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

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