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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
BFB.F. Sword
LOLLaughing out loud
GGGood game
SMPSurvival Multiplayer
IRLIn real life
CODCall of Duty
WTFWhat the f***
KappaSarcasm
AFKAway from keyboard
modModification
ADSAiming down sight
StackThe full amount of held items
ADCAttack damage carry
Vanilla MinecraftOriginal Minecraft
LoLLeague of Legends
xpExperience
HUDHeads up display
FPSFirst-person shooter
NoobNewbie
BiomeMinecraft region
WPWell played
TwitchVideo game streaming website
360-noscope360 no scope
HPHit points
GLHFGood luck have fun
AimbotAutomatic aiming bot
TTYLTalk to you later
deagleDesert Eagle
PigA Minecraft mob
TDMTeam Death Match
pickPickaxe
tpTeleport
GriefingIrritating other players
OMGOh my gosh
akAK-47
SpleefMinecraft multiplayer game
n00bA new or inexperienced user
MCMinecraft
GLGood luck
MobMinecraft creature
CTFCapture the flag
FFAFree for all
NPNo problem
TurtlingPlaying defensively
HSHead shot
1337Leet
DMDeath match
IDKI don't know
IGNIn-game name
PVPPlayer versus player
opOverpowered
TrollingPosting offensive comments
SkellyA Minecraft Skeleton
CreeperHostile mob
PCPersonal computer
KDRKill death ratio
potPotion
ADAttack damage
PPPause please
KSKill steal
BFGBig friggin' gun
VRVirtual reality
NukeAn ability that deals a lot of damage
dlDownload
GG no reGood game, no rematch
YWhy
PKPlayer kill
MobMobile video game character
FailFailure
Easter eggA hidden message
TriggeredAngry
DPSDamage per second
ARAssault rifle
TYThank you
CampingHolding position
RektWrecked
KKOK
ARAMAll random all mid
ScrubLoser
SquidwardVillager
ATMAt the moment
ptsPoints
BuffStrengthen
haxHacks
GrieferAn irritating player
YWYou're welcome
NerfWeaken
NTNice try
secSecond
BMBad manner
WoWWorld of Warcraft
ASAttack speed
AOEArea of effect
CowMinecraft mob
WhaWhat
G2GGotta go
WBWelcome back
SubsSubscribers
dcDisconnect
newbNewbie
StreamerSomeone who regularly broadcasts on Twitch.tv
bioBathroom
CYOACover your own a**
SOHSlight of hand
cdCooldown
N64Nintendo 64
RNGRandom number generator
2M2HToo much to handle
OOMOut of mana
FFSFor f***'s sake
BF2Battlefield 2
SOBSon of a b****
SOSSave our souls
sfxSpecial effects
vsVersus
GFGGood friggin' game
FTWFor the win
Beast modeDominating gameplay
ChickenMinecraft mob
ggsGood games
PBPersonal best
LANLocal Area Network
KDAKills Deaths Assists
GTAGrand Theft Auto
GMGame master
GamerA video game player
eSportsElectronic sports
GGAGood game all
TwinkPowerful low-level character
FacepalmTo place your palm on your face in embarrassment
DnDDungeons & Dragons
l8rLater
2.5DGame that is halfway between 2D and 3D
ovieOverlord
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
lingZergling
gmGrandmaster
lvlLevel
InstalockInstantly choose character
Mid gameMiddle phase of a game
Rush downTo play aggressively to defeat an opponent
2EZToo easy
GlitchingMalfunctioning video game
LFLooking for
SYIHSee you in hell
d/cDisconnected
NotchMinecraft creator
OTPOn the phone
TvPTerran versus Protoss
PoggersAmazing
wutWhat
BoomkinMoonkin druid
ClutchAbility to perform under pressure
sc2StarCraft 2
DomedHeadshotted
TurtleA gamer who plays defensively
ZvTZerg versus Terran
TiltedAggravated
MLGMajor League Gaming
IGLIn-game leader
Never luckyNo luck while playing a game
Base raceSimultaneous attacks on enemy bases
comboCombination
RushTo quickly attack and cause damage
Get oofedGet wrecked
LeechFreeloader
Self-reportReporting your own kill
procProgrammed random occurrence
^5High five
UberThe best
DivingVenturing far into enemy territory
LGSLocal game store
TorchTo beat someone in competition
Dunk onMake fun of
ChungusA cute, chunky creature
APAbility power
ACArmor class
BossMain bad character
DOTADefense of the Ancients
RPRole play
TMNTTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
SSPSurvival Single Player
INTIntelligence
BoostingUnfair level boosting
KIAKilled in action
AMPAdventure Multiplayer
GogoGo now
NSNo s***
dqDisqualify
WCGWorld Cyber Games
SWTORStar Wars: The Old Republic
pwndOwned
pwnedOwned
GrindingPlaying long hours
CGClose game
dmgDamage
ChoobSkilled player who intentionally plays badly
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
TvZTerran versus Zerg
KOSKill on site
RTSReal-time strategy
SquishyLow base health or defense
CCCrowd control
GALGet a life
GSGilvaSunner
APMActions per minute
BO5Best of five
MOHMedal of Honor
PVZPlants versus Zombies
SM64Super Mario 64
GMGood match
FMJFull metal jacket
OHKOOne-hit knockout
lulzLOL
HYEHave you ever
HANHow about now?
