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Text Messaging Slang

Nearly everyone has a mobile phone these days, so text messaging has become one of the most common mediums for using chat slang. By using acronyms and abbreviations in your text messages, you can save characters and type your messages even faster. Below is a list of slang terms that can help you improve your texting efficiency.

Slang Term Meaning Popularity
IKRI know, right?
NCNo comment
AMAntemeridian
ROFLRolling on the floor laughing
411Information
URYour
w/With
ASAPAs soon as possible
ATMAt the moment
b4Before
w/oWithout
ZZZSleeping
VMVoicemail
24/7Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
WhoaExpression of surprise
b/cBecause
l8rLater
LOLLaughing out loud
uYou
BRBBe right back
OMWOn my way
BTWBy the way
CTNCan't talk now
hahaLaughing
YWhy
ughDisgusted
secSecond
CYECheck your email
2To
LMKLet me know
thxThanks
TYThank you
W8Wait
XDDLaughing especially hard
NPNo problem
PMPostmeridian
WTFWhat the f***
OMGOh my gosh
FTWFor the win
gfGirlfriend
hwHomework
YWYou're welcome
GTGGot to go
SMHShaking my head
SelfieA picture of yourself
BroBrother
PHATPretty hot and tempting
J/KJust kidding
pervPervert
TBCTo be continued
SrySorry
MMBMessage me back
BAEBefore anyone else
TCTake care
L8Late
HOASHold on a second
IACIn any case
TIAThanks in advance
ICI see
TTFNTa-ta for now
msgMessage
plsPlease
TTYLTalk to you later
IDKI don't know
MYOBMind your own business
SMSShort Message Service
fbFacebook
IMOIn my opinion
NMNot much
WBWrite back
DMIDon't mention it
BDBig deal
OOOver and out
ezEasy
MMAMeet me at
BTDTBeen there, done that
nvmNevermind
OTOHOn the other hand
ILYI love you
cSee
IMInstant Messenger
ROFLOLRolling on the floor laughing out loud
TTYSTalk to you soon
luvLove
PDAPublic display of affection
IEThat is
no1No one
WRTWith regard to
OICOh, I see
rAre
plzPlease
CMCall me
KWIMKnow what I mean
BFFLBest friend for life
LYLLove you lots
h8Hate
WRUDWhat are you doing
NLTNo later than
nmNevermind
BBBye bye