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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
VRVirtual reality
FailFailure
xpExperience
PCPersonal computer
FacepalmTo place your palm on your face in embarrassment
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
ScrubLoser
TwitchVideo game streaming website
PS4PlayStation 4
TrollingPosting offensive comments
bfBoyfriend
DripSexy style
GamerA video game player
muahKiss
DnDDungeons & Dragons
BFFBest friends forever
CYOACover your own a**
LANLocal Area Network
CapLie
xxKisses
SOSSave our souls
thxThanks
AIArtificial intelligence
SimpA person who obsesses over someone that does not return the same affection
ASAPAs soon as possible
POSPiece of s***
bcBecause
RPGRole-playing game
GhostingLeaving without saying goodbye
FriendversaryFriendship anniversary
MemeA piece of media that spreads via the Internet
SOSignificant other
KarenAn entitled woman
vsVersus
cyaSee ya
Go viralTo become popular on the Internet
VaxholeA person who brags about being vaccinated
24/7Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
2To
supWhat's up
XOXOHugs and kisses
HBYHow about you?
plzPlease
LeechFreeloader
PSPlayStation
Clout chaserA person who does things just to become popular
TorchTo beat someone in competition
qtCutie
StudA highly skilled individual
sfxSpecial effects
HottieAn attractive person
ftFeaturing
SnowflakeA sensitive person
DittoSame
AKAAlso known as
J/KJust kidding
Binge-watchTo view many episodes or movies in a row
TBCTo be continued
uYou
ShawtyA fine female
420Marijuana
procProgrammed random occurrence
pervPervert
hunHoney
Gummy acheStomach ache from eating gummy candies
AdultingActing like an adult
b4Before
KOK
shipRelationship
mhmMm-hmm
NSFWNot safe for work
KIAKilled in action
UberThe best
Netflix and chillHook up
DankruptOut of Marijuana
sortaSort of
You got itFor sure
46President Joe Biden
PotMarijuana
SOBSon of a b****
TMIToo much information
b-dayBirthday
PlasteredDrunk
msgMessage
mwaKiss
TriggeredAngry
antifaAnti-fascists
hahaLaughing
MIAMissing in action
PEOTUSPresident-elect of the United States
N64Nintendo 64
BootyliciousAttractive with a nice rear end
WhoaExpression of surprise
KicksFun
odOverdose
BoozeAlcohol
COCCode of conduct
cSee
TMTrademark
ETAEstimated time of arrival
You got servedYou were called out
Show holeSadness after finishing your favorite show
Hot takeA controversial opinion
BTDTBeen there, done that
Hook upTo be physically intimate with another person
TGIFThank goodness it's Friday
N/ANot Available
hwHomework
USAUnited States of America
CupcakingFlirting
lilLittle
NNTRNo need to reply
NFLNational Football League
nukeNuclear missile
Straight fireVery cool
LGBTQLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer
dDi**
BossAwesome person
HotPhysically attractive
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
SOLS*** out of luck
addyAdderall
reRegarding
WootWoohoo!
MMOMassively multiplayer online
rawrRoar
CreeperA socially invasive person
Stay wokeStay aware of social problems
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
GaslightingManipulating information or objects to make a person doubt themself
SheeshExpression of disbelief
Anti-vaxxerA person who opposes vaccines
DopeCool
JailbaitAttractive underage person
RoofieA date rape drug
favsFavorites
LitExciting
APAssociated Press
DIYDo it yourself
FWIWFor what it's worth
FYIFor your information
DopeIllegal drugs
Oh snapExpression of surprise
Work boyfriendBest male friend at work
minsMinutes
Irish goodbyeLeaving without saying goodbye
IOUI owe you
imbaImbalanced
CDCompact disc
DigitsPhone number
ChillRelax
DQDisqualify
PotheadPerson who smokes a lot of pot
SlackerA lazy person
gimmeGive me
FinesseTo persuade
DACADeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
roboRobotics Facility
Po-poPolice
Break the InternetTo cause something to go viral online
FandomCommunity of fans
h8rHater
Performative activismActivism performed to gain social standing
POTUSPresident of the United States
charCharacter
b/cBecause
WWJDWhat would Jesus do
G2GGood to go
mgmtManagement
AAVEAfrican-American Vernacular English
ClapbackA clever comeback
BestieBest Friend
Mary JaneMarijuana
LoELevel of effort
BeastAwesome person
DivaA self-important, demanding person
PS3PlayStation 3
blizzBlizzard
noobletYoung newbie
SlacktivismLazy activism
CrewGroup of friends
POWPrisoner of war
Tree huggerA person who cares about the environment
WBYWhat about you?
