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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
xpExperience
NoobNewbie
FPSFirst-person shooter
TwitchVideo game streaming website
bfBoyfriend
TrollingPosting offensive comments
PCPersonal computer
BFFBest friends forever
muahKiss
NerfWeaken
VRVirtual reality
bcBecause
MemeA piece of media that spreads via the Internet
GhostingLeaving without saying goodbye
xxKisses
FailFailure
DripSexy style
ScrubLoser
SOSSave our souls
antifaAnti-fascists
FriendversaryFriendship anniversary
24/7Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
Gummy acheStomach ache from eating gummy candies
ASAPAs soon as possible
Go viralTo become popular on the Internet
cyaSee ya
2To
CapLie
vsVersus
TriggeredAngry
SOSignificant other
supWhat's up
mhmMm-hmm
NSFWNot safe for work
WoWWorld of Warcraft
PS4PlayStation 4
eSportsElectronic sports
GamerA video game player
FacepalmTo place your palm on your face in embarrassment
POSPiece of s***
SOBSon of a b****
thxThanks
TMIToo much information
CYOACover your own a**
VaxholeA person who brags about being vaccinated
PEOTUSPresident-elect of the United States
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
FPSFrames per second
sfxSpecial effects
bioBathroom
N64Nintendo 64
BootyliciousAttractive with a nice rear end
secSecond
AKAAlso known as
b4Before
XOXOHugs and kisses
Binge-watchTo view many episodes in a row
420Marijuana
HBYHow about you?
StudA highly skilled individual
You got servedYou were called out
AIArtificial intelligence
LANLocal Area Network
HottieAn attractive person
AdultingActing like an adult
BossAwesome person
DIYDo it yourself
KOK
qtCutie
RPGRole-playing game
TMTrademark
ftFeaturing
Show holeSadness after finishing your favorite show
NFLNational Football League
DankruptOut of Marijuana
KIAKilled in action
UberThe best
DnDDungeons & Dragons
GTAGrand Theft Auto
shipRelationship
CupcakingFlirting
APAssociated Press
HotPhysically attractive
KicksFun
Straight fireVery cool
msgMessage
N/ANot Available
plsPlease
DACADeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
46President Joe Biden
USAUnited States of America
ShawtyA fine female
TwinkPowerful low-level character
procProgrammed random occurrence
LitExciting
BTDTBeen there, done that
sisSister
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
FYIFor your information
J/KJust kidding
plzPlease
Crying JordanA meme featuring a crying Michael Jordan
SOLS*** out of luck
PSPlayStation
RxPrescription
COCCode of conduct
PlasteredDrunk
Break the InternetTo cause something to go viral online
uYou
Stay wokeStay aware of social problems
hwHomework
reRegarding
ETAEstimated time of arrival
hahaLaughing
MIAMissing in action
CDCompact disc
minsMinutes
SlackerA lazy person
NNTRNo need to reply
favsFavorites
Hot takeA controversial opinion
SimpA person who obsesses over someone that does not return the same affection
Clout chaserA person who does things just to become popular
Tree huggerA person who cares about the environment
NESNintendo Entertainment System
nukeNuclear missile
Irish goodbyeLeaving without saying goodbye
Oh snapExpression of surprise
LeechFreeloader
roboRobotics Facility
POWPrisoner of war
TorchTo beat someone in competition
DittoSame
BoozeAlcohol
CreeperA socially invasive person
TiltedAggravated
hunHoney
HipsterA person who dislikes mainstream culture
odOverdose
POTUSPresident of the United States
RedneckAn uneducated Southerner
TBCTo be continued
TGIFThank goodness it's Friday
ytYouTube
b-dayBirthday
JailbaitAttractive underage person
WhippedObedient
SnowflakeA sensitive person
AAFAlways and forever
ScamdemicFake pandemic
mwaKiss
Netflix and chillHook up
EloElo rating system
MOHMedal of Honor
lilLittle
RSVPRépondez s'il vous plaît
IOUI owe you
LOELevel of effort
KCCOKeep calm and carry on
MacroEconomy management skill
GaslightingManipulating information or objects to make a person doubt themself
BeastAwesome person
ChillRelax
dqDisqualify
DTRDefine the relationship
dDi**
KarenAn entitled woman
blizzBlizzard
noobletYoung newbie
YugeHuge
h8rHater
pervPervert
WCGWorld Cyber Games
MackTo flirt
CGComputer Graphics
FinesseTo persuade
FAQFrequently Asked Questions
FWIWFor what it's worth
PotheadPerson who smokes a lot of pot
gimmeGive me
Work boyfriendBest male friend at work
You got itFor sure
WootWoohoo!
