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