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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
IRLIn real life
HUDHeads up display
ADSAiming down sight
WTFWhat the f***
CODCall of Duty
ADCAttack damage carry
modModification
LoLLeague of Legends
TwitchVideo game streaming website
FPSFirst-person shooter
WPWell played
AFKAway from keyboard
NoobNewbie
HPHit points
TTYLTalk to you later
StackThe full amount of held items
360-noscope360 no scope
GLGood luck
TDMTeam Death Match
GLHFGood luck have fun
PigA Minecraft mob
Vanilla MinecraftOriginal Minecraft
AimbotAutomatic aiming bot
BiomeMinecraft region
deagleDesert Eagle
SMPSurvival Multiplayer
xpExperience
GriefingIrritating other players
OMGOh my gosh
CTFCapture the flag
DMDeath match
TurtlingPlaying defensively
akAK-47
1337Leet
n00bA new or inexperienced user
IDKI don't know
NPNo problem
potPotion
tpTeleport
PPPause please
HSHead shot
ARAMAll random all mid
SpleefMinecraft multiplayer game
IGNIn-game name
SkellyA Minecraft Skeleton
pickPickaxe
CreeperHostile mob
DPSDamage per second
ADAttack damage
KSKill steal
FFAFree for all
bioBathroom
PKPlayer kill
NerfWeaken
KDRKill death ratio
InstalockInstantly choose character
MCMinecraft
opOverpowered
2M2HToo much to handle
BFGBig friggin' gun
OOMOut of mana
dlDownload
GTAGrand Theft Auto
YWhy
CYOACover your own a**
TrollingPosting offensive comments
secSecond
MobMobile video game character
Easter eggA hidden message
MobMinecraft creature
TriggeredAngry
FailFailure
PVPPlayer versus player
PCPersonal computer
GG no reGood game, no rematch
WhaWhat
G2GGotta go
WBWelcome back
eSportsElectronic sports
GamerA video game player
TwinkPowerful low-level character
LeechFreeloader
cdCooldown
ScrubLoser
gmGrandmaster
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
ptsPoints
NTNice try
BossMain bad character
RNGRandom number generator
BuffStrengthen
DOTADefense of the Ancients
haxHacks
POSPiece of s***
GankingLaunching a surprise attack
D&DDungeons and Dragons
RPRole play
LFLooking for
WoWWorld of Warcraft
VRVirtual reality
FFSFor f***'s sake
ASAttack speed
Beast modeDominating gameplay
SOBSon of a b****
d/cDisconnected
RektWrecked
NukeAn ability that deals a lot of damage
TurtleA gamer who plays defensively
dcDisconnect
BoomkinMoonkin druid
BO5Best of five
TiltedAggravated
wutWhat
GALGet a life
Never luckyNo luck while playing a game
KKOK
BossAwesome person
2.5DGame that is halfway between 2D and 3D
FacepalmTo place your palm on your face in embarrassment
Boss runA series of bosses in a row
KMMFAKiss my mother f****** a**
FlamingAngering other Internet users
invInvite
IKI know
TorchTo beat someone in competition
l8rLater
Mid gameMiddle phase of a game
N64Nintendo 64
IAPIn-app purchase
lingZergling
APAbility power
lvlLevel
Late gameLater stages of a game
matsMaterials
OICOh, I see
HOMMHeroes of Might and Magic
Rush downTo play aggressively to defeat an opponent
topTop lane
w00tJoy and excitement
PSPlayStation
BF2Battlefield 2
TMNTTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
ChampionLeague of Legends player-controlled character
hi5High five
HPHealth points
2EZToo easy
RPGRole-playing game
JunglingKilling neutral monsters in the jungle
sfxSpecial effects
KIAKilled in action
vsVersus
BSTSBetter safe than sorry
WCGWorld Cyber Games
AOEArea of effect
PBPersonal best
SquishyLow base health or defense
dmgDamage
pwnedOwned
GrindingPlaying long hours
GSGilvaSunner
FTWFor the win
TYThank you
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
ClutchAbility to perform under pressure
W8Wait
sc2StarCraft 2
DomedHeadshotted
NJNice job
NetherrackNether block
Base raceSimultaneous attacks on enemy bases
GGAGood game all
KitingMoving while avoiding attack
YWYou're welcome
spdSpinning piledriver
POWPrisoner of war
ROMEmulator game
StickySticky hand grenade used in the Halo series
U mad broAre you mad?
