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

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