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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
411Information
AFAIKAs far as I know
AFKAway from keyboard
ATMAt the moment
AIMAOL Instant Messenger
b4Before
AOLAmerica Online
BBIABBe back in a bit
BBLBe back later
BBSBe back soon
IMInstant message
b/cBecause
ughDisgusted
BRBBe right back
AMAntemeridian
BTWBy the way
hwHomework
SrySorry
hahaLaughing
msgMessage
plsPlease
YOLOYou only live once
URYour
BAEBefore anyone else
PMPostmeridian
GTGGot to go
HOASHold on a second
IACIn any case
ICI see
WhoaExpression of surprise
IIRCIf I remember correctly
MoochTo freeload
IMOIn my opinion
J/KJust kidding
L8Late
l8rLater
LMKLet me know
LOLLaughing out loud
MYOBMind your own business
ne1Anyone
NMNot much
NoobNewbie
OMGOh my gosh
POSParent over shoulder
ROTFLRolling on the floor laughing
fbFacebook
SMHShaking my head
SOSSomeone over shoulder
supWhat's up
TBCTo be continued
TCTake care
thxThanks
TIAThanks in advance
BroBrother
TTFNTa-ta for now
TTYLTalk to you later
TYThank you
GotchaI get you
secSecond
PCPersonal computer
w/With
YWAYou're welcome anyway
uYou
WBWrite back
w/oWithout
YWhy
YWYou're welcome
ZZZSleeping
pwnTo dominate
NCNo comment
XDDLaughing especially hard
24/7Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
ROFLRolling on the floor laughing
MMBMessage me back
IKRI know, right?
PHATPretty hot and tempting
2To
CTNCan't talk now
143I love you
WAMWait a minute
BABad a**
DYDDon't you dare
mehWhatever
BFFLBest friend for life
DMIDon't mention it
JFGIJust flippin' Google it
czBecause
GOATGreatest of all time
NITMNot in the mood
BDBig deal
ATWAll the way
GMABGive me a break
QQQuick question
bcBecause
TTLTime to leave
BIONBelieve it or not
ShortyA fine female
WASWait a second
WRUDWhat are you doing
M/FMale or female
BTDTBeen there, done that
PMPrivate message
CUSee you
YGMYou've got mail
CULSee you later
GB2WGet back to work
IMInstant Messenger
2mrTomorrow
sc2StarCraft 2
BGBig grin
LMSOLaughing my socks off
dunnoI don't know
l33tLeet
SackBed
TSNFThat's so not fair
yepYes
pvtPrivate
TBRTo be rude
BIABBack in a bit
AFAs f***
KKOK
LFTDLeft for the day
You win the InternetYou are awesome
FTRFor the record
G2GGotta go
OOOver and out
gbGoodbye
h/wHomework
nvrNever
spSpelling
WDYTWhat do you think
4wardForward
A3Anytime, anywhere, anyone
ZOMGOh my gosh!
HRUHow are you
MIAMissing in action
WoWWorld of Warcraft
minsMinutes
HFHave fun
WITRWho's in the room
prvtPrivate
*$Starbucks
h8Hate
luvLove
OTTOMHOff the top of my head
555Laughing
gniteGoodnight
LMSLet me see
KekeKorean laugh
KindaKind of
AFAICAs far as I'm concerned
TISNFThat is so not fair
rAre
IRLIn real life
orlyOh really
PRWParents are watching
WhewExpression of relief
SGSounds good
IMHOIn my humble opinion
OOOOut of office
HottieAttractive person
NLNot likely
THOTThat hoe over there
IOWIn other words
DittoSame
BBBye bye
GNSTGood night, sleep tight
WDYMWhat do you mean?
KITKeep in touch
KWIMKnow what I mean
nxtNext
LYLLove you lots
adminAdministrator
TWISThat's what I said
MMAMeet me at
nmNevermind
no1No one
FTTBFor the time being
nvmNevermind
OICOh, I see
OTOHOn the other hand
plzPlease
ALOLActually laughing out loud
swSoftware
myspMySpace
LQTMLaughing quietly to myself
TMTrademark
TAFNThat's all for now
f9Fine
str8Straight
xxKisses
lolzLaugh out louds
GTGGood to go
rdyReady
XOKiss and Hug
TBHTo be honest
SFFSo freaking funny
TBFTo be fair
OCOf course
peepsPeople
RUSAre you serious?
d/cDisconnected
TBCLTo be continued later
BTKBack to keyboard
PEBKACProblem exists between keyboard and chair
LDRLong distance relationship
rntAren't
TICTongue in cheek
TCBTaking care of business
RUAre you
TTYSTalk to you soon
LMIRLLet's meet in real life
MIRLMeet in real life
gonnaGoing to
StokedExcited
TYVMThank you very much
yupYes
NGLNot gonna lie
LJKLOL just kidding
ErmahgerdOh my gosh
hlpHelp
WBWelcome back
WoahExpression of surprise
SOHFSense of humor failure
yaYes
PMJIPardon my jumping in
onlOnline
BoozeAlcohol
RickrollTo trick someone into watching a Rick Astley music video
WRTWith regard to
hoodNeighborhood
WUWhat's up
PDAPublic display of affection
DigitsPhone number
LBRLet's be real
CTMChuckle to myself
WTHWhat the heck
Keyboard warriorA person that posts controversial opinions online
IDFWUI don't f*** with you
4UFor you
PIOPass it on
Put on blastTo call out
IEThat is
pwndOwned
p911Parent alert!
ltrLater
IGII get it
tlkTalk
CTCCall the cell
IDUI don't understand
WootWoohoo!
rlyReally
MTMistype
ILYI love you
MBMy bad
OTPOn the phone
IMYI miss you
LMALeave me alone
XKiss
YTYour turn
2dayToday
2niteTonight
4For
cSee
IABIn a bit
ezEasy
ROFLOLRolling on the floor laughing out loud
hwHardware
G9Goodnight
2H2HToo hot to handle
2l8Too late
4gmForgive me
SIGSilence is golden
YABAYet another bloody acronym
B4NBye for now
SPROSStop, parents reading over shoulder
BASORBreathing a sigh of relief
BCNUBe seein' you
WMAOWorking my a** off
NTYNo thank you
bstdBusted
STFWSearch the flippin' Web
CMIIWCorrect me if I'm wrong
CTRNCan't talk right now
cul8rSee you later
ID10TIdiot
EOREnd of rant
YTYou there?