InitiatorA DOTA hero that starts a team fight
GlitchingMalfunctioning video game
SpeedrunnerA gamer who plays through a video game as fast as possible
gratsCongratulations
MTMistype
PS4PlayStation 4
repReputation
WTSWant to sell
BMBad manner
CarryMOBA player role
KekWoW Orcish laugh
STTSingle table tournament
rdyReady
Kill yourselfGo away
CarriesMOBA players that carry their team
CGCoconut gun
SOSSave our souls
D3Diablo 3
TeemoThe swift scout
ggsGood games
APMActions per minute
newbNewbie
ULPPUnluckiest person on the planet
MLGMajor League Gaming
Board clearMove that clears the opponent's board of minions
ultUltimate ability
GMGood match
DenyingKilling your own creeps to prevent your enemy from killing them
RagequitTo angrily quit a game
HMHard mode
DingLevel up
aaAutoattack
Aggro deckAggressive card deck
ATMAt the moment
CamperA player who doesn't move
BeastAwesome person
KekeKorean laugh
MMOMassively multiplayer online
nubNewbie
SWTORStar Wars: The Old Republic
noobletYoung newbie
RTSReal-time strategy
LCSLeague Championship Series
NVENot very effective
DOTDamage over time
GhostingObserving an enemy player
YRLYou are lame
MOBAMultiplayer online battle arena
APAttack power
BAMFBad a** mother f*****
AIArtificial intelligence
BGBad game
TQVMThank you very much
BBIABBe back in a bit
COCClash of Clans
POCPiece of crap
TLDRToo long, didn't read
SEALSlaying everyone and laughing
ChickenMinecraft mob
pwnTo dominate
Take my energyGood luck
WoahExpression of surprise
LUPPLuckiest person on the planet
modModerator
MTFBWYMay the Force be with you
DebuffWeakening effect
charCharacter
RLReal life
SquidwardVillager
ITRWIn the real world
FFFocus fire
OOCOut of character
SSPSurvival Single Player
MDPSMelee damage per second
EnchanterA champion that helps increase the effectiveness of allies
GosuHighly skilled
GogoGo now
ZOMGOh my gosh!
ZvTZerg versus Terran
GMGame master
GJGood job
SNESSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
MMRMatch-making rating
S2USame to you
LFGLooking for group
NDSNintendo DS
suxSucks
pwntOwned
Last hittingStriking the final hit on a creep
AceSolo winner
RWReal world
chargelotCharge Zealot
ChoobSkilled player who intentionally plays badly
WhoaExpression of surprise
BO3Best of three
MOHMedal of Honor
DGADon't go anywhere
BUFBig ugly fellow
HOTHeal over time
ButterGold
cataCataclysm
VUVisual upgrade
CreepA basic unit
QFirst champion ability
UYUp yours
FGSQTCFor gosh's sake quit the crap
BarcraftBar gathering for StarCraft
BBLBe back later
HMPHardcore Multiplayer
DTDark templar
ulUpload
HOTSHeroes of the Storm
blizzBlizzard
pwndOwned
SM64Super Mario 64
LANLocal Area Network
OHKOOne-hit knockout
YeetTo throw something out of rage
xbXbox
HaxTo encounter bad luck
HTHi there
SWYPSo what's your problem
gglordsBroodlords
lulzLOL
TFTwisted Fate
DMDungeon Master
MMMake me
GameblingA combination of gaming and gambling
DropMinion
DnDDungeons & Dragons
BioBiological units
LFMLooking for more
gniteGoodnight
GMGood move
dcedDisconnected
ovieOverlord
Scratch damageDamage delivered to a blocking opponent
ChippingAttacking a blocking opponent
ARTSAction real-time strategy
S~!Salute
naxxNaxxaramas
UberThe best
fragPlayer kill
FTEWFor the epic win
EffinF***ing
NHNice hand
TRSThat really sucks
FarmTo gather supplies
GBGuild bank
ModderA person who creates mods
bdBackdoor
blingBaneling
DeceDecent
patPatrol
MicroUnit micromanagement skill
RakePoker site commission
PTRPlayer to right
CSCreep score
AONAll or nothing
DONDouble or nothing
d/lDownload
CGComputer Graphics
GTFOGet the f*** out
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
CGClose game
PSTPlease send tell
dqDisqualify
WewtWoot
SGSilvaGunner
LOTVLegacy of the Void
GSLGlobal StarCraft League
ArmadilloGamer who plays slowly
BMBite me
brezBattle resurrection
LarperLive action role-player
Bot mafiaA legion of automated characters that distort World of Warcraft Classic's economy
PCPlayer character
GSGear score
ltrLater
GHGood half
NESNintendo Entertainment System
comboCombination
MinionGame creature
HLHalf-Life
NPNice play
TwinkingLeveling up with assistance
intIntellect
opOperator
botBottom lane
OMDOh my darn!
