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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?
YWYou're welcome
ZZZSleeping
411Information
OMWOn my way
AMAntemeridian
TYThank you
ASAPAs soon as possible
ATMAt the moment
b4Before
WBWrite back
fbFacebook
SelfieA picture of yourself
VMVoicemail
pervPervert
b/cBecause
TBCTo be continued
L8Late
thxThanks
uYou
BRBBe right back
URYour
BTWBy the way
CTNCan't talk now
hahaLaughing
FTWFor the win
ughDisgusted
PHATPretty hot and tempting
CYECheck your email
NCNo comment
l8rLater
LMKLet me know
LOLLaughing out loud
msgMessage
secSecond
W8Wait
NMNot much
NPNo problem
XDDLaughing especially hard
PMPostmeridian
w/oWithout
OMGOh my gosh
WTFWhat the f***
gfGirlfriend
hwHomework
SMSShort Message Service
GTGGot to go
SMHShaking my head
MMBMessage me back
YWhy
24/7Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
J/KJust kidding
2To
ROFLRolling on the floor laughing
WhoaExpression of surprise
BroBrother
BAEBefore anyone else
TCTake care
HOASHold on a second
IACIn any case
ICI see
TTYLTalk to you later
SrySorry
TTFNTa-ta for now
TIAThanks in advance
IDKI don't know
MYOBMind your own business
plsPlease
IMOIn my opinion
w/With
IEThat is
BDBig deal
DMIDon't mention it
MMAMeet me at
BTDTBeen there, done that
nvmNevermind
OTOHOn the other hand
rAre
2dayToday
ezEasy
LYLLove you lots
h8Hate
WRUDWhat are you doing
PDAPublic display of affection
OICOh, I see
WRTWith regard to
gbGoodbye
cSee
2niteTonight
4For
KWIMKnow what I mean
ROFLOLRolling on the floor laughing out loud
IMInstant Messenger
CMCall me
BFFLBest friend for life
TTYSTalk to you soon
TYVMThank you very much
NLTNo later than
nmNevermind
no1No one