NetherrackNether block
NESNintendo Entertainment System
KitingMoving while avoiding attack
SWYPSo what's your problem
POWPrisoner of war
UYUp yours
BossAwesome person
KMMFAKiss my mother f****** a**
GhostingObserving an enemy player
IKI know
ButterGold
VUVisual upgrade
CreepA basic unit
invInvite
HCGHardcore Gamer
Boss runA series of bosses in a row
FlamingAngering other Internet users
OICOh, I see
IAPIn-app purchase
w00tJoy and excitement
L2PLearn to play
NPCNon-player character
Late gameLater stages of a game
JebaitedDeceived
POSPiece of s***
PBEPublic beta environment
GBGuild bank
HOMMHeroes of Might and Magic
Last hittingStriking the final hit on a creep
topTop lane
hi5High five
PSPlayStation
DEXDexterity
PS4PlayStation 4
Rush deckAggressive card deck
GankingLaunching a surprise attack
D&DDungeons and Dragons
BSTSBetter safe than sorry
HMPHardcore Multiplayer
ChampionLeague of Legends player-controlled character
KekeKorean laugh
rdyReady
NaturalNatural expansion
HPHealth points
JunglingKilling neutral monsters in the jungle
chargelotCharge Zealot
DonoDonation
blizzBlizzard
NSNice shot
D3Diablo 3
CarriesMOBA players that carry their team
TeemoThe swift scout
susSuspicious
NJNice job
ltrLater
GMGood move
Board clearMove that clears the opponent's board of minions
YeetTo throw something out of rage
ultUltimate ability
LFMLooking for more
DebuffWeakening effect
HLHalf-Life
ROMEmulator game
spdSpinning piledriver
incIncoming
MinionGame creature
RLReal life
LFGLooking for group
StickySticky hand grenade used in the Halo series
botBottom lane
FTEWFor the epic win
U mad broAre you mad?
AIArtificial intelligence
critCritical Strike
matsMaterials
InitiatorA DOTA hero that starts a team fight
DittoSame
aaAutoattack
POVPoint of view
MTMistype
atsAttack speed
WTSWant to sell
FFFocus fire
gratsCongratulations
POCPiece of crap
repReputation
MacroEconomy management skill
AONAll or nothing
ulUpload
SpeedrunnerA gamer who plays through a video game as fast as possible
Aggro deckAggressive card deck
BeastAwesome person
KekWoW Orcish laugh
DONDouble or nothing
CCGCollectible card game
CarryMOBA player role
CamperA player who doesn't move
aggroAggression
STTSingle table tournament
COCClash of Clans
GosuHighly skilled
FA Twitch stream has accidentally disconnected
Kill yourselfGo away
W8Wait
CGCoconut gun
noobletYoung newbie
nubNewbie
TvTTerran versus Terran
WWins
BO3Best of three
Take my energyGood luck
WoahExpression of surprise
DOTDamage over time
LCSLeague Championship Series
modModerator
NVENot very effective
ULPPUnluckiest person on the planet
DGADon't go anywhere
BoomstickDoom shotgun
dcedDisconnected
cataCataclysm
DenyingKilling your own creeps to prevent your enemy from killing them
BAMFBad a** mother f*****
RagequitTo angrily quit a game
SSShort stacked
suxSucks
HMHard mode
DingLevel up
charCharacter
FGSQTCFor gosh's sake quit the crap
TRSThat really sucks
ITRWIn the real world
TQVMThank you very much
w84mWait for me
PVCPlayer versus computer
BBIABBe back in a bit
BGBad game
MTGMagic: The Gathering
blingBaneling
ModderA person who creates mods
STRStrength
RPGRole-playing game
SpeedrunAn attempt to play through a video game as fast as possible
MDPSMelee damage per second
GTFOGet the f*** out
DFLDead freaking last
DTDark templar
TLDRToo long, didn't read
kgoOk, go
SEALSlaying everyone and laughing