CasualGame that requires little skill
Dating SimSimulation games that focus on romantic interaction
DittoSame
horribadHorribly bad
HackTo make changes
OAROn a roll
e1Everyone
PVCPlayer versus computer
NPCNon-player character
FFFaerie fire
L2PLearn to play
wootWonderful loot
HuckleberryThe one you're looking for
MacroEconomy management skill
POVPoint of view
WPWrong person
BCBe cool
ksKingslayer
JunglerA jungle killing player
DFLDead freaking last
BuffbotA strengthening bot
addsAdditional mobs
TTGTime to go
ezpzEasy peasy
PVZPlants versus Zombies
AFCAway from computer
OTPOn the phone
KDAKills deaths assists
WCSStarCraft II World Championship Series
FFFinal Fantasy
25mTwenty-five man
TYVMThank you very much
LARPLive action role-playing
ploxPlease
reReplay
domDominate
BRBathroom
ShelledBeaten badly
LMSOLaughing my socks off
SkytossProtoss air units
YTYour turn
BoomstickDoom shotgun
HANHow about now?
CCCommand Center
Chip damageDamage inflicted on a blocking opponent
AbandonwareGame that has been abandoned by its developer
roxRocks
Block damageDamage delivered to a blocking opponent
SSShort stacked
hp5Health per five seconds
MMOGMassively Multiplayer Online Game
BRBank roll
NinjaLoot stealer
xmuteTransmute
dfgDeathfire Grasp
gle1Good luck everyone
JukingUsing items in the environment and moving around to escape
bthrmBathroom
PTFOPlay the freaking objective
NvNNecro vs Necro
TJITry joining in
NCNice call
AYCAre you coming?
S/UShut up
SpeedrunAn attempt to play through a video game as fast as possible
WPTWorld Poker Tour
EAElectronic Arts
Rush deckAggressive card deck
iccIcecrown Citadel
MCMind Control
WYDWho's your daddy?
ESADEat s*** and die
mobMonster
RDPSRanged damage per second
AD&DAdvanced Dungeons and Dragons
G4IGo for it
VGVideo game
One and doneSingle elimination tournament
NaturalNatural expansion
CheeseCheap strategy
aggroAggression
TANSTAAFLThere ain't no such thing as a free lunch
CRPGComputer role-playing game
UninstallQuit
REResident Evil
SpeedlingZergling with Metabolic Boost
ventVentrilo
raxBarracks
wspWhisper
waggroWife aggro
Ill eagleIllegal
TrashDungeon enemy mob groups
WWins
WhewExpression of relief
TvTTerran versus Terran
GrieferAn irritating player
grrAnger
oppOpponent
555Laughing
GSTLGlobal StarCraft Team League
WTFFWhat the f***ing f***
LarpingLive action role-playing
AFAggression factor
FTFor trade
pwnageOwnage
AEArea of effect
ZoningConstraining enemy positions
WODWarlords of Draenor
GL2UGood luck to you
LewtLoot
HOTSHeart of the Swarm
aipfAll in preflop
discDiscipline
EloElo rating system
pfPreflop
OwnedEmbarrassed
PTLPlayer to left
BASORBreathing a sigh of relief
LF1MLooking for one more
PUBGPlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
BallerCool person
DisruptorA champion that locks down opponents
shattShattrath City
NKZNo kill zone
EAKEating at keyboard
wgWintergrasp
BOPBind on pickup
LLosses
BunniesFirst-person shooter jumping
ughDisgusted
MuleAlternate character for storage
GLEGood luck everyone
SBSmall blind
dedDead
GGLGood game loser
HDYLMNHow do you like me now
KMAKiss my a**
tossProtoss
SHShort handed
VanillaMinion with no special abilities
MetagameOutside game preparation and strategies
FTELFor the epic loss
GTFOOHGet the f*** out of here
BISBest in slot
GJPGood job partner
LOMLow on mana
PTRPublic test realm
Christmas noobA player playing a video game he received on Christmas for the first time
TPKTotal Party Kill
w00tYay
DKDon't know
ToonAlternate character
CMPCreative Multiplayer
DunkingOwning enemy player
DBGDon't be gay
MMMMarine, Marauder, Medivac
GTGGood to go
BRBBathroom break
FHF***ing Heck
LLLater loser
STFUSuper Time Force Ultra
BOYDSBack off you dipstick
DYFIDid you find it
WHUWarcraft Hunters Union
qqnLooking
F2PFree to play
PUParallel Universe
WTGPWant to go private
shmupShoot 'em up
OOYFMOut of your freaking mind
PPPower Points
BudderGold
SMTWSunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
BCBurning Crusade
mutaMutalisks
sc2niteStarCraft 2 tonight?
