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This Webopedia Quick Reference lists 1,400 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate today's texting lingo.

With the popularity and rise in real-time text-based communications, such as Facebook, Twitter, instant messaging, email, Internet and online gaming services, chat rooms, discussion boards and mobile phone text messaging (SMS), came the emergence of a new text language tailored to the immediacy and compactness of these new communication media. 

Text Message Abbreviations

While it does seem incredible that there are thousands of text abbreviations, different chat abbreviations are used by different groups of people online. For example, gamers are likely to use chat abbreviations that are different than those used by someone running a financial blog updating their Twitter status.

The History of Text Messaging

The world's first text message was sent from a computer to a cellphone by British engineer, Neil Papworth. As reported by CTV News, Papworth sent the text message to his boss on December 03, 1992. It read: "Merry Christmas" and this single text message revolutionized the way we communicate.

1,401 Online Chat and Text Message Abbreviations

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  Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations "Numbers & Characters"

?

I have a question

?

I don't understand what you mean

?4U

I have a question for you

;S

Gentle warning, like "Hmm? What did you say?"

^^

Meaning "read line" or "message above"

<3

Meaning "sideways heart" (love, friendship)

<3

Meaning "broken heart"

<33

Meaning "heart or love" (more 3s is a bigger heart)

@TEOTD

At the end of the day

.02

My (or your) two cents worth

1TG, 2TG

Meaning number of balls needed for win (online gaming/Bingo)

121

One-to-one (private chat initiation)

1337

Leet, meaning 'elite'

143

I love you

1432

I love you too

14AA41

One for all, and all for one

182

I hate you

19

Zero hand (online gaming)

10X

Thanks

10Q

Thank you

1CE

Once

1DR

I wonder

1NAM

One in a million

2

Meaning "to" in SMS

20

Meaning "location"

2EZ

Too easy

2G2BT

Too good to be true

2M2H

Too much too handle

2MI

Too much information

2MOR

Tomorrow

2NTE

Tonight

4

Short for "for" in SMS

411

Meaning "information"

404

I don't know

411

Meaning 'information'

420

Lets get high

420

Meaning "Marijuana"

459

Means I love you (ILY is 459 using keypad numbers)

4AO

For adults only

4COL

For crying out loud

4EAE

Forever and ever 

4NR

Foreigner 

^5

High-five

511

Too much information (more than 411)

555

Sobbing, crying. (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs)

55555

Crying your eyes out (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs)

55555

Meaning Laughing (In Thai language the number 5 is pronounced 'ha'.)

6Y

Sexy

7K

Sick

81

Meaning Hells Angels (H=8th letter of alphabet, A=1st letter of alphabet)

831

I love you (8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning)

86

Over

88

Bye-bye (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs) 

88

Hugs and kisses

9

Parent is watching 

*s*

Meaning "smile"  

*w*

Meaning "wink" 

 "A" Text Message & Chat Abbreviations

A3

Anytime, anywhere, anyplace

AA

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA

As above

AA

Ask about

AAF

As a matter of fact

AAF

As a friend

AAK

Asleep at keyboard

AAK

Alive and kicking

AAMOF

As a matter of fact

AAMOI

As a matter of interest

AAP

Always a pleasure

AAR

At any rate

AAS

Alive and smiling

AASHTA

As always, Sheldon has the answer
(Bike mechanic Sheldon Brown)

AATK

Always at the keyboard

AAYF

As always, your friend

ABBR

Meaning abbreviation

ABC

Already been chewed

ABD

Already been done

ABT

About

ABT2

Meaning 'About to'

ABTA

Meaning Good-bye (signoff)

ABU

All bugged up

AC

Acceptable content

ACC

Anyone can come

ACD

ALT / CONTROL / DELETE

ACDNT

Accident (e-mail, Government)

ACE

Meaning marijuana cigarette

ACK

Acknowledge

ACPT

Accept (e-mail, Government)

ACQSTN

Acquisition (e-mail, Government)

ADAD

Another day, another dollar

ADBB

All done, bye-bye

ADD

Address

ADDY

Address

ADIH

Another day in hell

ADIP

Another day in paradise

ADMIN

Administrator

ADMINR

Administrator (Government)

ADN

Any day now

ADR

Address

AE

Area effect (online gaming)

AEAP

As early as possible

AF

April Fools

AFC

Away from computer

AFAIAA

As far as I am aware

AFAIC

As far as I am concerned

AFAIK

As far as I know

AFAIUI

As far as I understand it

AFAP

As far as possible

AFFA

Angels Forever, Forever Angels

AFJ

April Fool's joke

AFK

Away from keyboard

AFZ

Acronym Free Zone

AFPOE

A fresh pair of eyes

AH

At home

AIAMU

And I am a money's uncle

AIGHT

Alright

AIR

As I remember

AISB

As it should be

AISB

As I said before

AISI

As I see it

AITR

Adult in the room

AKA

Also known as

ALCON

All concerned

ALOL

Actually laughing out loud

AMAP

As much as possible

AMBW

All my best wishes

AML

All my love

AMOF

As a matter of fact

A/N

Author's note

AO

Anarchy Online (online gaming)

AOC

Available on cell

AOE

Area of effect (online game)

AOM

Age of majority

AOM

Age of Mythology (online gaming)

AOTA

All of the above

AOYP

Angel on your pillow

APAC

All praise and credit

APP

Application

APP

Appreciate

AQAP

As quick (or quiet) as possible

ARC

Archive (compressed files)

ARE

Acronym rich environment

ARG

Argument

ASIG

And so it goes

ASAP

As soon as possible

A/S/L

Age/sex/location

ASL

Age/sex/location

ASLA

Age/sex/location/availability

AT

At your terminal

ATB

All the best

ATEOTD

At the end of the day

ATM

At the moment

ATSITS

All the stars in the sky

ATSL

Along the same line (or lines)

AWC

After awhile crocodile

AWESO

Awesome

AWOL

Away without leaving

AWOL

Absent without leave

AYDY

Are you done yet?

