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General Slang

Many slang terms are used both online and offline, such as in spoken conversation. The following list includes general shorthand and slang terms that are not specifically used online or in text messaging.

Slang Term Meaning Votes
LOLLaughing out loud
NoobNewbie
xpExperience
FPSFirst-person shooter
NerfWeaken
PCPersonal computer
TwitchVideo game streaming website
VRVirtual reality
FailFailure
TrollingPosting offensive comments
ScrubLoser
bfBoyfriend
FacepalmTo place your palm on your face in embarrassment
DripSexy style
POSPiece of s***
SOSSave our souls
muahKiss
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
BFFBest friends forever
xxKisses
WoWWorld of Warcraft
bcBecause
ASAPAs soon as possible
cyaSee ya
thxThanks
eSportsElectronic sports
GamerA video game player
MemeA piece of media that spreads via the Internet
GhostingLeaving without saying goodbye
CapLie
FriendversaryFriendship anniversary
RPGRole-playing game
AIArtificial intelligence
DnDDungeons & Dragons
antifaAnti-fascists
supWhat's up
CYOACover your own a**
Go viralTo become popular on the Internet
GTAGrand Theft Auto
PS4PlayStation 4
secSecond
vsVersus
Gummy acheStomach ache from eating gummy candies
24/7Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
2To
VaxholeA person who brags about being vaccinated
TriggeredAngry
LANLocal Area Network
StudA highly skilled individual
HBYHow about you?
qtCutie
SOSignificant other
SOBSon of a b****
XOXOHugs and kisses
Clout chaserA person who does things just to become popular
DittoSame
mhmMm-hmm
NSFWNot safe for work
sfxSpecial effects
FPSFrames per second
420Marijuana
HottieAn attractive person
KIAKilled in action
N64Nintendo 64
TwinkPowerful low-level character
TMIToo much information
DankruptOut of Marijuana
PEOTUSPresident-elect of the United States
Binge-watchTo view many episodes or movies in a row
LeechFreeloader
ShawtyA fine female
BootyliciousAttractive with a nice rear end
hunHoney
AKAAlso known as
b4Before
BoozeAlcohol
TMTrademark
You got servedYou were called out
MIAMissing in action
bioBathroom
AdultingActing like an adult
46President Joe Biden
SimpA person who obsesses over someone that does not return the same affection
shipRelationship
Netflix and chillHook up
PSPlayStation
EloElo rating system
BossAwesome person
odOverdose
pervPervert
DIYDo it yourself
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
KOK
CupcakingFlirting
WokeAware of social issues
NFLNational Football League
COCCode of conduct
Show holeSadness after finishing your favorite show
msgMessage
N/ANot Available
uYou
USAUnited States of America
APAssociated Press
imbaImbalanced
dDi**
UberThe best
PlasteredDrunk
procProgrammed random occurrence
sortaSort of
TorchTo beat someone in competition
HotPhysically attractive
KicksFun
favsFavorites
plzPlease
b-dayBirthday
GaslightingManipulating information or objects to make a person doubt themself
mwaKiss
reRegarding
ETAEstimated time of arrival
MMOMassively multiplayer online
FandomCommunity of fans
DACADeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
LitExciting
SlackerA lazy person
addyAdderall
Stay wokeStay aware of social problems
Break the InternetTo cause something to go viral online
JailbaitAttractive underage person
Straight fireVery cool
CDCompact disc
CreeperA socially invasive person
You got itFor sure
BTDTBeen there, done that
Oh snapExpression of surprise
FYIFor your information
J/KJust kidding
SOLS*** out of luck
TBCTo be continued
WWJDWhat would Jesus do
RxPrescription
cSee
KarenAn entitled woman
AAFAlways and forever
Hook upTo be physically intimate with another person
CrewGroup of friends
rawrRoar
Mary JaneMarijuana
hahaLaughing
Irish goodbyeLeaving without saying goodbye
lilLittle
minsMinutes
NNTRNo need to reply
RoofieA date rape drug
DivaA self-important, demanding person
ScamdemicFake pandemic
SlacktivismLazy activism
PotheadPerson who smokes a lot of pot
Hot takeA controversial opinion
PotMarijuana
SnowflakeA sensitive person
HipsterA person who dislikes mainstream culture
nukeNuclear missile
roboRobotics Facility
LGBTQLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer
Tree huggerA person who cares about the environment
ytYouTube
DopeIllegal drugs
Crying JordanA meme featuring a crying Michael Jordan
ftFeaturing
WhoaExpression of surprise
TiltedAggravated
POTUSPresident of the United States
charCharacter
FWIWFor what it's worth
TGIFThank goodness it's Friday
CGComputer Graphics
Chasing cloutDoing things just to become popular
WeedMarijuana
MackTo flirt
hwHomework
SheeshExpression of disbelief
WootWoohoo!