HipsterA person who dislikes mainstream culture
YugeHuge
SwerveGo away
ScamdemicFake pandemic
Chasing cloutDoing things just to become popular
Crying JordanA meme featuring a crying Michael Jordan
411Information
BFFMBest friends forevermore
RubberA condom
JKJust kidding
WhippedObedient
Bye FeliciaGoodbye
CovidCOVID-19
RedneckAn uneducated Southerner
YasssYes
KCCOKeep calm and carry on
MOHMedal of Honor
RSVPRépondez s'il vous plaît
The struggle is realHaving difficulty doing something
VacayVacation
AFJApril Fools' joke
KFCKentucky Fried Chicken
WeedMarijuana
ChillaxChill and relax
PlankingLying face down and straight like a plank
Throwing shadeDisrespecting
WCGWorld Cyber Games
ytYouTube
EffinF***ing
favFavorite
EloElo rating system
Day oneA very close friend
sk8Skate
Devil's lettuceCannabis
SkolGood health
XKiss
Cash me outsideCome outside and I'll beat you
SpitTo freestyle rap
SavageViciously cool
Galentine's DayFebruary 13th ladies-only celebration
TwerkHip-gyrating dance move
AirheadStupid
GosuHighly skilled
ARAugmented reality
IshKind of
DTRDefine the relationship
MackTo flirt
Booty callAn intimate rendezvous
SMSShort Message Service
PCPolitically correct
WokeAware of social issues
sisSister
GPSGlobal positioning system
POCProof of concept
F2FFace to face
mMale
MYOBMind your own business
BoomerAn adult born between 1946 and 1964
WhitesplainTo explain racism to a person of color
PDAPublic display of affection
mofoMother F*****
ATMAutomated teller machine
RoofiedDrugged by a person
spSpelling
The Great ResignationPeople quitting their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic
CrayCrazy
FOAFFriend of a friend
My bMy mistake
HIMYMHow I Met Your Mother
heheLaughing
PTLPraise the Lord
deetsDetails
XOKiss and Hug
Cancel cultureCanceling people who do anything controversial
Sip teaMind your business
MacroEconomy management skill
BlingOverly flashy jewelry
NFTNon-fungible token
GotchaI get you
GrindTo do something difficult
NarkInformant
JointMarijuana cigarette
CGComputer Graphics
SickAwesome
ColdMean
TightAwesome
Throw handsFight
SlapsIs impressive
Shut up and take my moneyI want to purchase that
WompExpression of disappointment
WFXWork from anywhere
jJoint
HBOHome Box Office
lawlLOL
NCNo comment
YayoCocaine
emoEmotional
FommyFather mommy
RoachingSecretly dating many romantic partners at the same time
CellfishInconsiderate of others while talking on the phone
BrotherzoneA relationship where a person's love interest thinks of him as a brother
GrailsA rare pair of sneakers
DankHigh quality marijuana
TebowingGetting in a position of praying
VampingStaying up late at night using electronics
Porcelain throneToilet
FireAwesome
tweenTweenager
GucciGood
No capNo lie
Girlfriend taxFood taken by your girlfriend
bioBathroom
DSTDaylight Saving Time
dcedDisconnected
Sawing logsSleeping
PnPParty and Play
On fleekPerfect
MicroUnit micromanagement skill
BeefBothering problem
Relationship goalsAn admirable relationship
FlyCool
TikTokerA TikTok user
Liberal tearsComplaints from a liberal
Netflix cheatingWatching future episodes of a favorite Netflix show without your partner
RatchetWretched
More issues than VogueA lot of problems
DougieDance move
We moveWe carry on
PeacockingShowing off
45President Donald Trump
LGBTLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
DawgFriend
TwerkingShaking hips and rear in a bouncing motion
Snitches get stitchesPeople who tell on others will get hurt
cidAcid
ShawtieA fine female
Hop offGo away
FrontinTo pretend you are something you are not
MateFriend
BlursdayLiterally any day of the week, they're all the same now
Brain fartBrief absence of intelligence
NowishSometime close to now
FAQFrequently Asked Questions
Red weddingA disaster
pplPeople
No chillUncalm
FitspoFitness inspiration
LeftistA person with radical left-wing political views
LockdownAn order to stay where you are
Celine a sceneTo add a Celine Dion song to a video for maximum emotional impact
PeriodtAn expression of emphasis
xmasChristmas
SwattingCreating a false emergency to get a SWAT team to respond
SkankA promiscuous woman
GurlGirl
Bing bongExpression of emphasis
IMInstant message
SmartsIntelligence
LOTRLord of the Rings
TwinningSaying or doing something in coordination with another person
JohnToilet
MillennialA person born between 1981 and 1996
MSMMainstream media
SFWSafe for work
WhitelashWhite voter backlash
PlayerA male who manipulates others for his own gain
NetizenAn Internet citizen
puterComputer
InternestA comfy spot to surf the Internet
VeggiesVegetables
LeetspeakSpelling variations that replace English letters with numbers and characters
BenchingUsing a person as a backup date
BonesDollars
Bikini bridgeSpace between a bikini bottom and stomach