HANHow about now?
txtinTexting
watevWhatever
LLOLLiterally laughing out loud
AYWKAs you well know
ILY2I love you too
LYLove ya
GALGet a life
DRKDon't really know
AAFAlways and forever
FAHFunny as heck
GOLGiggle out loud
IDRI don't remember
PTOPass this on
YKIYou know it
YBSYou'll be sorry
yerYour
heheLaughing
GMGood move
ploxPlease
gnGoodnight
TOUThinking of you
BAMFBad a** mother f*****
TMFTToo much free time
H&KHugs and kisses
TQVMThank you very much
JLMKJust let me know
L2MListening to music
BLBuddy list
J/PJust playing
DKDon't know
WUU2What are you up to
KISSKeep it simple, stupid
GFYGood for you
G2GPGot to go pee
ITYFI think you'll find
mngrManager
LMBOLaughing my butt off
GMVGot my vote
GLWTGood luck with that
OMGNOh my gosh noob
MIMASMay I make a suggestion
OTBOff the boat
LOLOLLots of laugh out louds
p/wPassword
LOLHKLots of love, hugs, and kisses
aznAsian
m8Mate
addyAddress
me2Me too
TWSSThat's what she said
emE-mail
poedP*ssed off
YCCOIYou can count on it
BIAMBack in a minute
N2MNot too much
IONOI don't know
NBDNo big deal
*$$Starbucks
muahKiss
NFWNo freakin' way
HMSLHolding my sides laughing
GSOHGreat sense of humor
L2PLearn to play
DUDarn you
GTRGot to run
NOYBNone of your business
NWNo way
C&GChuckle and grin
AMLAll my love
OTOther topic
PIMPPeeing in my pants (laughing)
HKHugs and kisses
ofcOf course
grlGirl
BBMLBe back much later
SBTSorry 'bout that
ROTFRolling on the floor
RUBAre you back
AOCAvailable on cell
bupBackup Plan
SHSame here
SOLS*** out of luck
AYTMTBAnd you're telling me this because
SYTSee you tomorrow
BDUBrain dead user
AYWAs you wish
BIOYABlow it out your a**
LUBLove you, bye
OMLOh my Lord
sSmiling
GPGo private
T2ULTalk to you later
YGGYou go girl
CFVCall for votes
yupzOK
NACNot a chance
GR&DGrinning, running, and ducking
HHHolding hands
weiWhatever idiot
LWTLaughing with tears
IDCI don't care
AWTYAre we there yet?
GBTWGet back to work
ROTFLMAORolling on the floor laughing my a** off
IDTSI don't think so
mngManage
ROTFLOLRolling on the floor laughing out loud
FTGFor the group
FOAFFriend of a friend
O&OOver and out
AHAt home
KSCKinda sorta chuckle
xitExit
TTMTalk to me
HORUHow old are you
TNTTill next time
PITAPain in the a**
SNMPSo not my problem
chingoChat lingo
H/OHold on
OMDOh my darn!
COCCode of conduct
PlPlaylist
RTFReturn the favor
2M2HToo much to handle
ITYSI told you so
WEMLWhatever major loser
TLAThree letter acronym
RLReal life
NTMYNice to meet you
NBJFNo brag, just fact
DRCDon't really care
JJoking
SYYShut your yapper
JCJust checking
DFLDead freaking last
TWHSThat's what he said
NalNationality
YrYour
KOTLKiss on the lips
RmRoom
LemenoLet me know
havHave
9Parent in room
99Parent has left
C2CCam to cam
UTYou there?
YMMDYou made my day
lafLaugh
BBTBe back tomorrow
KBKiss back
KKiss
KOTCKiss on the cheek
SINBADSingle income, no boyfriend, absolutely desperate
GRGotta Run
A/S/LAge/sex/location
NBSPNo bull s*** please
WUAWhat's up anyway?
TBYTeacher behind you
mwaKiss
bdBirthday
NSNo s***
ILAMYI love and miss you
GBFNGoodbye for now
AOYPAngel on your pillow
NGNo good
rawrRoar
121One to one
kewlCool
d8Date
HSIKHow should I know
AFAIACAs far as I am concerned
LOILaughing on the inside
IDTI don't think
OTLOut to lunch
TOLThinking of laughing
PLMKPlease let me know
YMYour mom
RAKRandom act of kindness
GOMBGet off my back
AWTAt what time
4U2For you too
TTYTTalk to you tomorrow
xlntExcellent
YSWYeah sure whatever
NKNo kidding
TFBToo freakin' bad
ttlyTotally
LOCLoad of crap
1ceOnce
PDQPretty darn quick
C4NCiao for now
JFKJust freakin' kidding
addAddress
bBe
b-dayBirthday
LYSMLove you so much
BILBoss is listening
CIDConsider it done
cuzBecause
IHYI hate you
CU@See you around
daThe
HOPEHave Only Positive Expectations
OMFGOh my freaking gosh
FUF*** you
STFUShut the f*** up
OAROn a roll
CMEChecking my e-mail
FOBFresh off the boat
IAMIn a minute

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