AYEC

At your earliest convenience

AYOR

At your own risk

AYSOS

Are you stupid or something?

AYS

Are you serious?

AYT

Are you there?

AYTMTB

And you're telling me this because

AYV

Are you vertical?

AYW

As you were

AYW

As you want / As you wish

AZN

Asian

 

"B" Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

B

Back

B

Be

B&

Banned

B2B

Business-to-business

B2C

Business-to-consumer

B2W

Back to work

B8

Bait (person teased or joked with, or under-aged person/teen)

B9

Boss is watching

B/F

Boyfriend

B/G

Background (personal information request)

B4

Before

B4N

Bye for now

BAG

Busting a gut

BA

Bad *a*

BAFO

Best and final offer

BAK

Back at keyboard

BAM

Below average mentality

BAMF

Bad *a* mother *f*

BAO

Be aware of

BAS

Big 'butt' smile

BASOR

Breathing a sigh of relief

BAU

Business as usual

BAY

Back at ya

BB

Be back

BB

Big brother

BB

Bebi / Baby (Spanish SMS)

BBC

Big bad challenge

BBIAB

Be back in a bit

BBIAF

Be back in a few

BBIAM

Be back in a minute

BBIAS

Be back in a sec

BBL

Be back later

BBN

Bye, bye now

BBQ

Barbeque, "Ownage", shooting score/frag (online gaming)

BBS

Be back soon

BBT

Be back tomorrow

BC

Because

B/C

Because

BC

Be cool

BCNU

Be seeing you

BCOS

Because

BCO

Big crush on

BCOY

Big crush on you

BD

Big deal

BDAY

Birthday

B-DAY

Birthday

BDN

Big darn number

BEG

Big evil grin

BF

Boyfriend

BF

Brain fart

BFAW

Best friend at work

BF2

Battlefield 2 (online gaming)

BF

Best friend

BFF

Best friends forever

BFFL

Best friends for life

BFFLNMW

Best friends for life, no matter what

BFD

Big freaking deal

BFG

Big  freaking grin

BFFN

Best friend for now

BFN

Bye for now

BG

Big grin

BGWM

Be gentle with me

BHL8

Be home late

BIB

Boss is back

BIBO

Beer in, beer out

BIC

Butt in chair

BIF

Before I forget

BIH

Burn in hell

BIL

Brother in law

BION

Believe it or not

BIOYA

Blow it out your *a*

BIOYN

Blow it out your nose

BISFLATM

Boy, I sure feel like a turquoise monkey! (unverified)

BITMT

But in the meantime

BL

Belly laugh

BLNT

Better luck next time

BM

Bite me

BME

Based on my experience

BM&Y

Between me and you

BOB

Back off *buddy*

BN

Bad news

BOE

Meaning "bind on equip" (online gaming)

BOL

Best of luck

BOM

*b* of mine

BOLO

Be on the look out

BOOMS

Bored out of my skull

BOP

Meaning "bind on pickup" (online gaming)

BOSMKL

Bending over smacking my knee laughing

BOT

Back on topic

BOT

Be on that

BOYF

Boyfriend

BPLM

Big person little mind

BRB

Be right back

BR

Best regards

BRBB

Be right back *babe*

BRNC

Be right back, nature calls

BRD

Bored

BRH

Be right here

BRT

Be right there

BSF

But seriously folks

BSOD

Blue screen of death

BSTS

Better safe than sorry

BT

Bite this

BT

Between technologies

BTA

But then again

BTDT

Been there, done that

BTW

By the way 

BTYCL

Meaning 'Bootycall'

BUBU

Slang term for the most beautiful of women

BWL

Bursting with laughter 

BYOB

Bring your own beer 

BYOC

Bring your own computer

BYOD

Bring your own device

BYOH

Bat you on (the) head

BYOP

Bring your own paint (paintball)

BYTM

Better you than me

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"C" Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

C&G

Chuckle & grin

C4N

Ciao for now

CAD

Control + Alt + Delete

CAD

Short for Canada/Canadian

CAM

Camera (SMS)

CB

Coffee break

CB

Chat break

CB

Crazy *b*

CD9

Code 9, Meaning "parents are around"

CFS

Care for secret?

CFY

Calling for you

CHK

Check

CIAO

Good-bye (Italian word)

CICO

Coffee in, coffee out

CID

Crying in disgrace

CID

Consider it done

CLAB

Crying like a baby

CLD

Could

CLK

Click

CM

Call me

CMB

Call me back

CMAP

Cover my *a* partner (online gaming)

CMIIW

Correct me if I'm wrong

CMON

Come on

CNP

Continued (in) next post

COB

Close of business

COH

City of Heroes (online gaming)

COS

Because

C/P

Cross post

CP

Chat post (or continue in IM)

CR8

Create

CRE8

Create

CRA CRA

Slang term meaning "crazy"

CRAFT

Can't remember a *freaking* thing

CRB

Come right back

CRBT 

Crying really big tears 

CRIT 

Meaning "critical hit" (online gaming)

CRZ 

Crazy

CRS 

Can't remember *stuff*

CSG

Chuckle, snicker, grin

CSL

Can't stop laughing

CSS

Counter-Strike Source (online gaming)

CT

Can't talk

CTC

Care to chat?

