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Online Chat Slang

Chat slang originated in online communities. From the early days of online bulletin boards to modern instant messaging programs, online chat circles have continued to foster new chat slang. The following table includes a list of acronyms, abbreviations, and other chat slang terms that are used in online chat.

Slang Term Meaning Popularity
PMPostmeridian
YWhy
IMInstant message
PHATPretty hot and tempting
YOLOYou only live once
411Information
TYThank you
w/oWithout
AMAntemeridian
pwnTo dominate
TBCTo be continued
AFAIKAs far as I know
AFKAway from keyboard
ATMAt the moment
thxThanks
TTYLTalk to you later
ughDisgusted
b4Before
24/7Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
YWAYou're welcome anyway
MMBMessage me back
SOSSomeone over shoulder
BBIABBe back in a bit
BBLBe back later
BBSBe back soon
supWhat's up
TIAThanks in advance
TTFNTa-ta for now
SrySorry
hwHomework
b/cBecause
hahaLaughing
GotchaI get you
NoobNewbie
ZZZSleeping
ROFLRolling on the floor laughing
fbFacebook
ROTFLRolling on the floor laughing
URYour
BRBBe right back
2To
MoochTo freeload
BTWBy the way
AIMAOL Instant Messenger
plsPlease
SMHShaking my head
msgMessage
LOLLaughing out loud
uYou
MYOBMind your own business
AOLAmerica Online
CTNCan't talk now
GTGGot to go
ne1Anyone
IKRI know, right?
w/With
TCTake care
HOASHold on a second
XDDLaughing especially hard
WBWrite back
IACIn any case
ICI see
BroBrother
NMNot much
IIRCIf I remember correctly
OMGOh my gosh
PCPersonal computer
YWYou're welcome
IMOIn my opinion
NCNo comment
secSecond
BAEBefore anyone else
POSParent over shoulder
WhoaExpression of surprise
J/KJust kidding
L8Late
l8rLater
LMKLet me know
rAre
h8Hate
ezEasy
TMTrademark
BDBig deal
BTDTBeen there, done that
KITKeep in touch
4For
luvLove
LYLLove you lots
IMInstant Messenger
CUSee you
str8Straight
CULSee you later
Keyboard warriorA person that posts controversial opinions online
2niteTonight
plzPlease
cSee
BFFLBest friend for life
G2GGotta go
KWIMKnow what I mean
ROFLOLRolling on the floor laughing out loud