WOLWings of Liberty
EGEvil grin
WTSWhat the s***
CTMComplete the Monument
SFTIF2LOLBLIMHSo funny that I forgot to laugh out loud but laughed in my head
blopsBlack Ops
KekKorean laugh
10mTen man
JerryBaby slime
CNRHKYITFChuck Norris roundhouse kick you in the face
TankStrong character
ssMiss
BPBlue pilling
deepsDamage per second
CQCClose quarters combat
HaxorHacker
3arcTreyarch
AFCAway from controller
ADAMAll draft all mid
JaffasCookies
YFYou fail
SmurfHidden alternate character
FFFFight for first
HOASHeck of a shot
FMVFull motion video
WTWhat the
PvTProtoss versus Terran
PeelTo protect a champion
belfBlood Elf
DIAFDie in a fire
NetdeckerA player who looks up decks online
PvZProtoss versus Zerg
SESuper effective
G1Good one
IEMIntel Extreme Masters
FogUnseen areas of a League of Legends map
FTKFor the kill
TISNFThat is so not fair
FMJFull metal jacket
broomBathroom
pfrPreflop raise
1upExtra life
OSTOriginal soundtrack
rezResurrection
CoiningUsing The Coin card in Hearthstone
WASWait a second
ZvPZerg versus Protoss
WYBWatch your back
No-hit runTo beat a game without getting hit by an enemy
WLWhatta loser
BTYCBetter than you can
aghsAghanim's Scepter
YMYour mom
DBMDeadly Boss Mods
Board controlTo dominate the game board
gibsGiblets
imbaImbalanced
ZvZZerg versus Zerg
RMAHReal money auction house
No-damage runTo beat a game without receiving any damage
YRGYou are good
GNE1Good night everyone
VPIPVoluntary put in pot
PFRPlasma, Frag, Rocket
ExpExperience
AOIA** on ice
WCWater closet
WRWin ratio
AAAHigh quality video game
SBTSorry 'bout that
ownageCompletely owned
BWLBursting with laughter
HPSHeals per second
mp5Mana per five seconds
PMDPokémon Mystery Dungeon
RushTo quickly attack and cause damage
HYEHave you ever
GSGood shot
FOCFree of charge
PFPlanetary Fortress
BBBig blind
DireThe dark faction in Defense of the Ancients 2
TFBToo freakin' bad
incIncoming
jcJewelcrafter
MulliganTo replace a card
b/rBathroom
AHAuction house
HFHave fun
weiWhatever idiot
FOSFeat of strength
roxorzRocks
KKRKill kill ratio
TTKATime to kick a**
tehThe
RadiantThe light faction in Defense of the Ancients 2
mutMutilate
PS3PlayStation 3
WAMWait a minute
SOHSlight of hand
procProgrammed random occurrence
MUDMulti-User Dimension
GOMLGet on my level
TPvPZTerran Protoss versus Protoss Zerg
RPCRole play chat
WTFOWhat the f***; Over
N1Nice one
NLNo limit
HCGHardcore Gamer
DivingVenturing far into enemy territory
Y/RYeah right
naxNaxxaramas
PS2PlayStation 2
PSPPlayStation Portable
arpArmor penetration
TickingAttacking a blocking opponent
MMBBGMassively Multiplayer Browser-Based Game
FlamerA person who angers other Internet users
gnightGood night
Tower divingAttacking an opposing player under his tower
OwnerPlayer that controls the minion
bgBattleground
WWWell won
EndieEnderman
OBOut-of-bounds
HBTUHappy birthday to you
Fountain divingAttacking an opposing player in his fountain
LFWLooking for work
GBAGameboy Advance
truTrue
KMBKiss my butt
YHSYour hand sucks
IAGTKOMI ain't got that kind of money
InitiatingStarting a team fight
LOSLine of sight
oneshotOne shot completion
LaningStaying in a lane
Early gameBeginning phase of a game
WOOTWe own the other team
critCritical Strike
xblXbox Live
NCNot cool
G2GPGot to go pee
BBOLBe back on later
strStrength
^5High five
protProtection
SUShut up
WipeTotal death
GGPGotta go pee
FTLFor the loss