CTHU

Cracking the *heck* up

CTN

Can't talk now

CTO

Check this out

CU

See you too

CU

See you

CU2

See you

CUA

See you around

CUL

See you later

CULA

See you later alligator

CUL8R

See you later

CUMID

See you in my dreams

CURLO

See you around like a donut

CWOT

Complete waste of time

CWYL

Chat with you later

CX

Meaning "Correction"

CYA

See you

CYAL8R

See you later

CYE

Check your e-mail

CYEP

Close your eyes partner (online gaming)

CYO

See you online

 "D"  Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

D2

Dedos / fingers (Spanish SMS)

D46?

Down for sex?

DA

Meaning "The"

DAoC

Dark Age of Camelot (online gaming)

DBAU

Doing business as usual

DBEYR

Don't believe everything you read

DC

Disconnect

DD

Dear (or Darling) daughter

DD

Due diligence

DDG

Drop dead gorgeous

DEGT

Dear (or Darling) daughter

DERP

Meaning stupid or silly

DF

Don't even go there

DFL

Dead *freaking* last (online gaming)

DGA

Don’t go anywhere

DGAF

Don't give a *freak*

DGT

Don't go there

DGTG

Don't go there, girlfriend

DH

Dear (or Darling) husband

DHU

Dinosaur hugs (used to show support)

DIIK

Darned if I know

DIKU

Do I know you?

DILLIGAF

Do I look like I give a *freak*?

DILLIGAS

Do I look like I give a sugar?

DIS

Did I say?

DITYID

Did I tell you I'm distressed?

DIY

Do it yourself

DKDC

Don't know, don't care

DKP

Dragon kill points (online gaming)

D/L

Download

DL

Download

DL

Down low

DLBBB

Don't let (the) bed bugs bite

DLTBBB

Don't let the bed bugs bite

DM

Doesn't matter

DM

Direct message (Twitter slang)

DM

Do me

DM

Dungeon Master (online gaming)

DMNO

Dude Man No Offense

DMY

Don't mess yourself

DN

Down

DNC

Do not compute (meaning I do not understand)

DNR

Dinner (SMS)

DNT

Don't

d00d

Dude

DOE

Daughter of Eve

DP

Display Picture (Yahoo Messenger Chat)

DPS

Damage per second (online gaming)

DQMOT

Don't quote me on this

DR

Didn't read

DS

Dear (or Darling) son

DTR

Define the relationship

DTRT

Do the right thing

DTS

Don't think so

DTTD

Don't touch that dial

DUPE

Duplicate

DUR

Do you remember?

DV8

Deviate

DW

Dear (or Darling) wife

DWF

Divorced white female

DWM

Divorced white male

DXNRY

Dictionary

DYNWUTB

Do you know what you are talking about?

DYFI

Did you find it?

DYFM

Dude, you fascinate me

DYJHIW

Don't you just hate it when...?

DYOR

Do your own research (common stock market chat slang)

 "E"  Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

E

Ecstasy

E

Enemy (online gaming)

E1

Everyone

E123

Easy as one, two, three

E2EG

Ear to ear grin

EAK

Eating at keyboard

EBKAC

Error between keyboard and chair

ED

Erase display

EF4T

Effort

EG

Evil grin

EI

Eat it

EIP

Editing in progress

EM

E-mail (Twitter slang)

EMA

E-mail address (Twitter slang)

EMFBI

Excuse me for butting in

EMFBI

Excuse me for jumping in

EMSG

E-mail message

ENUF

Enough

EOD

End of day

EOD

End of discussion

EOL

End of lecture

EOL

End of life

EOM

End of message

EOS

End of show

EOT

End of transmission

EQ

EverQuest (online gaming)

ERS2

Eres tz / are you (Spanish SMS)

ES

Erase screen

ESAD

Eat *S* and die!

ETA

Estimated time (of) arrival

ETA

Edited to add

EVA

Ever

EVO

Evolution

EWG

Evil wicked grin (in fun, teasing)

EWI

Emailing while intoxicated

EYC

Excitable, yet calm

EZ

Easy

EZY

Easy

 "F"  Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

F

Meaning female

F2F

Face to face

F2P

Free to play (online gaming)

FAAK

Falling asleep at keyboard

FAB

Fabulous

Facepalm

Used to represent the gesture of "smacking your forehead with your palm" to express embarrassment or frustration

FAF

Funny as *freak*

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

FAY

*Freak* all you

FB

Facebook

FBC

Facebook chat

FBF

Fat boy food (e.g. pizza, burgers, fries)

FBFR

FaceBook friend

FBM

Fine by me

FBOW

For better or worse

FC

Fingers crossed

FC

Full card (online gaming)

FC'INGO

For crying out loud

FEITCTAJ

*Freak* 'em if they can't take a joke

FF

Follow Friday (Twitter slang)

FFA

Free for all (online gaming)

FFS

For *freak'*sakes

FICCL

Frankly I couldn't care a less

FIF

*Freak* I'm funny

FIIK

*Freaked* if I know

FIIOOH

Forget it, I'm out of here

FIL

Father in law

FIMH

Forever in my heart

FISH

First in, still here

FITB

Fill in the blank

FML

*Freak* My Life

FOMC

Falling off my chair

FOAD

*Freak* off and die

FOAF

Friend of a friend

FOMCL

Falling off my chair laughing

FRT

For real though

FTBOMH

From the bottom of my heart

FTL

For the loss

FTW

For the win

FU

*Freak* you

FUBAR

Fouled up beyond all recognition

FUBB

Fouled up beyond belief

FUD

Face up deal (online gaming)

FW

Forward

FWB

Friend with benefits

FWIW

For what it's worth

FWM

Fine with me

FYEO

For your eyes only

FYA

For your amusement

FYI

For your information

 "G"  Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

G

Grin

G

Giggle

G/F

Girlfriend

G2CU

Good to see you

G2G

Got to go

G2GICYAL8ER

Got to go I'll see you later

G2R

Got to run

G2TU

Got to tell u (you)

G4C

Going for coffee

G9

Genius

GA

Go ahead

GAC

Get a clue

GAFC

Get a *freaking* clue

GAL

Get a life

GAS

Got a second?

