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Online Gaming Slang

In multiplayer games, every second counts. Messaging shorthand is a critical tool for communicating with other players during gameplay. Below is a list of slang terms used in online gaming that will help you communicate faster and, most importantly, avoid being a n00b.

You can also view specific terminology used in World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Dota 2, StarCraft II, Call of Duty, and Minecraft.

Slang Term Meaning Votes
LOLLaughing out loud
SMPSurvival Multiplayer
GGGood game
StackThe full amount of held items
IRLIn real life
AFKAway from keyboard
modModification
tpTeleport
WPWell played
NoobNewbie
CODCall of Duty
Vanilla MinecraftOriginal Minecraft
IDKI don't know
AimbotAutomatic aiming bot
HUDHeads up display
opOverpowered
GriefingIrritating other players
GLHFGood luck have fun
BiomeMinecraft region
PVPPlayer versus player
xpExperience
FPSFirst-person shooter
WTFWhat the f***
KappaSarcasm
pickPickaxe
TTYLTalk to you later
TwitchVideo game streaming website
NotchMinecraft creator
MobMinecraft creature
BFB.F. Sword
HPHit points
PCPersonal computer
MCMinecraft
LoLLeague of Legends
DPSDamage per second
potPotion
VRVirtual reality
ADSAiming down sight
NPNo problem
ADCAttack damage carry
TrollingPosting offensive comments
FFAFree for all
SpleefMinecraft multiplayer game
NerfWeaken
susSuspicious
360-noscope360 no scope
TurtlingPlaying defensively
BuffStrengthen
akAK-47
1337Leet
n00bA new or inexperienced user
OMGOh my gosh
PigA Minecraft mob
CTFCapture the flag
deagleDesert Eagle
TDMTeam Death Match
SSPSurvival Single Player
CreeperHostile mob
FailFailure
GLGood luck
Easter eggA hidden message
CampingHolding position
ADAttack damage
BFGBig friggin' gun
KSKill steal
haxHacks
ChungusA cute, chunky creature
GrieferAn irritating player
PoggersAmazing
ScrubLoser
IGNIn-game name
KDRKill death ratio
ATMAt the moment
HSHead shot
SOSSave our souls
GG no reGood game, no rematch
G2GGotta go
TYThank you
KKOK
RektWrecked
BMBad manner
YWhy
ARAMAll random all mid
AOEArea of effect
cdCooldown
POSPiece of s***
KDAKills Deaths Assists
DMDeath match
CamperA player who doesn't move
GrindingPlaying long hours
dlDownload
FFSFor f***'s sake
PKPlayer kill
YeetTo throw something out of rage
InstalockInstantly choose character
FacepalmTo place your palm on your face in embarrassment
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
lvlLevel
NTNice try
LFLooking for
Mid gameMiddle phase of a game
JunglingKilling neutral monsters in the jungle
newbNewbie
MainMain character
ARAssault rifle
GlitchingMalfunctioning video game
SquidwardVillager
2M2HToo much to handle
WoWWorld of Warcraft
DomedHeadshotted
RPRoleplay
WBWelcome back
NukeAn ability that deals a lot of damage
dcDisconnect
NPCNon-player character
RNGRandom number generator
ASAttack speed
AIArtificial intelligence
GamerA video game player
eSportsElectronic sports
IKI know
ptsPoints
MLGMajor League Gaming
2EZToo easy
DnDDungeons & Dragons
Self-reportReporting your own kill
SOHSlight of hand
TMNTTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
LANLocal Area Network
YWYou're welcome
wutWhat
FTWFor the win
secSecond
Dunk onMake fun of
TriggeredAngry
GBGuild bank
CowMinecraft mob
pwnedOwned
PPPause please
vsVersus
N64Nintendo 64
SubsSubscribers
POVPoint of view
RPGRole-playing game
SOBSon of a b****
SkellyA Minecraft Skeleton
CYOACover your own a**
w00tJoy and excitement
TLDRToo long, didn't read
WoahExpression of surprise
AMPAdventure Multiplayer
PS4PlayStation 4
OOMOut of mana
sfxSpecial effects
MTGMagic: The Gathering
CCCrowd control
critCritical Strike
bioBathroom
DebuffWeakening effect
ChoobSkilled player who intentionally plays badly
KitingMoving while avoiding attack
GTAGrand Theft Auto
HPHealth points
comboCombination
l8rLater
OTPOn the phone
SpeedrunAn attempt to play through a video game as fast as possible
JebaitedDeceived
NetherrackNether block
