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

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