pwnTo dominate
ezpzEasy peasy
SGSilvaGunner
WhoaExpression of surprise
LOTVLegacy of the Void
LUPPLuckiest person on the planet
BUFBig ugly fellow
HTHi there
HaxTo encounter bad luck
YRLYou are lame
APAttack power
MOBAMultiplayer online battle arena
QFirst champion ability
pwntOwned
fragPlayer kill
OOCOut of character
EffinF***ing
FarmTo gather supplies
ESADEat s*** and die
AceSolo winner
MicroUnit micromanagement skill
CMPCreative Multiplayer
PUBGPlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
MMOMassively multiplayer online
CGComputer Graphics
EnchanterA champion that helps increase the effectiveness of allies
RaidTo send viewers to another streamer's stream
GJGood job
GSLGlobal StarCraft League
xbXbox
TFTwisted Fate
TOSTerms of service
DMDungeon Master
SNESSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
NDSNintendo DS
ARTSAction real-time strategy
ChippingAttacking a blocking opponent
TopdeckTo draw from your deck
BBLBe back later
DeceDecent
mobMonster
MTFBWYMay the Force be with you
NetdeckerA player who looks up decks online
GobboGoblin
Throw the gameLose the game on purpose
MMRMatch-making rating
OwnerPlayer that controls the minion
Early gameBeginning phase of a game
ammoAmmunition
RWReal world
LethalLethal damage
Clip chimpA Twitch user who creates out-of-context video clips
One and doneSingle elimination tournament
TTGTime to go
ZOMGOh my gosh!
MooshroomMinecraft mob
xblXbox Live
NHNice hand
MarinatingGaining a Crewmate's trust and then killing them
TCGTrading card game
WPTWorld Poker Tour
CSCreep score
mechMechanical units
roboRobotics Facility
CRPGComputer role-playing game
FFFinal Fantasy
25mTwenty-five man
FarmedEfficiently defeated
WTBHWhat the bloody hell
gniteGoodnight
S2USame to you
Dump statAn ability that an RPG player doesn't prioritize
Scratch damageDamage delivered to a blocking opponent
OAROn a roll
BrigadingWhen one online community harasses another
EloElo rating system
BKBack
ksKingslayer
WISWisdom
CHACharisma
PSTPlease send tell
NGNo good
wspWhisper
HOTSHeroes of the Storm
SpeedlingZergling with Metabolic Boost
WCSStarCraft II World Championship Series
PvZProtoss versus Zerg
shudShould
brezBattle resurrection
BRBathroom
ArmadilloGamer who plays slowly
F2PFree-to-play
ZvPZerg versus Protoss
GSGear score
HOTHeal over time
CoiningUsing The Coin card in Hearthstone
Swanton bombLanding on an enemy and shotgunning them
BioBiological units
gglordsBroodlords
Board controlTo dominate the game board
PubstompTo annihilate an uncoordinated opposing team
PFPlanetary Fortress
OMDOh my da**!
Chip damageDamage inflicted on a blocking opponent
WTFOWhat the f***; Over
ACNHAnimal Crossing: New Horizons
naxxNaxxaramas
WOOTWe own the other team
d20A twenty-sided die
G2GGS2DGot to go get something to drink
Dating SimSimulation games that focus on romantic interaction
TKTeam kill
BarcraftBar gathering for StarCraft
aspdAttack speed
bdBackdoor
TharThere
BabysitTo assist a champion in getting more powerful
d/lDownload
CONConstitution
PTRPlayer to right
BOBuild order
JunglerA jungle killing player
addsAdditional mobs
BuffbotA strengthening bot
EAKEating at keyboard
raxBarracks
ventVentrilo
waggroWife aggro
TYVMThank you very much
WewtWoot
UninstallQuit
OTKOne turn kill
grrAnger
PvTProtoss versus Terran

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