WTSWant to sell
ltrLater
modModerator
altAlternate character
GMGame master
GGAGood game all
TOSTerms of service
ChickenMinecraft mob
HCGHardcore Gamer
KIAKilled in action
d/cDisconnected
BF2Battlefield 2
PBEPublic beta environment
ammoAmmunition
COCClash of Clans
FMJFull metal jacket
ACArmor class
PBPersonal best
GogoGo now
SWTORStar Wars: The Old Republic
StreamerSomeone who regularly broadcasts on Twitch.tv
HMPHardcore Multiplayer
SYIHSee you in hell
NSNo s***
irlA real-life person
aaAutoattack
pwndOwned
LeechFreeloader
ggsGood games
DivingVenturing far into enemy territory
D&DDungeons and Dragons
2.5DGame that is halfway between 2D and 3D
dmgDamage
atsAttack speed
GankingLaunching a surprise attack
CarriesMOBA players that carry their team
GFGGood friggin' game
TwinkPowerful low-level character
BoostingUnfair level boosting
BoomkinMoonkin druid
GL HFGood luck have fun
TryhardA person who cares too much about winning
DOTADefense of the Ancients
Boss runA series of bosses in a row
BossAwesome person
WhaWhat
BossMain bad character
MobMobile video game character
LCSLeague Championship Series
^5High five
SUShut up
ultUltimate ability
SquishyLow base health or defense
PSPlayStation
POGPlay of the game
invInvite
LFGLooking for group
DonoDonation
ChampionLeague of Legends player-controlled character
gratsCongratulations
OSTOriginal soundtrack
BO5Best of five
SpeedrunnerA gamer who plays through a video game as fast as possible
oneshotOne shot completion
repReputation
Tower divingAttacking an opposing player under his tower
RagequitTo angrily quit a game
ZvTZerg versus Terran
UberThe best
Get oofedGet wrecked
Never luckyNo luck while playing a game
hi5High five
TurtleA gamer who plays defensively
TFTwisted Fate
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
GALGet a life
ClutchAbility to perform under pressure
RLReal life
DittoSame
pwn3dOwned
POCPiece of crap
gmGrandmaster
ovieOverlord
TorchTo beat someone in competition
HANHow about now?
Late gameLater stages of a game
SM64Super Mario 64
Beast modeDominating gameplay
matsMaterials
SupportChampion who plays on the bottom lane
imbaImbalanced
Base raceSimultaneous attacks on enemy bases
procProgrammed random occurrence
Last hittingStriking the final hit on a creep
OwnerPlayer that controls the minion
RushTo quickly attack and cause damage
EloElo rating system
TvPTerran versus Protoss
lingZergling
CCGCollectible card game
LGSLocal game store
KekeKorean laugh
OHKOOne-hit knockout
F2PFree-to-play
BSTSBetter safe than sorry
OICOh, I see
Dog waterWorthless
UYUp yours
ulUpload
roboRobotics Facility
TFBToo freakin' bad
TopdeckTo draw from your deck
Rush downTo play aggressively to defeat an opponent
OMDBOver my dead body
ButterGold
KEKWLaughter
GSGilvaSunner
BKBack
MMOMassively multiplayer online
QFirst champion ability
KOSKill on site
Early gameBeginning phase of a game
MinionGame creature
LFMLooking for more
50/50Simultaneously killing an accuser and their accused
APAbility power
AYFKMAre you freaking kidding me
CHACharisma
GhostingObserving an enemy player
sc2StarCraft 2
IGLIn-game leader
APAttack power
rdyReady
HOMMHeroes of Might and Magic
IAPIn-app purchase
BGBad game
AceSolo winner
kgoOk, go
InitiatorA DOTA hero that starts a team fight
MarinatingGaining a Crewmate's trust and then killing them
DMDungeon Master
PVZPlants versus Zombies
INTIntelligence
TiltedAggravated
lulzLOL
CMPCreative Multiplayer
WYBWatch your back
STTSingle table tournament
VUVisual upgrade
GMGood match
W8Wait
w84mWait for me
BAMFBad a** mother f*****
FarmTo gather supplies
MOBAMultiplayer online battle arena
HYEHave you ever
NSNice shot
WTBHWhat the bloody hell
CreepA basic unit
TKTeam kill
WWins
GTFOGet the f*** out
MOHMedal of Honor
FTEWFor the epic win
WhoaExpression of surprise
aggroAggression
incIncoming
mobMonster
RTSReal-time strategy
APMActions per minute
FlamingAngering other Internet users
cataCataclysm
topTop lane
MooshroomMinecraft mob
NJNice job
U mad broAre you mad?
