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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
KappaSarcasm
IRLIn real life
ADSAiming down sight
SMPSurvival Multiplayer
WTFWhat the f***
CODCall of Duty
HUDHeads up display
ADCAttack damage carry
modModification
AFKAway from keyboard
LoLLeague of Legends
NoobNewbie
TwitchVideo game streaming website
FPSFirst-person shooter
HPHit points
StackThe full amount of held items
WPWell played
360-noscope360 no scope
TTYLTalk to you later
PigA Minecraft mob
Vanilla MinecraftOriginal Minecraft
xpExperience
BiomeMinecraft region
deagleDesert Eagle
GLGood luck
AimbotAutomatic aiming bot
GLHFGood luck have fun
TDMTeam Death Match
GriefingIrritating other players
pickPickaxe
n00bA new or inexperienced user
MCMinecraft
OMGOh my gosh
akAK-47
CTFCapture the flag
DMDeath match
1337Leet
TurtlingPlaying defensively
tpTeleport
IDKI don't know
SkellyA Minecraft Skeleton
NPNo problem
CreeperHostile mob
potPotion
PPPause please
HSHead shot
SpleefMinecraft multiplayer game
IGNIn-game name
MobMinecraft creature
PVPPlayer versus player
KSKill steal
ARAMAll random all mid
opOverpowered
DPSDamage per second
dlDownload
ADAttack damage
NukeAn ability that deals a lot of damage
FFAFree for all
bioBathroom
NerfWeaken
PKPlayer kill
KDRKill death ratio
TrollingPosting offensive comments
MobMobile video game character
Easter eggA hidden message
FailFailure
TriggeredAngry
2M2HToo much to handle
OOMOut of mana
PCPersonal computer
WoWWorld of Warcraft
FFSFor f***'s sake
GG no reGood game, no rematch
WhaWhat
YWhy
CYOACover your own a**
ScrubLoser
InstalockInstantly choose character
BFGBig friggin' gun
VRVirtual reality
SOSSave our souls
RektWrecked
TurtleA gamer who plays defensively
eSportsElectronic sports
TwinkPowerful low-level character
secSecond
NTNice try
ptsPoints
APAbility power
RNGRandom number generator
BuffStrengthen
BossMain bad character
DOTADefense of the Ancients
haxHacks
POSPiece of s***
Rush downTo play aggressively to defeat an opponent
TMNTTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
RPRole play
LFLooking for
GankingLaunching a surprise attack
2EZToo easy
SOBSon of a b****
d/cDisconnected
ASAttack speed
AOEArea of effect
CampingHolding position
Beast modeDominating gameplay
PBPersonal best
dcDisconnect
BoomkinMoonkin druid
LANLocal Area Network
G2GGotta go
GTAGrand Theft Auto
WBWelcome back
KKOK
GamerA video game player
FacepalmTo place your palm on your face in embarrassment
2.5DGame that is halfway between 2D and 3D
LeechFreeloader
cdCooldown
l8rLater
N64Nintendo 64
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
lingZergling
gmGrandmaster
Late gameLater stages of a game
OICOh, I see
Last hittingStriking the final hit on a creep
w00tJoy and excitement
HOMMHeroes of Might and Magic
ATMAt the moment
GlitchingMalfunctioning video game
topTop lane
hi5High five
PSPlayStation
BF2Battlefield 2
PS4PlayStation 4
ChampionLeague of Legends player-controlled character
HPHealth points
BoostingUnfair level boosting
KIAKilled in action
JunglingKilling neutral monsters in the jungle
BSTSBetter safe than sorry
sfxSpecial effects
vsVersus
ARAssault rifle
WCGWorld Cyber Games
pwnedOwned
GrindingPlaying long hours
dmgDamage
SquishyLow base health or defense
TYThank you
GSGilvaSunner
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
FTWFor the win
BO5Best of five
MOHMedal of Honor
SM64Super Mario 64
GALGet a life
wutWhat
ClutchAbility to perform under pressure
sc2StarCraft 2
ZvTZerg versus Terran
TiltedAggravated
GMGame master
Never luckyNo luck while playing a game
YWYou're welcome
NESNintendo Entertainment System
GGAGood game all
KitingMoving while avoiding attack
POWPrisoner of war
BossAwesome person
Base raceSimultaneous attacks on enemy bases
DnDDungeons & Dragons
CreepA basic unit
UYUp yours
ovieOverlord
KMMFAKiss my mother f****** a**
invInvite
Boss runA series of bosses in a row
IKI know
LFGLooking for group
FlamingAngering other Internet users
TorchTo beat someone in competition