FinesseTo persuade
RedneckAn uneducated Southerner
MOHMedal of Honor
AirheadStupid
RSVPRépondez s'il vous plaît
IOUI owe you
LOELevel of effort
WhippedObedient
MacroEconomy management skill
gimmeGive me
BeastAwesome person
ChillRelax
dqDisqualify
DTRDefine the relationship
Work boyfriendBest male friend at work
KCCOKeep calm and carry on
NESNintendo Entertainment System
ChillaxChill and relax
blizzBlizzard
noobletYoung newbie
PCPolitically correct
PlankingLying face down and straight like a plank
POWPrisoner of war
YugeHuge
Throwing shadeDisrespecting
Po-poPolice
h8rHater
WCGWorld Cyber Games
DLDown low
Relationship goalsAn admirable relationship
JKJust kidding
sk8Skate
YasssYes
lawlLOL
MillennialA person born between 1981 and 1996
HIMYMHow I Met Your Mother
ARAugmented reality
Side eyeDisapproving glance
DigitsPhone number
VacayVacation
POCProof of concept
ATMAutomated teller machine
sisSister
GPSGlobal positioning system
heheLaughing
PTLPraise the Lord
BoomerAn adult born between 1946 and 1964
GosuHighly skilled
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
GrindTo do something difficult
BrennerBreakfast for dinner
SpitTo freestyle rap
HeaddeskExtreme frustration
SMSShort Message Service
JointMarijuana cigarette
BrosephA male friend
LGBTLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
SwerveGo away
WBYWhat about you?
ClapbackA clever comeback
DopeCool
BestieBest Friend
Bye FeliciaGoodbye
RubberA condom
favFavorite
411Information
b/cBecause
MYOBMind your own business
Cancel cultureCanceling people who do anything controversial
WWFWorld Wildlife Fund
jJoint
BFFLBest friend for life
BMWBayerische Motoren Werke
mgmtManagement
PDAPublic display of affection
EffinF***ing
LOTRLord of the Rings
IshKind of
Hits differentAffects differently
Drain the swampTo remove corruption
Liberal tearsComplaints from a liberal
45President Donald Trump
The struggle is realHaving difficulty doing something
XOKiss and Hug
SATScholastic Aptitude Test
BlingOverly flashy jewelry
BlursdayLiterally any day of the week, they're all the same now
Fake newsFake news source that pretends to be real
My bMy mistake
DissDisrespect
GotchaI get you
Cash me outsideCome outside and I'll beat you
PS3PlayStation 3
DawgFriend
YouTuberA YouTube user
CrayCrazy
KFCKentucky Fried Chicken
PTOPaid time off
SmoochKiss
No capNo lie
NASCAR dadA white, working class father
TightAwesome
Snitches get stitchesPeople who tell on others will get hurt
mofoMother F*****
TwinningSaying or doing something in coordination with another person
FAQFrequently Asked Questions
SkolGood health
Truth bombA surprising but true statement
First world problemAn insignificant problem
Red weddingA disaster
PnPParty and Play
Porcelain throneToilet
XKiss
SavageViciously cool
TikTokerA TikTok user
LockdownAn order to stay where you are
PeriodtAn expression of emphasis
CellfishInconsiderate of others while talking on the phone
Onion checkTo check the source of a news headline
HomesliceA close friend
BenchingUsing a person as a backup date
WhoopsExclamation of a mistake
ShawtieA fine female
dcedDisconnected
GFGluten-Free
Sugar babyA young person who uses an older person for money
MicroUnit micromanagement skill
fragPlayer kill
PumpedExcited
PSAPublic Service Announcement
infoInformation
MoolahMoney
mulaMoney
CougarAn older woman who dates younger men
BreadcrumbingLeading someone on romantically
Side chickA mistress
TwerkingShaking hips and rear in a bouncing motion
DeceDecent
Celine a sceneTo add a Celine Dion song to a video for maximum emotional impact
Whoja vuFeeling that you have met someone before
Revenge bodyA physically fit body after breaking up
gr8Great
mMale
pplPeople
NCNo comment
DougieDance move
StaycationA vacation near your home
AIMAOL Instant Messenger
IMInstant message
Shoot my shotI'm going for it
ShookCompletely surprised
FrontinTo pretend you are something you are not
NowishSometime close to now
CrimboChristmas
GrandA thousand dollars
spSpelling
YuccieYoung urban creative
WhitesplainTo explain racism to a person of color
DoeThough
HangryAngry because you're hungry
Make it snowTo toss money in the air
OOTOut of town
How bow dahHow about that
nehNo
Bikini bridgeSpace between a bikini bottom and stomach
blogWeb log
FleekPerfect
Turnt upExcited
Gold diggerA person who uses another person for money
Trophy husbandAn attractive husband
CSChatSlang.com
GingerRed-head
BNIBBrand new in box
Food babyA bloated stomach from eating a lot of food
StudAn attractive male