GAS

Greetings and salutations

GB

Goodbye

GBTW

Get back to work

GBU

God bless you

GD

Good

GDR

Grinning, ducking, and running

GD/R

Grinning, ducking, and running

GFI

Go for it

GF

Girl friend

GFN

Gone for now

GG

Gotta Go

GG

Good Game (online gaming)

GG

Brother (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs)

GGA

Good game, all (online gaming)

GGE1

Good game, everyone (online gaming)

GGU2

Good game, you too

GGMSOT

Gotta get me some of that

GGOH

Gotta Get Outa Here

GGP

Got to go pee

GH

Good hand (online gaming)

GIAR

Give it a rest

GIC

Gift in crib (online gaming)

GIGO

Garbage in, garbage out

GIRL

Guy in real life

GJ

Good job

GL

Good luck

GL2U

Good luck to you (online gaming)

GLA

Good luck all (online gaming)

GL/HF

Good luck, have fun  (online gaming)

GLE

Good luck everyone (online gaming)

GLE1

Good luck everyone (online gaming)

GLNG

Good luck next game (online gaming)

GMBA

Giggling my butt off

GMTA

Great minds think alike

GMV

Got my vote

GN

Good night

GNA

Good night all

GNE1

Good night everyone

GNIGHT

Good night

GNITE

Good night

GNSD

Good night, sweet dreams

GOI

Get over it

GOL

Giggling out loud

GOMB

Get off my back

GPOY

Gratuitous picture of yourself

GR8

Great

GRATZ

Congratulations

GRL

Girl

GRWG

Get right with God

GR&D

Grinning, running and ducking

GS

Good shot

GS

Good split (online gaming)

GT

Good try

GTFO

Get the *freak* out

GTG

Got to go

GTM

Giggling to myself

GTRM

Going to read mail 

GTSY

Great (or good) to see you 

GUD

Good 

GWHTLC

Glad we had this little chat

 "H"  Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

H

Hug

H8

Hate

H8TTU

Hate to be you

HAG1

Have a good one

HAK

Hug and kiss

HAU

How about you?

H&K

Hugs & kisses

H2CUS

Hope to see you soon

HAGN

Have a good night

HAGO

Have a good one

HAND

Have a nice day

HB

Hurry back

HB

Hug back

H-BDAY

Happy Birthday

HBU

How about you?

HF

Have fun

HFAC

Holy flipping animal crackers

H-FDAY

Happy Father's Day

HHIS

Head hanging in shame

HL

Half Life (online gaming)

HLA

Hola / hello (Spanish SMS)

H-MDAY

Happy Mother's Day

HNL

(w)Hole 'nother level

HOAS

Hold on a second

HP

Hit points / Health points (online gaming)

HRU

How are you?

HTH

Hope this helps

HUB

Head up butt

HUYA

Head up your *butt*

HV

Have 

HVH

Heroic Violet Hold (online gaming)

HW

Homework

 "I" Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

I2

I too (me too)

IA8

I already ate

IAAA

I am an accountant

IAAD

I am a doctor

IAAL

I am a lawyer

IAC

In any case

IAE

In any event

IANAC

I am not a crook

IANAL

I am not a lawyer

IAO

I am out (of here)

IB

I'm back

IB

I'm back

IC

I see

ICAM

I couldn't agree more

ICBW

It could be worse

ICEDI

I can't even discuss it

ICFILWU

I could fall in love with you

ICYMI

In case you missed it (Twitter slang)

IDBI

I don't believe it

IDC

I don't care

IDGAF

 I don't give a *freak*

IDK

I don't know

IDTS

I don't think so

IDUNNO

I don't know

IFYP

I feel your pain

IG2R

I got to run

IGHT

I got high tonight

IGN

I (I've) got nothing

IGP

I got to (go) pee

IHNI

I have no idea

IIRC

If I remember correctly

IIIO

Intel inside, idiot outside

IK

I know

IKR

I know, right?

ILBL8

I'll be late

ILU

I love you

ILUM

I love you man

ILY

I love you

IM

Instant message

IMAO

In my arrogant opinion

IMHO

In my humble opinion

ImL

(in Arial font) Means I love you (a way of using the American sign language in text)

IMNSHO

In my not so humble opinion

IMO

In my opinion

IMS

I am sorry

IMSB

I am so bored

IMTM

I am the man

IMU

I miss u (you)

INAL

I'm not a lawyer

INC

Meaning "incoming" (online gaming)

IOMH

In over my head

IOW

In other words

IRL

In real life

IRMC

I rest my case

ISLY

I still love you

ITAM

It's The Accounting, Man (financial blogs)

ITYK

I thought you knew

IUSS

If you say so

IWALU

I will always love you

IWAWO

I want a way out

IWIAM

Idiot wrapped in a moron

IYKWIM

If you know what I mean

IYO

In your opinion

IYQ

Meaning "I like you"

IYSS

If you say so

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"J" Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

j00

You

j00r

Your

JAC

Just a second

JAM

Just a minute

JAS

Just a second

JC (J/C)

Just checking

JDI

Just do it

JFF

Just for fun

JFGI

Just *freaking* Google it

JIC

Just in case

JJ (J/J)

Just joking

JJA

Just joking around

JK (J/K)

Just kidding

JLMK

Just let me know

JMO

Just my opinion

JP

Just playing 

JP

Jackpot (online gaming, bingo games)

JT (J/T)

Just teasing

JTLYK

Just to let you know

JV

Meaning "joint venture"

JW

Just wondering

"K" Text Messages / Chat Abbreviations

K

Okay

KK

Knock, knock

KK

Okay, Okay!

