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