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Online Gaming Slang

In most multiplayer games, every second counts. Therefore, shorthand is a critical tool for communicating with other players during gameplay. Below is a list of chat slang terms used in online gaming that will help you communicate faster and, most importantly, avoid being a noob. You can also view specific terminology used in World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Hearthstone, StarCraft II, Call of Duty, and Minecraft.

Slang Term Meaning Popularity
AFKAway from keyboard
ATMAt the moment
BBIABBe back in a bit
BBLBe back later
GamerA video game player
dlDownload
ughDisgusted
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
GGGood game
GJGood job
GLGood luck
FailFailure
IDKI don't know
l8rLater
LOLLaughing out loud
PCPersonal computer
NPNo problem
OMGOh my gosh
GLHFGood luck have fun
RPGRole-playing game
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
TTYLTalk to you later
TYThank you
W8Wait
WTFWhat the f***
YWhy
YWYou're welcome
vsVersus
NoobNewbie
Beast modeDominating gameplay
MMOMassively multiplayer online
pwnTo dominate
TwitchVideo game streaming website
FTWFor the win
PKPlayer kill
WhoaExpression of surprise
LANLocal Area Network
secSecond
dmgDamage
PS3PlayStation 3
ZOMGOh my gosh!
BSTSBetter safe than sorry
WASWait a second
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
G2GGotta go
YTYour turn
GMGood match
TISNFThat is so not fair
HFHave fun
KekeKorean laugh
POWPrisoner of war
OICOh, I see
OOCOut of character
555Laughing
opOverpowered
RTSReal-time strategy
d/cDisconnected
RaidRaid group
SOSSave our souls
GTAGrand Theft Auto
TYVMThank you very much
WBWelcome back
ROMEmulator game
PS2PlayStation 2
NDSNintendo DS
N64Nintendo 64
IAPIn-app purchase
RNGRandom number generator
D3Diablo 3
NCNice call
nxtNext
NESNintendo Entertainment System
WoWWorld of Warcraft
bioBathroom
rdyReady
LMSOLaughing my socks off
d/lDownload
ulUpload
GTGGood to go
pwndOwned
OTPOn the phone
FPSFirst-person shooter
GosuHighly skilled
TrollingPosting offensive comments
gniteGoodnight
modModification
WPWell played
IRLIn real life
BMBad manner
ltrLater
KKOK
UberThe best
WAMWait a minute
PSPPlayStation Portable
SWTORStar Wars: The Old Republic
n00bA new or inexperienced user
pwn3dOwned
LARPLive action role-playing
MMOGMassively Multiplayer Online Game
SNESSuper Nintendo Entertainment System