K8T

Katie

k/b

Keyboard

KB

Keyboard

KB

Kick butt (online gaming)

KDFU

Means Cracking (K) the (D as in Da) *freak* up

KEWL

Cool

KEYA

I will key you later

KEYME

Key me when you get in

KFY

Kiss for you

KIA

Know it all

KISS

Keep it simple, stupid

KIT

Keep in touch

KMA

Kiss my *a*

KMK

Kiss my keister

KMT

Kiss my tushie

KOC

Kiss on cheek

KOL

Kiss on cheek

KOS

Kid over shoulder

 

Kill on sight

KOW

Knock on wood

KOTC

Kiss on the cheek

KOTL

Kiss on the lips

KNIM

Know what I mean?

KNOW

Meaning "knowledge"

KPC

Keeping parents clueless

KS

Kill then steal (online gaming)

KSC

Kind (of) sort (of) chuckle

KT

Katie

KUTGW

Keep up the good work

 "L"  Text Message & Chat Abbreviations

L2G

Like to go?

L2G

(would) Love to go

L2K

Like to come

l33t

Leet, meaning 'elite'

L8R

Later

L8RG8R

Later, gator

LBAY

Laughing back at you

LD

Later, dude

LD

Long distance

LDO

Like, duh obviously

LEMENO

Let me know

LERK

Leaving easy reach of keyboard

LFD

Left for day

LFG

Looking for group (online gaming)

LFG

Looking for guard (online gaming)

LFM

Looking for more (online gaming)

LGH

Lets get high

LH6

Lets have sex

LHSX

Lets have sex

LHM

Lord help me

LHO

Laughing head off

LI

LinkedIn

LIC

Like I care

LIK

Meaning liquor

LIMT

Laugh in my tummy

LLGB

Love, later, God bless

LLS

Laughing like *silly*

LMAO

Laughing my *a* off

LMBO

Laughing my butt off

LMFAO

Laughing my freaking *a* off

LMIRL

Lets meet in real life

LMK

Let me know

LMMFAO

Laughing my mother freaking a** off

LMNK

Leave my name out

LMS

Like my status (Facebook)

LNT

Meaning lost in translation

LOA

List of acronyms

LOL

Laughing out loud

LOL

Laugh out loud

LOL

Lots of love

LOLH

Laughing out loud hysterically

LOLO

Lots of love

LOLWTF

Laughing out loud (saying) "What the *freak*?"

LOTI

Laughing on the inside

LOTR

Lord of The Rings (online gaming)

LQTM

Laughing quietly to myself

LSHMBH

Laugh so hard my belly hurts

LSV

Language, sex and violence

LTD

Living the dream

LTLWDLS

Let's twist like we did last summer

LTNS

Long time no see

LTOD

Laptop of death

LTS

Laughing to self

LULT

Love you long time

LULZ

Slang for LOL

LVM

Left voice mail

LWOS

Laughing without smiling

LY

Love ya 

LYLAS

Love you like a sis

LYLC

Love you like crazy

LYSM

Love you so much

 "M" Text Messages & Chat Abbreviations

M$

Microsoft

M8

Mate

MB

Mamma's boy

MBS

Mom behind shoulder

MC

Merry Christmas

MDIAC

My Dad is a cop

MEGO

My eyes glaze over

MEH

Meaning a "shrug" or shrugging shoulders

MEH

Meaning a "so-so" or "just okay"

MEHH

Meaning a "sigh" or sighing

MEZ

Meaning "mesmerize" (online gaming)

MFI

Mad for it

MGB

May God bless

MGMT

Management

MIRL

Meet in real life

MISS.(number)

Meaning "child and her age". Miss.3 would be a 3-year old daughter

MKAY

Meaning "Mmm, okay"

MLM

Meaning give the middle finger

MM

Sister (Mandarin Chinese txt msg)

MMK

Meaning okay? (as a question)

MNC

Mother nature calls

MNSG

Mensaje (message in Spanish)

MorF

Male or female?

MOMBOY

Mamma's boy

MOO

My own opinion

MOOS

Member of the opposite sex

MOS

Mother over shoulder

MOSS

Member of same sex

MP

Mana points (online gaming)

MR.(number)

Meaning "child and his age". Mr.3 would be a 3-year old son

MRT

Modified ReTweet  (Twitter slang)

MSG

Message

MTF

More to follow

MTFBWU

May the force be with you

MU

Miss U (you)

MUAH

Multiple unsuccessful attempts (at/to) humor

MUSM

Miss you so much

MWAH

Meaning "kiss" (it is is the sound made when kissing through the air)

MYO

Mind your own (business)

MYOB

Mind your own business

 "N"  Text Message & Chat Abbreviations

n00b

Newbie

N1

Nice one

N2M

Nothing too much

NADT

Not a darn thing

NALOPKT

Not a lot of people know that

NANA

Not now, no need

NBD

No big deal

NBFAB

No bad for a beginner (online gaming)

NC

Nice crib (online gaming)

ND

Nice double (online gaming)

NE

Any

NE1

Anyone

NFM

None for me / Not for me

NFM

Not for me

NGL

Not gonna (going to) lie

NFS

Need for Speed (online gaming)

NFS

Not for sale

NFW

No *freaking* way

NFW

Not for work

NFWS

Not for work safe

NH

Nice hand (online gaming)

NIFOC

Naked in front of computer

NIGI

Now I get it

NIMBY

Not in my back yard

NIROK

Not in reach of keyboard

NLT

No later than

NM

Nothing much

NM

Never mind

NM

Nice meld (online gaming)

NMH

Not much here

NMJC

Nothing much, just chilling

NMU

Not much, you?

