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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
BFB.F. Sword
GGGood game
KappaSarcasm
WTFWhat the f***
ADCAttack damage carry
ADSAiming down sight
IRLIn real life
TwitchVideo game streaming website
HUDHeads up display
LoLLeague of Legends
AFKAway from keyboard
CODCall of Duty
GLGood luck
WPWell played
HPHit points
NoobNewbie
modModification
FPSFirst-person shooter
TTYLTalk to you later
GLHFGood luck have fun
StackThe full amount of held items
xpExperience
1337Leet
OMGOh my gosh
PPPause please
TDMTeam Death Match
GriefingIrritating other players
AimbotAutomatic aiming bot
deagleDesert Eagle
NPNo problem
360-noscope360 no scope
BiomeMinecraft region
PigA Minecraft mob
TurtlingPlaying defensively
potPotion
Vanilla MinecraftOriginal Minecraft
IDKI don't know
PKPlayer kill
CTFCapture the flag
HSHead shot
eSportsElectronic sports
DPSDamage per second
n00bA new or inexperienced user
akAK-47
CYOACover your own a**
opOverpowered
PCPersonal computer
OOMOut of mana
BFGBig friggin' gun
MobMobile video game character
ADAttack damage
dlDownload
SkellyA Minecraft Skeleton
WoWWorld of Warcraft
GG no reGood game, no rematch
TriggeredAngry
RPRole play
InstalockInstantly choose character
GTAGrand Theft Auto
TrollingPosting offensive comments
GamerA video game player
ARAMAll random all mid
KSKill steal
2M2HToo much to handle
dcDisconnect
TwinkPowerful low-level character
FFAFree for all
PVPPlayer versus player
FailFailure
bioBathroom
LeechFreeloader
WhaWhat
NukeAn ability that deals a lot of damage
D&DDungeons and Dragons
NerfWeaken
TYThank you
LFLooking for
ScrubLoser
tpTeleport
gmGrandmaster
secSecond
Beast modeDominating gameplay
CreeperHostile mob
POSPiece of s***
WBWelcome back
TurtleA gamer who plays defensively
RNGRandom number generator
Easter eggA hidden message
SpleefMinecraft multiplayer game
RektWrecked
BossMain bad character
VRVirtual reality
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
IGNIn-game name
FacepalmTo place your palm on your face in embarrassment
DOTADefense of the Ancients
HPHealth points
SOBSon of a b****
MTMistype
POWPrisoner of war
PSPlayStation
TorchTo beat someone in competition
2.5DGame that is halfway between 2D and 3D
ClutchAbility to perform under pressure
KIAKilled in action
SquishyLow base health or defense
OICOh, I see
KMMFAKiss my mother f****** a**
d/cDisconnected
FlamingAngering other Internet users
ASAttack speed
Boss runA series of bosses in a row
PBPersonal best
pwnedOwned
BuffStrengthen
BoomkinMoonkin druid
N64Nintendo 64
TMNTTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
2EZToo easy
IAPIn-app purchase
TiltedAggravated
topTop lane
invInvite
YWhy
GankingLaunching a surprise attack
dmgDamage
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
YWYou're welcome
Mid gameMiddle phase of a game
lvlLevel
Never luckyNo luck while playing a game
GSGilvaSunner
HOMMHeroes of Might and Magic
Late gameLater stages of a game
haxHacks
DMDeath match
MCMinecraft
APMActions per minute
JunglingKilling neutral monsters in the jungle
NTNice try
Kill yourselfGo away
SpeedrunnerA gamer who plays through a video game as fast as possible
spdSpinning piledriver
sc2StarCraft 2
FTWFor the win
cdCooldown
GrindingPlaying long hours
Base raceSimultaneous attacks on enemy bases
D3Diablo 3
ggsGood games
U mad broAre you mad?