SWYPSo what's your problem
DingLevel up
CGComputer Graphics
PUBGPlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Board clearMove that clears the opponent's board of minions
CGClose game
TeemoThe swift scout
cdrCooldown reduction
MacroEconomy management skill
NaturalNatural expansion
TvZTerran versus Zerg
Rush deckAggressive card deck
WCGWorld Cyber Games
BeastAwesome person
dqDisqualify
POWPrisoner of war
DEXDexterity
midMiddle lane
NESNintendo Entertainment System
charCharacter
Chip damageDamage inflicted on a blocking opponent
DONDouble or nothing
blizzBlizzard
noobletYoung newbie
nukeNuclear missile
BBIABBe back in a bit
GMGood move
NVENot very effective
botBottom lane
Clip chimpA Twitch user who creates out-of-context video clips
NetdeckerA player who looks up decks online
KMMFAKiss my mother f****** a**
shudShould
TCGTrading card game
ModderA person who creates mods
WASWait a second
D3Diablo 3
L2PLearn to play
DFLDead freaking last
WTTWant to trade
Aggro deckAggressive card deck
MDPSMelee damage per second
PubstompTo annihilate an uncoordinated opposing team
spdSpinning piledriver
DenyingKilling your own creeps to prevent your enemy from killing them
AONAll or nothing
HLHalf-Life
suxSucks
Throw the gameLose the game on purpose
d20A twenty-sided die
CGCoconut gun
xblXbox Live
BioballBiological unit group
GosuHighly skilled
chargelotCharge Zealot
raxBarracks
CCCommand Center
STRStrength
nubNewbie
KekWoW Orcish laugh
ownageCompletely owned
GGPGotta go pee
epmEffective actions per minute
BCBe cool
GJGood job
BO3Best of three
TYVMThank you very much
pwntOwned
BabysitTo assist a champion in getting more powerful
Y/RYeah, right
StickySticky hand grenade used in the Halo series
pwnTo dominate
MTMistype
IBFInternet best friend
YRLYou are lame
LethalLethal damage
wspWhisper
LOSLine of sight
Take my energyGood luck
HMHard mode
RaidTo send viewers to another streamer's stream
DGADon't go anywhere
LUPPLuckiest person on the planet
dcedDisconnected
FOCFree of charge
ULPPUnluckiest person on the planet
ITRWIn the real world
EffinF***ing
FFFocus fire
25mTwenty-five man
BoomstickDoom shotgun
TvTTerran versus Terran
FarmedEfficiently defeated
ChippingAttacking a blocking opponent
xbXbox
SSShort stacked
HaxTo encounter bad luck
PS3PlayStation 3
WewtWoot
LOTVLegacy of the Void
HFHave fun
OOCOut of character
TRSThat really sucks
WOOTWe own the other team
TQVMThank you very much
SEALSlaying everyone and laughing
MTFBWYMay the Force be with you
PVCPlayer versus computer
DOTDamage over time
MaldMad and bald
HTHi there
DeceDecent
CarryMOBA player role
SGSilvaGunner
blingBaneling
MicroUnit micromanagement skill
DTDark templar
PvTProtoss versus Terran
One and doneSingle elimination tournament
fragPlayer kill
Dump statAn ability that an RPG player doesn't prioritize
ezpzEasy peasy
ROMEmulator game
SNESSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
NDSNintendo DS
WPTWorld Poker Tour
Scratch damageDamage delivered to a blocking opponent
SpeedlingZergling with Metabolic Boost
BBLBe back later
FGSQTCFor gosh's sake quit the crap
ESADEat s*** and die
S2USame to you
NHNice hand
BUFBig ugly fellow
gniteGoodnight
mechMechanical units
HuckleberryThe one you're looking for
ARTSAction real-time strategy
LarperLive action role-player
GSLGlobal StarCraft League
PCPlayer character
gglordsBroodlords
FA Twitch stream has accidentally disconnected
EnchanterA champion that helps increase the effectiveness of allies
MMRMatch-making rating
JunglerA jungle killing player
Kill yourselfGo away
WISWisdom
GobboGoblin
WTFFWhat the f***ing f***
BarcraftBar gathering for StarCraft
BioBiological units
tossProtoss
FFFinal Fantasy
CSCreep score

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