dalDalaran
MOPMists of Pandaria
GamergateControversy about sexism in video game culture
nxtNext
G2GGS2DGot to go get something to drink
FFEForge fast expand
agiAgility
AIAll in
cdrCooldown reduction
GLNGGood luck next game
TopdeckTo draw from your deck
HOFHall of fame
deDisenchant
iddIndeed
T4TThanks for trade
atsAttack speed
PBEPublic beta environment
RaidRaid group
MTGMagic: The Gathering
Card advantagePossessing more cards than another player
FPFlight point
LootTreasure
JRPGJapanese role-playing game
IVLIn virtual life
terribadTerribly bad
tardRetard
aspdAttack speed
EIEat it
HEHold'em
nmtnNevermind that now
specSpecialization
WSOPWorld Series of Poker
arpenArmor penetration
BioballBiological unit group
upUnderpowered
HONHeroes of Newerth
TCGTrading card game
h4x0rzHackers
BabysitTo assist a champion in getting more powerful
PTIYPASIPut that in your pipe and smoke it
bb/100Big bets per 100 hands
laneMOBA map path
WTCWhat the crap
gratzCongratulations
THTHToo hot to handle
tdTouchdown
VNHVery nice hand
ModdingModifying gameplay
pwn3dOwned
MainMain character
UTGUnder the gun
ClanA video game team
pldPlayed
TWMATill we meet again
tourneyTournament
TF2Team Fortress 2
BottomBottom lane
PVEPlayer versus environment
FarmingEarning experience and items
MOABMassive Ornary Air Blimp
OMDBOver my dead body
PUGPick up group
restoRestoration
WTBWant to buy
SpammerA person who continuously holds down the trigger button
AYBABTUAll your base are belong to us
WDWell done
RQReal quick
Control deckCard deck focused on controlling the game
karaKarazhan
BOBuild order
IFABI found a bug
ammoAmmunition
GL HFGood luck have fun
ROFLMFAORolling on the floor laughing my freakin' a** off
RMPRogue, Mage, Priest
Late game deckCard deck focused on controlling the game
defDefense
FSFull Screen
dstr8Dang straight
vfxVisual effects
SupportChampion who plays on the bottom lane
SPSpell power
SNGSit 'n go
nooblordUltimate newbie
LethalLethal damage
BOTBe on that
PAYGPay as you go
TANSTAFLThere ain't no such thing as a free lunch
CCGCollectible card game
AMPAdventure Multiplayer
ControllerChampion who supports allies
WTTWant to trade
xlr8Accelerate
reRematch
OMGYSOh my gosh you suck
ulUnlucky
ESLElectronic Sports League
BRHBe right here
BKBack
BoTBastion of Twilight
HOICHold on, I'm coming
NotchMinecraft creator
SYIHSee you in h***
BoostingUnfair level boosting
WOTLKWrath of the Lich King
epmEffective actions per minute
MOTDMessage of the day
shatShattrath City
mechMechanical units
GFTDGone for the day
GOW2Gears of War 2
DKPDragon kill points
altAlternate character
kgoOk, go
ARAssault rifle
WTAWinner takes all
dlcDownloadable content
CowMinecraft mob
NCZNo capture zone
TKATotally Kick A**
CampingHolding position
OTKOne turn kill
YSYou suck
roboRobotics Facility
GFGGood friggin' game
PullEnter combat
midMiddle lane
FarmedEfficiently defeated
TvPTerran versus Protoss
GOWGears of War
MooshroomMinecraft mob
NSNo s***
BOEBind on equip
TvZTerran versus Zerg
KOSKill on site
BurstCombination of attacks in a short span of time
L4DLeft for Dead
nukeNuclear missile
NSNice shot
NFENot fully evolved
BIOBring it on
CCCrowd control
L4D2Left for Dead 2
FTMFWFor the mother f***ing win
KOTORKnights of the Old Republic
TPTBThe powers that be
PvPProtoss versus Protoss
PeelingProtecting a champion

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