GGAGood game all
CGCoconut gun
POCPiece of crap
AceSolo winner
pickPickaxe
IKI know
InitiatorA DOTA hero that starts a team fight
RPGRole-playing game
BO5Best of five
FFSFor f***'s sake
ChampionLeague of Legends player-controlled character
l8rLater
BossAwesome person
wutWhat
lingZergling
GlitchingMalfunctioning video game
KekWoW Orcish laugh
CamperA player who doesn't move
pwndOwned
LCSLeague Championship Series
KekeKorean laugh
SOSSave our souls
SMPSurvival Multiplayer
MLGMajor League Gaming
TeemoThe swift scout
KitingMoving while avoiding attack
Board clearMove that clears the opponent's board of minions
SWTORStar Wars: The Old Republic
BMBad manner
NVENot very effective
MobMinecraft creature
MMOMassively multiplayer online
ATMAt the moment
RTSReal-time strategy
CarryMOBA player role
BBIABBe back in a bit
MOBAMultiplayer online battle arena
TQVMThank you very much
GhostingObserving an enemy player
KKOK
BAMFBad a** mother f*****
KDRKill death ratio
Take my energyGood luck
ChoobSkilled player who intentionally plays badly
newbNewbie
APAttack power
GALGet a life
TLDRToo long, didn't read
DomedHeadshotted
MTFBWYMay the Force be with you
BGBad game
SquidwardVillager
ChickenMinecraft mob
APAbility power
ZOMGOh my gosh!
pwnTo dominate
LUPPLuckiest person on the planet
NetherrackNether block
BioBiological units
ptsPoints
chargelotCharge Zealot
sfxSpecial effects
ULPPUnluckiest person on the planet
RWReal world
Rush downTo play aggressively to defeat an opponent
FGSQTCFor gosh's sake quit the crap
WCGWorld Cyber Games
NJNice job
ultUltimate ability
aaAutoattack
PTRPlayer to right
DOTDamage over time
Aggro deckAggressive card deck
suxSucks
CarriesMOBA players that carry their team
SSPSurvival Single Player
BeastAwesome person
GogoGo now
repReputation
STTSingle table tournament
S2USame to you
SNESSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
charCharacter
MicroUnit micromanagement skill
WTSWant to sell
OOCOut of character
WhoaExpression of surprise
dcedDisconnected
NDSNintendo DS
COCClash of Clans
AIArtificial intelligence
YRLYou are lame
DenyingKilling your own creeps to prevent your enemy from killing them
RagequitTo angrily quit a game
ITRWIn the real world
BO3Best of three
MMRMatch-making rating
SEALSlaying everyone and laughing
DebuffWeakening effect
BF2Battlefield 2
gglordsBroodlords
gniteGoodnight
StickySticky hand grenade used in the Halo series
w00tJoy and excitement
GosuHighly skilled
modModerator
matsMaterials
Last hittingStriking the final hit on a creep
MOHMedal of Honor
GameblingA combination of gaming and gambling
BBLBe back later
ovieOverlord
GSLGlobal StarCraft League
SM64Super Mario 64
ButterGold
gratsCongratulations
WPWrong person
BCBe cool
GJGood job
GMGame master
UYUp yours
BarcraftBar gathering for StarCraft
DingLevel up
patPatrol
PS4PlayStation 4
d/lDownload
BUFBig ugly fellow
ZvTZerg versus Terran
ROMEmulator game
ARTSAction real-time strategy
ksKingslayer
blingBaneling
ulUpload
dqDisqualify
BSTSBetter safe than sorry
VUVisual upgrade
DGADon't go anywhere
blizzBlizzard
GMGood match
HOTHeal over time
HOTSHeroes of the Storm
LFMLooking for more
HMHard mode
MDPSMelee damage per second
ChippingAttacking a blocking opponent
W8Wait
DropMinion
GMGood move
rdyReady
WoahExpression of surprise
S~!Salute
CSCreep score
noobletYoung newbie
FFFinal Fantasy
horribadHorribly bad
CGClose game
TRSThat really sucks
DTDark templar
AOEArea of effect
xbXbox
UberThe best
nubNewbie
NHNice hand
PSTPlease send tell
cataCataclysm
RakePoker site commission
LFGLooking for group
ArmadilloGamer who plays slowly
FTEWFor the epic win
HaxTo encounter bad luck
hi5High five
naxxNaxxaramas
CGComputer Graphics
FFFocus fire
LOTVLegacy of the Void
G2GGotta go
FarmTo gather supplies
vsVersus
lulzLOL
AONAll or nothing
JunglerA jungle killing player
DisruptorA champion that locks down opponents
e1Everyone
raxBarracks
G4IGo for it
addsAdditional mobs
TwinkingLeveling up with assistance
WewtWoot
NESNintendo Entertainment System
PVCPlayer versus computer
GHGood half
555Laughing
Scratch damageDamage delivered to a blocking opponent
DONDouble or nothing
UninstallQuit
GSGear score
OMDOh my darn!