lvlLevel
Mid gameMiddle phase of a game
IAPIn-app purchase
SquidwardVillager
matsMaterials
InitiatorA DOTA hero that starts a team fight
aaAutoattack
GBGuild bank
gratsCongratulations
MTMistype
SpeedrunnerA gamer who plays through a video game as fast as possible
repReputation
WTSWant to sell
BMBad manner
BeastAwesome person
KekWoW Orcish laugh
CamperA player who doesn't move
RPGRole-playing game
CarryMOBA player role
D&DDungeons and Dragons
POCPiece of crap
rdyReady
ulUpload
STTSingle table tournament
GogoGo now
blizzBlizzard
Kill yourselfGo away
SWTORStar Wars: The Old Republic
CarriesMOBA players that carry their team
CGCoconut gun
D3Diablo 3
RTSReal-time strategy
ggsGood games
TeemoThe swift scout
APMActions per minute
W8Wait
NJNice job
DomedHeadshotted
lulzLOL
MLGMajor League Gaming
ultUltimate ability
NetherrackNether block
ROMEmulator game
spdSpinning piledriver
StickySticky hand grenade used in the Halo series
RLReal life
FTEWFor the epic win
U mad broAre you mad?
FGSQTCFor gosh's sake quit the crap
BGBad game
FFFocus fire
TQVMThank you very much
AceSolo winner
BBIABBe back in a bit
SSPSurvival Single Player
MDPSMelee damage per second
Aggro deckAggressive card deck
GTFOGet the f*** out
KekeKorean laugh
COCClash of Clans
MMOMassively multiplayer online
chargelotCharge Zealot
ChickenMinecraft mob
noobletYoung newbie
nubNewbie
KDAKills deaths assists
newbNewbie
DOTDamage over time
LCSLeague Championship Series
NVENot very effective
ULPPUnluckiest person on the planet
Board clearMove that clears the opponent's board of minions
GMGood match
DebuffWeakening effect
GhostingObserving an enemy player
DenyingKilling your own creeps to prevent your enemy from killing them
RagequitTo angrily quit a game
HMHard mode
DingLevel up
AIArtificial intelligence
NPCNon-player character
DONDouble or nothing
DTDark templar
GosuHighly skilled
EnchanterA champion that helps increase the effectiveness of allies
SEALSlaying everyone and laughing
TLDRToo long, didn't read
pwnTo dominate
ChoobSkilled player who intentionally plays badly
Take my energyGood luck
modModerator
LUPPLuckiest person on the planet
YeetTo throw something out of rage
BUFBig ugly fellow
YRLYou are lame
APAttack power
MOBAMultiplayer online battle arena
QFirst champion ability
BAMFBad a** mother f*****
charCharacter
OOCOut of character
HMPHardcore Multiplayer
TvPTerran versus Protoss
pwndOwned
TvZTerran versus Zerg
ZOMGOh my gosh!
BO3Best of three
WhoaExpression of surprise
WoahExpression of surprise
MTFBWYMay the Force be with you
GJGood job
ButterGold
SNESSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
suxSucks
pwntOwned
ITRWIn the real world
TRSThat really sucks
L2PLearn to play
blingBaneling
MacroEconomy management skill
DeceDecent
BBLBe back later
AONAll or nothing
mobMonster
RWReal world
TvTTerran versus Terran
LFMLooking for more
S2USame to you
naxxNaxxaramas
NDSNintendo DS
ChippingAttacking a blocking opponent
MMRMatch-making rating
CowMinecraft mob
OTPOn the phone
GSLGlobal StarCraft League
HaxTo encounter bad luck
GMGood move
dcedDisconnected
cataCataclysm
HCGHardcore Gamer
botBottom lane
NHNice hand
BarcraftBar gathering for StarCraft
FFFaerie fire
FarmTo gather supplies
MicroUnit micromanagement skill
SpeedrunAn attempt to play through a video game as fast as possible
bdBackdoor
POVPoint of view
PTRPlayer to right
ksKingslayer
NaturalNatural expansion
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
CGComputer Graphics
kgoOk, go
NotchMinecraft creator
PSTPlease send tell
dqDisqualify
CGClose game
HOTSHeroes of the Storm
WewtWoot
SGSilvaGunner
MooshroomMinecraft mob
LOTVLegacy of the Void
PvTProtoss versus Terran
PvZProtoss versus Zerg
ArmadilloGamer who plays slowly
DGADon't go anywhere
xbXbox
HTHi there
ltrLater
HOTHeal over time
gniteGoodnight
SWYPSo what's your problem
HLHalf-Life
MinionGame creature
Get oofedGet wrecked
VUVisual upgrade
RushTo quickly attack and cause damage
S~!Salute
Scratch damageDamage delivered to a blocking opponent
OMDOh my da**!