Throw handsFight
GucciGood
famFamily
TebowingGetting in a position of praying
YayoCocaine
MSMMainstream media
Sorority squatHands-on-knees, butt-out group photo pose
OhpSurprised
PlayerA male who manipulates others for his own gain
datThat
CovidCOVID-19
WhitelashWhite voter backlash
ShotgunFront passenger seat
HuckleberryThe one you're looking for
GurlGirl
RatchetWretched
More issues than VogueA lot of problems
Alternative factsLies used to replace facts
LarperLive action role-player
Sawing logsSleeping
LeftiesLiberals
SauceStyle
SNESSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
Relationship weightWeight gained from a romantic relationship
NetflixingEating a lot of food when you mean to eat just a little
Performative activismActivism performed to gain social standing
MoochTo freeload
ChickenScared
mechMechanical units
refReferee
ExtraOver the top
SaltyUpset
SickAwesome
HoneydudeA boyfriend or husband used for his money
LumbersexualA well groomed male who looks like a lumberjack
PreshPrecious
VeggiesVegetables
GranolaHealth-focused lifestyle
Delete your accountGo away
PhotobombTo pose in the background of a picture being taken
Girlfriend taxFood taken by your girlfriend
jellyJealous
BooBabe
KicksShoes
MateFriend
pkmnPokémon
BFDBig freakin' deal
MetrosexualA male who is meticulous about fashion and grooming
F2FFace to face
HBOHome Box Office
TextpectationExpectation of waiting for a text
ICEU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Catch and releaseTo flirt with someone then stop when the person wants commitment
RolloutTo leave
N/ANot applicable
WinoA person who drinks an excessive amount of wine
Body shamingCriticizing a person's body
Dutch leaveLeaving without saying goodbye
PMPostmeridian
EnbyA non-binary person
BurritoingWrapping yourself tightly in blankets
Woman crushA likable woman
NonpologyNon-apology
Ugly hotPhysically attractive despite some ugly features
BailTo quickly leave
BrotherzoneA relationship where a person's love interest thinks of him as a brother
VampingStaying up late at night using electronics
HRHuman resources
CabTaxi
RidonculousRidiculous
Phantom buzzFalse phone vibration in your pocket
Third wheelA person who feels left out
MVPMost valuable player
Friends with benefitsFriends that often get intimate
FOAFFriend of a friend
Thirst trapA provocative action, message, or photo
TwerkHip-gyrating dance move
Talking trashDisrespecting
BeyhiveDedicated fans of Beyoncé
Talking headA person on TV who gives information or opinions
BirtherA person who believes Obama is not a US citizen
Fruit salad of lifeResults of a person's life decisions
fboFacebook official
JohnToilet
DWIDriving while intoxicated
ColdMean
SnaccidentAn accidental consumption of an entire snack
Latte papaAn attractive Swedish dad
ppdPostponed
BUFBig ugly fellow
Shut up and take my moneyI want to purchase that
ManspreaderA guy who sits with his legs spread wide
BuckDollar
SwattingCreating a false emergency to get a SWAT team to respond
WWWWorld Wide Web
Selfie stickAn extendable pole with a smartphone on the end
SFWSafe for work
KidultAn adult who acts like a kid
Dumpster fireTotal mess
Ghost cheeksThe warmth on a seat left by another person
Ugly sleepDeep sleep
NarkInformant
nahNo
No chillUncalm
DrakingActing emotional
TGALThink globally, act locally
JaguarAn older woman who dates younger men
TGFFThank God for Friday
HacktivistHacker activist
RideVehicle
WhipVehicle
Turkey dayThanksgiving day
BOBody odor
ManscapingStrategic shaving of male body hair
VideobombTo pose in the background of a video
IQIntelligence quotient
SlayTo dominate
BasicDumb
Low keyLaid back
FriendsgivingThanksgiving with friends
SextSexually explicit message
Harry ChranukkahHappy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas
Presidential flashcardsDollars
Alpha momA dominant female in a group of mothers
UnkeyboardinatedUncoordinated with a keyboard
PhubbingSnubbing a person to be on your phone
ShadeDisrespect
FireAwesome
DSTDaylight Saving Time
GoogleTo search the Internet
Do it for the gramTo do something only to share on Instagram
Give us the teaShare your gossip with us
BridezillaA demanding bride
InstadadA man who marries a person with kids
On fleekPerfect
FommyFather mommy
Social distancingIsolating from other people
DoughMoney
DressgateControversy about the colors of a dress
JockAthlete
HarambeGorilla killed by Cincinatti Zoo officials
SkankA promiscuous woman
RTBReal-time bidding

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