Home : Browse : General Terms

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 Popularity
411Information
AKAAlso known as
ASAPAs soon as possible
b4Before
bfBoyfriend
BFFBest friends forever
b/cBecause
cyaSee ya
DIYDo it yourself
fFemale
FAQFrequently Asked Questions
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
FWIWFor what it's worth
FYIFor your information
gr8Great
J/KJust kidding
KOK
LOLLaughing out loud
mMale
MYOBMind your own business
ne1Anyone
pplPeople
qtCutie
RPGRole-playing game
supWhat's up
TBCTo be continued
thxThanks
TIAThanks in advance
TLCTender love and care
TMIToo much information
U2You too
w/With
w/eWhatever
w/oWithout
XOXOHugs and kisses
NCNo comment
24/7Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
PHATPretty hot and tempting
2To
AIMAOL Instant Messenger
IMInstant message
msgMessage
N/ANot Available
plsPlease
uYou
AMAntemeridian
PMPostmeridian
AOLAmerica Online
hwHomework
VMVoicemail
txtText
reRegarding
ETAEstimated time of arrival
MMOMassively multiplayer online
b/wBetween
TBATo be announced
NoobNewbie
hahaLaughing
RSVPRépondez s'il vous plaît
TBDTo be determined
appApplication
FailFailure
BlingOverly flashy jewelry
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
DivaA rude woman
GotchaI get you
infoInformation
LANLocal Area Network
SMSShort Message Service
GamerA video game player
MoochTo freeload
PCPersonal computer
secSecond
vsVersus
WhoaExpression of surprise
odOverdose
GPSGlobal positioning system
BuckDollar
blogWeb log
CabTaxi
DisDisrespect
MVPMost valuable player
AfroNatural bush-like hairstyle
DopeIllegal drugs
HBOHome Box Office
pervPervert
PhotobombTo pose in the background of a picture being taken
BMWBayerische Motoren Werke
TwitchVideo game streaming website
NFLNational Football League
WeedMarijuana
PotMarijuana
RedneckAn uneducated Southerner
ChickenScared
VIPVery important person
ytYouTube
WhoopsExclamation of a mistake
Throwing shadeDisrespecting
Talking trashDisrespecting
wannaWant to