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

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