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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
AIMAOL Instant Messenger
PHATPretty hot and tempting
YOLOYou only live once
411Information
SrySorry
WBWrite back
TBCTo be continued
IKRI know, right?
supWhat's up
AFAIKAs far as I know
AFKAway from keyboard
ATMAt the moment
TCTake care
TTFNTa-ta for now
ughDisgusted
b4Before
24/7Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
YWAYou're welcome anyway
MMBMessage me back
BBIABBe back in a bit
BBLBe back later
BBSBe back soon
thxThanks
AOLAmerica Online
CTNCan't talk now
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
SMHShaking my head
msgMessage
IMInstant message
SOSSomeone over shoulder
LOLLaughing out loud
plsPlease
TYThank you
uYou
XDDLaughing especially hard
TIAThanks in advance
TTYLTalk to you later
GTGGot to go
ne1Anyone
MYOBMind your own business
w/With
AMAntemeridian
HOASHold on a second
w/oWithout
pwnTo dominate
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
luvLove
TMTrademark
ezEasy
h8Hate
BDBig deal
str8Straight
BTDTBeen there, done that
BFFLBest friend for life
KITKeep in touch
LYLLove you lots
CUSee you
IMInstant Messenger
CULSee you later
2niteTonight
plzPlease
cSee
4For
G2GGotta go
KWIMKnow what I mean
ROFLOLRolling on the floor laughing out loud
gbGoodbye