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