NO1

No one

NOOB

Meaning someone who is bad at (online) games

NOWL

Meaning "knowledge"

NOYB

None of your business

NP

No problem

NPC

Non-playing character (online gaming)

NQT

Newly qualified teacher

NR

Nice roll (online gaming)

NRN

No response/reply necessary

NS

Nice score (online gaming)

NS

Nice split (online gaming)

NSA

No strings attached

NSFW

Not safe for work

NSISR

Not sure if spelled right

NT

Nice try

NTHING

Nothing (SMS)

NTS

Note to self

NVM

Never mind

NVR

Never

NW

No way

NWO

No way out

"O"  Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

O4U

Only for you

O

Opponent (online gaming)

O

Meaning "hugs"

O

Over

OA

Online auctions
(see more auction abbreviations)

OATUS

On a totally unrelated subject

OB

Oh baby

OB

Oh brother

OBV

Obviously

OG

Original gangster

OGIM

Oh God, it's Monday

OH

Overheard

OI

Operator indisposed

OIB

Oh, I'm back

OIC

Oh, I see

OJ

Only joking

OL

Old lady

OLL

Online love

OM

Old man

OM

Oh, my

OMAA

Oh, my aching *A* (butt)

OMDB

Over my dead body

OMFG

Oh my *freaking* God

omfglmaobbqrofl
copteriss

   oh my *freaking* god, laugh my *a* off, owned, roll on floor spinning around I'm so sad

OMG

Oh my God

OMGYG2BK

Oh my God, you got to be kidding

OMW

On my way

ONL

Online

OO

Over and out

OOC

Out of character

OOH

Out of here

OOTD

One of these days

OOTO

Out of the office

OP

On phone

ORLY

Oh really?

OS

Operating system

OT

Off topic (discussion forums)

OTB

Off to bed

OTFL

On the floor laughing

OTL

Out to lunch

OTOH

On the other hand

OTP

On the phone

OTT

Over the top

OTTOMH

Off the top of my head

OTW

Off to work

OVA

Over

OYO

On your own

 "P"  Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

P

Partner (online gaming)

P2P

Parent to parent

P2P

Peer to peer

P2P

Pay to play (online gaming)

P911

Parents coming into room alert

PAT

Meaning "patrol" (online gaming)

PAW

Parents are watching

PBOOK

Phonebook (e-mail)

PC

Player character (online gaming)

PCM

Please call me

PDA

Personal display (of) affection

PDH

Pretty darn happy

PDS

Please don't shoot

PDQ

Pretty darn quick

PEEPS

People

PFT

Pretty *freaking* tight

PIC

Picture

PIP

Peeing in pants (laughing hard)

PIR

Parents in room

PISS

Put in some sugar

PITA

Pain in the *butt*

PKMN

Pokemon (online gaming)

PL8

Plate

PLD

Played

PLMK

Please let me know

PLS

Please

PLU

People like us

PLZ

Please

PLZTLME

Please tell me

PM

Private Message

PMFI

Pardon me for interrupting

PMFJI

Pardon me for jumping in

PMSL

Pee myself laughing

POAHF

Put on a happy face

POS

Parent over shoulder

POV

Point of view

POV

Privately owned vehicle (originally used to differentiate an individual's vehicle from a military vehicle)

PPL

People

PPU

Pending pick-up

PROLLY

Probably

PROGGY

Meaning computer program

PRON

Meaning pornography

PRT

Party

PRT

Please Retweet (Twitter slang)

PRW

People/parents are watching

PSOS

Parent standing over shoulder

PSP

Playstation Portable

PST

Please send tell (online gaming)

PTFO

Pass the *freak* out

PTIYPASI

Put that in your pipe and smoke it

PTL

Praise the Lord

PTMM

Please tell me more

PTO

Paid time off

PTO

Personal time off

PTO

Parent Teacher Organization

PUG

Pick up group (online gaming)

PVP

Player versus player (online gaming)

PWN

Meaning "own"

PXT

Please explain that

PU

That stinks!

PUKS

Pick up kids (SMS)

PYT

Pretty young thing

PZ

Peace 

PZA

Pizza

 "Q"  Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

Q

Queue

Q4U

(I have a) question for you

QC

Quality control

QFE

Question for everyone

QFI

Quoted for idiocy

QFI

Quoted for irony

QIK

Quick

QL

Quit laughing

QOTD

Quote of the day

QQ (qq)

Meaning "crying eyes"

QQ

Quick question

QSL

Reply 

QSO

Conversation

QT

Cutie

QTPI

Cutie pie

 "R"  Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

R

Meaning "are"

R8

Rate (SMS)

RBAY

Right back at you

RFN

Right *freaking* now

RHIP

Rank has its privileges

RIP

Rest in peace

RL

Real life

RLY

Really

RME

Rolling my eyes

RMLB

Read my lips baby

RMMM

Read my mail man

ROFL

Rolling on floor laughing

ROFLCOPTER

Rolling on floor laughing and spinning around

ROFLMAO

Rolling on the floor, laughing my *butt* off

ROTFL

Rolling on the floor laughing

ROTFLUTS

Rolling on the floor laughing unable to speak

RS

Runescape (online gaming)

RSN

Real soon now

RT

Roger that

RT

Retweet (Twitter slang)

RTBS

Reason to be single

RTFM

Read the *freaking* manual

RTFQ

Read the *freaking* question

RTHX

Meaning "Thanks for the RT (Retweet)" (Twitter slang)

RTMS

Read the manual, stupid

RTNTN

Retention (e-mail, Government)

RTRCTV

Retroactive (e-mail, Government)

RTRMT

Retirement (e-mail, Government)

RTSM

Read the stupid manual

RTWFQ

Read the whole *freaking* question

RU

Are you?

RUMOF

Are you male or female?

RUT

Are u (you) there?

RUOK

Are you okay?

RX

Regards

RW

Real world

RX

Meaning drugs or prescriptions

RYB

Read your Bible 

RYO

Roll your own

RYS

Read your screen 

RYS

Are you single?