DittoSame
WhewExpression of relief
comboCombination
BRBank roll
RLReal life
25mTwenty-five man
EffinF***ing
HMPHardcore Multiplayer
ezpzEasy peasy
ltrLater
WCSStarCraft II World Championship Series
AFCAway from computer
MacroEconomy management skill
BRBathroom
QFirst champion ability
xmuteTransmute
CasualGame that requires little skill
MinionGame creature
bthrmBathroom
DFLDead freaking last
intIntellect
pwntOwned
MMMake me
botBottom lane
brezBattle resurrection
LANLocal Area Network
DeceDecent
POVPoint of view
OTPOn the phone
Dating SimSimulation games that focus on romantic interaction
aggroAggression
OAROn a roll
LARPLive action role-playing
CreepA basic unit
OHKOOne-hit knockout
wootWonderful loot
NaturalNatural expansion
FFFaerie fire
fragPlayer kill
HackTo make changes
SGSilvaGunner
mobMonster
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
L2PLearn to play
HLHalf-Life
PTFOPlay the freaking objective
NinjaLoot stealer
BMBite me
AFAggression factor
Chip damageDamage inflicted on a blocking opponent
PTLPlayer to left
ModderA person who creates mods
GBGuild bank
AEArea of effect
TJITry joining in
ESADEat s*** and die
MCMind Control
domDominate
NPNice play
Block damageDamage delivered to a blocking opponent
AYCAre you coming?
ploxPlease
TvTTerran versus Terran
TFTwisted Fate
bdBackdoor
SpeedrunAn attempt to play through a video game as fast as possible
oppOpponent
roxRocks
iccIcecrown Citadel
Rush deckAggressive card deck
TrashDungeon enemy mob groups
AbandonwareGame that has been abandoned by its developer
CheeseCheap strategy
EAElectronic Arts
SSShort stacked
YeetTo throw something out of rage
YTYour turn
RDPSRanged damage per second
opOperator
AD&DAdvanced Dungeons and Dragons
CCCommand Center
Ill eagleIllegal
HTHi there
SWYPSo what's your problem
GTFOGet the f*** out
SpeedlingZergling with Metabolic Boost
HANHow about now?
LMSOLaughing my socks off
dfgDeathfire Grasp
aipfAll in preflop
SkytossProtoss air units
shattShattrath City
PVZPlants versus Zombies
CRPGComputer role-playing game
MetagameOutside game preparation and strategies
MMOGMassively Multiplayer Online Game
HuckleberryThe one you're looking for
REResident Evil
ughDisgusted
ventVentrilo
hp5Health per five seconds
TANSTAAFLThere ain't no such thing as a free lunch
OwnedEmbarrassed
grrAnger
gle1Good luck everyone
VGVideo game
waggroWife aggro
BunniesFirst-person shooter jumping
LarperLive action role-player
S/UShut up
NCNice call
WPTWorld Poker Tour
wspWhisper
NvNNecro vs Necro
JukingUsing items in the environment and moving around to escape
WWins
WYDWho's your daddy?
reReplay
EnchanterA champion that helps increase the effectiveness of allies
BoomstickDoom shotgun
ShelledBeaten badly
LLosses
PUParallel Universe
TPKTotal Party Kill
Christmas noobA player playing a video game he received on Christmas for the first time
discDiscipline
GSTLGlobal StarCraft Team League
BASORBreathing a sigh of relief
LewtLoot
WHUWarcraft Hunters Union
BRBBathroom break
HaxorHacker
WTFFWhat the f***ing f***
One and doneSingle elimination tournament
LF1MLooking for one more
HOTSHeart of the Swarm
ZoningConstraining enemy positions
BuffbotA strengthening bot
NKZNo kill zone
GrieferAn irritating player
WODWarlords of Draenor
pwnageOwnage
KDAKills deaths assists
DunkingOwning enemy player
CTMComplete the Monument
EAKEating at keyboard
STFUSuper Time Force Ultra
wgWintergrasp
LarpingLive action role-playing
FTFor trade
pfPreflop

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