MMOMassively multiplayer online
Snitches get stitchesPeople who tell on others will get hurt
ATMAutomated teller machine
VacayVacation
rawrRoar
ARAugmented reality
imbaImbalanced
charCharacter
POCProof of concept
BlingOverly flashy jewelry
GosuHighly skilled
ClapbackA clever comeback
GPSGlobal positioning system
BrosephA male friend
Throwing shadeDisrespecting
ChillaxChill and relax
FandomCommunity of fans
Po-poPolice
DopeIllegal drugs
IshKind of
WhoaExpression of surprise
SpitTo freestyle rap
AirheadStupid
411Information
b/cBecause
DLDown low
YasssYes
MYOBMind your own business
WWJDWhat would Jesus do
lawlLOL
SlacktivismLazy activism
CrayCrazy
PDAPublic display of affection
CrewGroup of friends
WeedMarijuana
PotMarijuana
HIMYMHow I Met Your Mother
heheLaughing
WokeAware of social issues
PTLPraise the Lord
Bye FeliciaGoodbye
dcedDisconnected
BMWBayerische Motoren Werke
GrindTo do something difficult
favFavorite
JointMarijuana cigarette
GotchaI get you
WWFWorld Wildlife Fund
SNESSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
PS3PlayStation 3
PlankingLying face down and straight like a plank
EffinF***ing
KFCKentucky Fried Chicken
Drain the swampTo remove corruption
Cash me outsideCome outside and I'll beat you
gr8Great
45President Donald Trump
LOTRLord of the Rings
BrennerBreakfast for dinner
HeaddeskExtreme frustration
addyAdderall
DeceDecent
BUFBig ugly fellow
My bMy mistake
MicroUnit micromanagement skill
fragPlayer kill
Shoot my shotI'm going for it
Sawing logsSleeping
mulaMoney
PSAPublic Service Announcement
BoomerAn adult born between 1946 and 1964
PCPolitically correct
LGBTQLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer
PTOPaid time off
TwerkingShaking hips and rear in a bouncing motion
TightAwesome
Fake newsFake news source that pretends to be real
KicksShoes
The struggle is realHaving difficulty doing something
CellfishInconsiderate of others while talking on the phone
Porcelain throneToilet
WBYWhat about you?
JKJust kidding
StaycationA vacation near your home
sk8Skate
WWWWorld Wide Web
DopeCool
BlursdayLiterally any day of the week, they're all the same now
BooBabe
SwerveGo away
Mary JaneMarijuana
AIMAOL Instant Messenger
IMInstant message
LockdownAn order to stay where you are
TwinningSaying or doing something in coordination with another person
SauceStyle
Celine a sceneTo add a Celine Dion song to a video for maximum emotional impact
Bikini bridgeSpace between a bikini bottom and stomach
Side chickA mistress
ShookCompletely surprised
Onion checkTo check the source of a news headline
Food babyA bloated stomach from eating a lot of food
Turnt upExcited
IQIntelligence quotient
CrimboChristmas
YouTuberA YouTube user
GFGluten-Free
BirtherA person who believes Obama is not a US citizen
FOAFFriend of a friend
NetflixingEating a lot of food when you mean to eat just a little
GA thousand dollars
Girlfriend taxFood taken by your girlfriend
DougieDance move
CSChatSlang.com
FleekPerfect
PhotobombTo pose in the background of a picture being taken
XOKiss and Hug
BNIBBrand new in box
First world problemAn insignificant problem
OhpSurprised
Liberal tearsComplaints from a liberal
How bow dahHow about that
Alternative factsLies used to replace facts
VampingStaying up late at night using electronics
datThat
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
GucciGood
PumpedExcited
ShotgunFront passenger seat
Make it snowTo toss money in the air
DissDisrespect
DivaA rude woman
CougarAn older woman who dates younger men
HuckleberryThe one you're looking for
HangryAngry because you're hungry
infoInformation
ChickenScared
No capNo lie
WhoopsExclamation of a mistake
LarperLive action role-player
DawgFriend
PeriodtAn expression of emphasis
MoolahMoney
SavageViciously cool
nehNo
blogWeb log
NASCAR dadA white, working class father
LumbersexualA well groomed male who looks like a lumberjack
Chasing cloutDoing things just to become popular
SMSShort Message Service
pkmnPokémon
FrontinTo pretend you are something you are not
delishDelicious
BreadcrumbingLeading someone on romantically
PlayerA male who manipulates others for his own gain
mechMechanical units
LGBTLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
refReferee
Side eyeDisapproving glance
GingerRed-head
BestieBest Friend
Relationship goalsAn admirable relationship
MSMMainstream media
NowishSometime close to now
WhitelashWhite voter backlash
SkolGood health
Whoja vuFeeling that you have met someone before
WhitesplainTo explain racism to a person of color
VeggiesVegetables
BFDBig freakin' deal