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 "S"  Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

S2R

Send to receive (meaning send me your picture to get mine)

S2S

Sorry to say

S4L

Spam for life

SAL

Such a laugh

SAT

Sorry about that

SB

Should be

SB

Smiling back

SBIA

Meaning Standing back in amazement

SBT

Sorry 'bout that

SC

Stay cool

SD

Sweet dreams

SDMB

Sweet dreams, my baby

SETE

Smiling Ear-to-Ear

SELFIE

A photo that is taken of oneself for social media sharing (definition)

SFAIK

So far as I know

SH

Same here

SH^

Shut up

SHID

Slapping head in disgust

SICNR

Sorry, I could not resist

SIG2R

Sorry, I got to run

SIHTH

Stupidity is hard to take

SIMYC

Sorry I missed your call

SIR

Strike it rich

SIS

Snickering in silence

SIS

Meaning sister

SIT

Stay in touch

SK8

Skate

SK8NG

Skating

SK8R

Skater

SK8RBOI

Skater Boy

SLAP

Sounds like a plan

SMEXI

Combination of sexy and Mexican, used to describe attractive people

SMHID

Scratching my head in disbelief

SNAFU

Situation normal all fouled up

SNERT

Snot nosed egotistical rude teenager

SO

Significant other

SOAB

Son of a *B*

S'OK

Meaning It' (s) okay (ok)

SOL

Sooner or later

SOMY

Sick of me yet?

SorG

Straight or Gay?

SOS

Meaning help

SOS

Son of Sam

SOT

Short of time

SOTMG

Short of time, must go

SOWM

Someone with me

SPK

Speak (SMS)

SRSLY

Seriously

SPST

Same place, same time

SPTO

Spoke to

SQ

Square

SRY

Sorry

SS

So sorry

SSDD

Same stuff, different day

SSIF

So stupid it's funny

SSINF

So stupid it's not funny

ST&D

Stop texting and drive

STFU

Shut the *freak* up

STR8

Straight

STW

Search the Web

SUITM

See you in the morning

SUL

See you later

SUP

What's up?

SUTH

So use(d) to haters (Facebook)

SUX

Meanings sucks or "it sucks"

SUYF

Shut up you fool

SWAG

Meaning free stuff and giveaways from tech tradeshows (define)

SWAG

Scientific wild *a* guess

SWAK

Sent (or sealed) with a kiss

SWALK

Sealed (or sealed) with a loving kiss

SWAT

Scientific wild *butt* guess

SWL

Screaming with laughter

SWMBO

She who must be obeyed. Meaning wife or partner

SYL

See you later 

SYS

See you soon 

SYY

Shut your yapper

 "T"  Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

T+

Think positive

T4BU

Thanks for being you

T:)T

Think happy thoughts

TA

Thanks a lot

TAFN

That's all for now

TAM

Tomorro a.m.

TANK

Meaning really strong

TANKED

Meaning "owned"

TANKING

Meaning "owning"

TARFU

Things Are Really *fouled* Up.

TAU

Thinking about u (you)

TAUMUALU

Thinking about you miss you always love you

TBAG

Process of disgracing a corpse, taunting a fragged/killed player (online gaming)

TBC

To be continued

TBD

To be determined

TBH

To be honest

TBL

Text back later

TC

Take care

TCB

Take care of business

TCOY

Take care of yourself

TD

Tower defense (online gaming)

TD2M

Talk dirty to me

TDTM

Talk dirty to me

TFF

Too *freaking* funny

TFS

Thanks for sharing

TFTF

Thanks for the follow (Twitter slang)

TFTI

Thanks for the invitation

TG

Thank goodness

TGIF

Thank God it's Friday

THX

Thanks

THT

Think happy thoughts

THNX

Thanks

THNQ

Thank-you (SMS)

TIA

Thanks in advance

TIAD

Tomorrow is another day

TIC

Tongue-in-cheek

TIL

Today I learned

TILIS

Tell it like it is

TIR

Teacher in room

TLK2UL8R

Talk to you later

TL

Too long

TMA

Take my advice

TMB

Text me back

TMB

Tweet me back (Twitter slang)

TMI

Too much information

TMOT

Trust me on this

TMTH

Too much to handle

TMWFI

Take my word for it

TNSTAAFL

There's no such thing as a free lunch

TNT

Til next time

TOJ

Tears of joy

TOS

Terms of service

TOU

Thinking of you

TOY

Thinking of you

TPM

Tomorrow p.m.

TPTB

The powers that be

TQ

Te quiero / I love you (Spanish SMS)

TSH

Tripping so hard

TSNF

That's so not fair

TSTB

The sooner, the better

TTFN

Ta ta for now

TTLY

Totally

TTTT

These things take time

TTUL

Talk to you later

TU

Thank you

TUI

Turning you in

TWSS

That's what she said

TTG

Time to go

TTYAFN

Talk to you awhile from now

TTYL

Talk to you later

TTYS

Talk to you soon

TY

Thank you

TYFC

Thank you for charity (online gaming)

TYFYC

Thank you for your comment

TYS

Told you so

TYT

Take your time

TYSO

Thank you so much

TYAFY

Thank you and *freak* you

TYVM

Thank you very much

 "U"  Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

^URS

Up yours

UCMU

You crack me up

UDI

Unidentified drinking injury (meaning bruise, scratch, ache and so on)

UDM

U (You) da (the) man

UDS

Ugly domestic scene

UFB

Un *freaking* believable

UFN

Until further notice

UGTBK

You've got to be kidding

UKTR

You know that's right

UL

Upload

U-L

Meaning "You will"

UNA

Use no acronyms

UN4TUN8

Unfortunate

UNBLEFBLE

Unbelievable

UNCRTN

Uncertain

UNPC

Un- (not) politically correct

UOK

(Are) You ok?