MVPMost valuable player
ronaCoronavirus
Do it for the gramTo do something only to share on Instagram
HomesliceA close friend
GingerRed-head
Ugly sleepDeep sleep
fboFacebook official
ShookCompletely surprised
Corona bumpElbow bump with a person to avoid spreading the coronavirus
StudAn attractive male
WhipVehicle
Virtue signalingDemonstrating moral superiority
CancelShut down or force out
Side eyeDisapproving glance
QuaranfifteenWeight gained during COVID-19 quarantine
NonpologyNon-apology
BrennerBreakfast for dinner
HotsAttraction to a person
famFamily
InstadadA man who marries a person with kids
GoogleTo search the Internet
datThat
JackpottingWinning
Bros before hoesGuy friends are more important than romantic interests
Cowboy UpGet tough
Truth bombA surprising but true statement
sistahSister
PumpedExcited
Moon doorTo get rid of
ShotgunFront passenger seat
FaucismCovid-related fascism led by Dr. Anthony Fauci
Whoja vuFeeling that you have met someone before
DissDisrespect
Hits differentAffects differently
Dumpster fireTotal mess
GrandA thousand dollars
GA thousand dollars
PSAPublic Service Announcement
BiBisexual
vaxVaccination
Selfie stickAn extendable pole with a smartphone on the end
HangryAngry because you're hungry
infoInformation
BreadcrumbingLeading someone on romantically
TextpectationExpectation of waiting for a text
CuffingLinking up in a relationship with a person
Fake newsFake news source that pretends to be real
ICEU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
FleekPerfect
StashingDating a person but unwilling to publicly acknowledge it
mulaMoney
nahNo
ManspreaderA guy who sits with his legs spread wide
nehNo
Third wheelA person who feels left out
Unicorn momAn imperfect, authentic mom who defies mom shaming
HeaddeskExtreme frustration
WFAWork from anywhere
MoochTo freeload
BOBody odor
Thirst trapA provocative action, message, or photo
Alternative factsLies used to replace facts
Ugly hotPhysically attractive despite some ugly features
PTOPaid time off
refReferee
NetflixingEating a lot of food when you mean to eat just a little
SaltyUpset
TGALThink globally, act locally
SmoochKiss
Relationship weightWeight gained from a romantic relationship
YouTuberA YouTube user
TootsiesToes
IQIntelligence quotient
NASCAR dadA white, working class father
HoneydudeA boyfriend or husband used for his money
Gold diggerA person who uses another person for money
WickedVery cool
Social distancingIsolating from other people
LumbersexualA well-groomed male who looks like a lumberjack
jellyJealous
SimpingObsessing over a person that does not return the same affection
KicksShoes
QuaranteamA small group that socializes in-person during COVID-19
WWFWorld Wildlife Fund
BurritoingWrapping yourself tightly in blankets
ShadeDisrespect
TGFFThank God for Friday
BooBabe
TrumperA Donald Trump supporter
BasicLow sophistication
gr8Great
RideVehicle
N/ANot applicable
StaycationA vacation near your home
Turnt upExcited
Clout leechA person who is friends with someone just to become more popular
WinoA person who drinks an excessive amount of wine
SnaccAn attractive person
VideobombTo pose in the background of a video
M/FMale or female
Presidential flashcardsDollars
Trophy husbandAn attractive husband
JaguarAn older woman who dates younger men
Cuffing seasonThe fall and winter time period where people begin relationships
sicSpelling incorrect
TrippinHallucinating
ChickenScared
Friend zoneA relationship where a person's love interest thinks of them as just a friend
CSChatSlang.com
BMWBayerische Motoren Werke
Alpha momA dominant female in a group of mothers
SATScholastic Aptitude Test
Food babyA bloated stomach from eating a lot of food
CougarAn older woman who dates younger men
BeyhiveDedicated fans of Beyoncé
mechMechanical units
Side chickA mistress
WhoopsExclamation of a mistake
Real talkHonest truth
SextSexually explicit message
Keep it 100Stay true to yourself
VibeAtmosphere
SnoozefeedTo scroll your newsfeed instead of getting out of bed
Fruit salad of lifeResults of a person's life decisions
XYZExamine your zipper
TrillWell respected
BirtherA person who believes Obama is not a US citizen
PhotobombTo pose in the background of a picture being taken
FriendsgivingThanksgiving with friends
DoughMoney
Instagram husbandA person who takes pictures of another person for Instagram
Sorority squatHands-on-knees, butt-out group photo pose
PhubbingSnubbing a person to be on your phone
FacestalkingLooking through someone's pictures on Facebook
ppdPostponed
pkmnPokémon
Sugar babyA young person who uses an older person for money
TATeaching assistant
CrackerA white person
DadicationFatherly dedication

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