Catch and releaseTo flirt with someone then stop when the person wants commitment
DressgateControversy about the colors of a dress
Fruit salad of lifeResults of a person's life decisions
SmartsIntelligence
More issues than VogueA lot of problems
Ghost cheeksThe warmth on a seat left by another person
pplPeople
Talking trashDisrespecting
TrekkieA Star Trek Fan
UnicornRare LuLaRoe item
F-bombF***
NCNo comment
Ugly sleepDeep sleep
Low keyLaid back
Sorority squatHands-on-knees, butt-out group photo pose
RidonculousRidiculous
BFFLBest friend for life
Talking headA person on TV who gives information or opinions
AFJApril Fools' joke
N/ANot applicable
ShadeDisrespect
Dutch leaveLeaving without saying goodbye
puterComputer
EGFor example
TebowingGetting in a position of praying
BailTo quickly leave
BeyhiveDedicated fans of Beyoncé
InternestA comfy spot to surf the Internet
PeacockingShowing off
RideVehicle
ManspreaderA guy who sits with his legs spread wide
spSpelling
RatchetWretched
CrybullyA person who bullies people while playing the victim
Cancel cultureCanceling people who do anything controversial
Gold diggerA person who uses another person for money
TGALThink globally, act locally
QuaranfifteenWeight gained during COVID-19 quarantine
Relationship weightWeight gained from a romantic relationship
HRHuman resources
CabTaxi
SlayTo dominate
MVPMost valuable player
Sugar daddyAn older man used for his money by a woman
Hop offGo away
Day oneA very close friend
sicSpelling incorrect
Trophy husbandAn attractive husband
FriendsgivingThanksgiving with friends
Delete your accountGo away
GrandA thousand dollars
OOTOut of town
GSOHGreat sense of humor
DWIDriving while intoxicated
TwerkHip-gyrating dance move
ppdPostponed
fboFacebook official
StudAn attractive male
Shut up and take my moneyI want to purchase that
Bros before hoesGuy friends are more important than romantic interests
FlyCool
ManscapingStrategic shaving of male body hair
SATScholastic Aptitude Test
HubbyHusband
Thirst trapA provocative action, message, or photo
Selfie stickAn extendable pole with a smartphone on the end
Social distancingIsolating from other people
YuccieYoung urban creative
BenchingUsing a person as a backup date
UnkeyboardinatedUncoordinated with a keyboard
EnbyA non-binary person
Turkey dayThanksgiving day
ExtraOver the top
Harry ChranukkahHappy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas
KidultAn adult who acts like a kid
JohnToilet
Body shamingCriticizing a person's body
ShawtieA fine female
VideobombTo pose in the background of a video
HoneydudeA boyfriend or husband used for his money
Presidential flashcardsDollars
HacktivistHacker activist
LeftiesLiberals
NarkInformant
nahNo
CrackerA white person
Sugar babyA young person who uses an older person for money
MAGAAMake America Great Again, Again
WinoA person who drinks an excessive amount of wine
RolloutTo leave
AOCAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez
JackpottingWinning
Alpha momA dominant female in a group of mothers
GranolaHealth-focused lifestyle
BOBody odor
DSTDaylight Saving Time
HarambeGorilla killed by Cincinatti Zoo officials
HBOHome Box Office
PrancerciseA prance-like exercise
RespeckRespect
BurritoingWrapping yourself tightly in blankets
SaltyUpset
NonpologyNon-apology
SkankA promiscuous woman
SickAwesome
GoogleTo search the Internet
SmoochKiss
FommyFather mommy
MateFriend
Truth bombA surprising but true statement
InstadadA man who marries a person with kids
sistahSister
famFamily
On fleekPerfect
Red weddingA disaster
Dumpster fireTotal mess
BridezillaA demanding bride
Verbal punchesWords intended to hurt
DadbodMale body type with excessive weight in the midsection
Third wheelA person who feels left out
jellyJealous
ICEU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Cowboy UpGet tough
DrakingActing emotional
Put on blastTo call out
JockAthlete
No chillUncalm
Moon doorTo get rid of
Hot pottingSoaking in a superheated thermal spring
Galentine's DayFebruary 13th ladies-only celebration
BrexitBritish exit from the European Union
Anchor babyA baby that helps its mother gain citizenship
PSTPacific Standard Time
MAGAMake America Great Again
eaEach
Giving me lifeExciting me
Push presentA gift the father gives to the mother of a newborn baby
shoSure
TurntExcited
XYZExamine your zipper
AutomagicallyMagically automatic
Weak sauceLame
FinnaFixing to
SwattingCreating a false emergency to get a SWAT team to respond
CalexitCalifornia exit from the United States
Making bankEarning money

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