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

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