UR

You are / You're

UR2YS4ME

You are too wise for me

URA*

You are a star

URH

You are hot (U R Hot)

URSKTM

You are so kind to me

URTM

You are the man

URW

You are welcome

USBCA

Until something better comes along

USU

Usually

UT

Unreal Tournament (online gaming)

UT2L

You take too long

UTM

You tell me

UV

Unpleasant visual

UW

You're welcome

 "V"  Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

V

Very

VAT

Value added tax

VBL

Visible bra line

VBS

Very big smile

VEG

Very evil grin

VFF

Very freaking funny

VFM

Value for money

VGC

Very good condition

VGG

Very good game (online gaming)

VGH

Very good hand (online gaming)

VIP

Very important person

VM

Voice mail

VN

Very nice

VNH

Very nice hand (online gaming)

VoIP

Voice over Internet Protocol (definition)

VRY

Very

VSC

Very soft chuckle

VSF

Very sad face

VWD

Very well done (online gaming)

VWP

Very well played (online gaming)

 "W"  Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

W@

What?

W/

With

W/B

Welcome back

W3

WWW (Web address)

W8

Wait

WAH

Working at home

WAJ

What a jerk

WAM

Wait a minute

WAN2

Want to? (SMS)

WAN2TLK

Want to talk

WAREZ

meaning pirated (illegally gained) software

WAS

Wait a second

WAS

Wild *a* guess

WAWA

Where are we at?

WAYF

Where are you from?

W/B

Write back

WB

Welcome back

WBS

Write back soon

WBU

What about you?

WC

Welcome

WC

Who cares

WCA

Who cares anyway

W/E

Whatever

W/END

Weekend

WE

Whatever

WEBO

Webopedia

WEP

Weapon (online gaming)

WH5

Who, what, when, where, why

WIBNI

Wouldn't it be nice if

WDALYIC

Who died and left you in charge

WDYK

What do you know?

WDYT

What do you think?

WGACA

What do you think?

WIIFM

What's in it for me?

WISP

Winning is so pleasurable

WITP

What is the point?

WITW

What in the world

WIU

Wrap it up

WK

Week

WKD

Weekend

WRT

With regard to

WL

Whatta loser

W/O

Without

WOMBAT

Waste of money, brains and time

WOW

World of Warcraft (online gaming)

WRK

Work

WRU@

Where are you at?

WRUD

What are you doing?

WTB

Want to buy (online gaming)

WTF

What the *freak* ?

WTFE

What the *freak* ever

WTFO

What the *freak* ?, over.

WTG

Way to go

WTGP

Want to go private (talk out of public chat area)

WTH

What the heck?

WTM

Who's the man?

WTS

Want to sell? (online gaming)

WTT

Want to trade? (online gaming)

WU

What's up?

WUCIWUG

What you see is what you get

WUF

Where are you from?

WUP

What's up?

WUT

Meaning "what"

WUW

What u (you) want?

WUU2

What are you up to?

WUZ

Meaning "was"

WWJD

What would Jesus do?

WWJD

What Would Judd Do? (Artist Donald Judd, who was known to do things in his own compulsive way.)

WWNC

Will wonders never cease

WWYC

Write when you can

WYCM

Will you call me?

WYD

What (are) you doing?

WYGAM

When you get a minute

WYHAM

When you have a minute

WYLEI

When you least expect it

WYSIWYG

What you see is what you get 

WYWH

Wish you were here

 "X"  Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

X-1-10

Meaning "Exciting"

X

Kiss

X!

Meaning "a typical woman"

XD

Meaning "really hard laugh" (where D is a smiley mouth)

XD

Meaning a "devilish smile"

XME

Excuse Me

XOXOXO

Hugs & Kisses

XLNT

Excellent 

XLR8

Meaning "faster" or "going faster"

XYL

Ex-young lady, meaning wife. (amateur radio) 

XYZ

Examine your zipper

 "Y"  Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

Y?

Why?

Y

Meaning Yawn

Y2K

You're too kind

YA

Your

YAA

Yet another acronym

YABA

Yet another bloody acronym

YARLY

Ya, really?

YBIC

Your brother in Christ

YBS

You'll be sorry

YCDBWYCID

You can't do business when your computer is down

YCHT

You can have them

YCLIU

You can look it up

YCMU

You crack me up

YCT

Meaning Your comment to?

YD

Yesterday

YF

Wife

YG

Young gentleman

YGTBKM

You've got to be kidding me

YGG

You go girl

YHBT

You have been trolled

YHBW

You have been warned

YHL

You have lost

YIU

Yes, I understand

YKW

You know what

YKWYCD

You know what you can do

YL

Young lady

YMMV

Your mileage may vary

YNK

You never know

YR

Your

YR

Yeah right

YRYOCC

You're running your own cuckoo clock

YSIC

Your sister in Christ

YSYD

Yeah sure you do

YT

You there?

YTB

You're the best

YTB

Youth talk back

YTTL

You take too long

YTG

You're the greatest

YW

You're welcome

YWHNB

Yes, we have no bananas

YWHOL

Yelling "woohoo" out loud

YWSYLS

You win some, you lose some

YYSSW

Yeah, yeah, sure, sure, whatever

 "Z"  Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

Z

Zero

Z

Z's are calling (meaning going to bed/sleep)

Z

Meaning "Said"

Z%

Zoo

ZH

Sleeping Hour

ZOMG

Used in World of Warcraft to mean OMG (Oh My God)

ZOT

Zero tolerance

ZUP

Meaning "What's up?"

ZZZZ

Sleeping (or bored)

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Note: To keep our chat guide user-friendly for all ages, some inappropriate words have been edited to include an alternate meaning. These words are marked with * around the word which has been switched (e.g. *freak*).




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