SSShort stacked
UberThe best
ARTSAction real-time strategy
fragPlayer kill
ChungusA cute, chunky creature
critCritical Strike
OAROn a roll
e1Everyone
JebaitedDeceived
DittoSame
PVCPlayer versus computer
cdrCooldown reduction
BioballBiological unit group
EffinF***ing
wootWonderful loot
MTGMagic: The Gathering
patPatrol
BabysitTo assist a champion in getting more powerful
w84mWait for me
HuckleberryThe one you're looking for
ModderA person who creates mods
WYDWho's your daddy?
TharThere
RakePoker site commission
BOBuild order
WPWrong person
PUBGPlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
BOTBe on that
CMPCreative Multiplayer
d/lDownload
CSCreep score
DFLDead freaking last
aggroAggression
JunglerA jungle killing player
mechMechanical units
AMPAdventure Multiplayer
addsAdditional mobs
BuffbotA strengthening bot
roboRobotics Facility
GFGGood friggin' game
CRPGComputer role-playing game
SpeedlingZergling with Metabolic Boost
TTGTime to go
ezpzEasy peasy
TrashDungeon enemy mob groups
FFFinal Fantasy
25mTwenty-five man
TYVMThank you very much
PVZPlants versus Zombies
WCSStarCraft II World Championship Series
GrieferAn irritating player
shudShould
brezBattle resurrection
LarperLive action role-player
OHKOOne-hit knockout
BMBite me
FMJFull metal jacket
ZvPZerg versus Protoss
GSGear score
ZvZZerg versus Zerg
PCPlayer character
BioBiological units
gglordsBroodlords
TFTwisted Fate
DMDungeon Master
BoomstickDoom shotgun
HANHow about now?
GHGood half
DropMinion
GameblingA combination of gaming and gambling
PFPlanetary Fortress
incIncoming
comboCombination
HYEHave you ever
TwinkingLeveling up with assistance
intIntellect
ACNHAnimal Crossing: New Horizons
Dump statAn ability that an RPG player doesn't prioritize
RAWRules as written
WWWell won
opOperator
RAIRules as intended
LGSLocal game store
CasualGame that requires little skill
^5High five
FFEForge fast expand
horribadHorribly bad
ACArmor class
gle1Good luck everyone
bthrmBathroom
NCNice call
JukingUsing items in the environment and moving around to escape
PTFOPlay the freaking objective
TJITry joining in
HackTo make changes
S/UShut up
NvNNecro vs Necro
WPTWorld Poker Tour
AYCAre you coming?
EAElectronic Arts
iccIcecrown Citadel
MCMind Control
EloElo rating system
RDPSRanged damage per second
ESADEat s*** and die
BCBe cool
Rush deckAggressive card deck
G4IGo for it
CheeseCheap strategy
VGVideo game
AD&DAdvanced Dungeons and Dragons
TANSTAAFLThere ain't no such thing as a free lunch
One and doneSingle elimination tournament
ventVentrilo
raxBarracks
DisruptorA champion that locks down opponents
wspWhisper
waggroWife aggro
UninstallQuit
EAKEating at keyboard
WWins
grrAnger
LARPLive action role-playing
555Laughing
reReplay
oppOpponent
WTFFWhat the f***ing f***
Bot mafiaA legion of automated World of Warcraft characters
BRBathroom
LMSOLaughing my socks off
ShelledBeaten badly

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