cannot believe that they (or you, or someone else) have gotten so lucky. For example, if someone posts "I'm giving away free copies of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" on Twitter, other tweeters may respond with "NS! How do I get one?"

Example

"NS, they seriously gave you that for free?"

NS means "no s***"

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Last Updated: April 21, 2021

3. What game console does NS stand for?

Nintendo Switch

An NS (Nintendo Switch) is a hybrid gaming console that can be docked as a home console or played as a portable gaming device. The NS also comes with a controller on both sides of the device (for when using as a handheld device) that you can also detach and use as wireless controllers (for when using as a home console).

Nintendo released the Switch on March 3, 2017, to compete with Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4. It became an instant hit due to its versatility and popular game titles, such as Super Mario Odyssey, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

You will most likely see the acronym used by tween and teen gamers online when messaging or chatting in gaming forums. They may also use it in texts when feverishly conversing about their favorite game for the platform.

Example

"You up for some NS after school?"
"Bet."

Docking the NS as a home console

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Last Updated: March 15, 2022

NS definition

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