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The Complete List of 1697 Common Text Abbreviations & Acronyms

Vangie Beal
Last Updated November 30, 2023 12:36 am
Man sending a text message from a smart phone, using text abbreviations.

From A3 to ZZZ we list 1,697 SMS, online chat, and text abbreviations to help you translate and understand today’s texting lingo, including the top 10 most frequently used.

With the popularity and rise in the use of online text-based communications in the late ’90s and early ’00s came the emergence of a new texting language, tailored to the immediacy communication media.

Today, text and chat abbreviations are used in many online communications including Twitter, instant messaging, email, Discord, and in online games to name a few places. Many of the following abbreviations and emoticons are also frequently used when people send text messages on their phones.

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Top 10 Text Abbreviations

According to search query data the following text abbreviations are the most requested chat definitions:

  1. ROFL means Rolling on floor laughing.
  2. STFU means Shut the *freak* up.
  3. LMK means Let me know.
  4. ILY means I love you.
  5. YOLO means You only live once.
  6. SMH means Shaking my head.
  7. LMFAO means Laughing my freaking *a* off.
  8. NVM means Never mind.
  9. IKR means I know, right.
  10. OFC means Of course.

Top Parental Control Software Vendors

With the rise of online communication, it’s critical for parents to know their child is safe from inappropriate or adult content. These parental control applications take the worry out of letting children use the internet and give peace of mind. Note: The list below contains affiliate links. Webopedia may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

1. Bark stars

barkBark is a monitoring, filtering, and blocking app and computer program designed to keep children safe across text messaging, YouTube, email, and other social networks. It provides parents with the tools to control what their children are doing on the internet and who they’re interacting with by raising red flags. Bark is priced per month for an unlimited number of devices and includes a wide range of features to keep children safe in the modern digital world.


2. FamilyTime Premium

ftFamilyTime Premium is a dedicated parental control app designed by parents for parents. It offers ways to prevent and monitor a child’s internet behaviors. This mobile-only solution lets parents limit device access, block harmful apps and games, get alerts when their children enter or leave a specific location, and view contact lists, call records, and SMS messages. Pricing is based on the number of devices covered and is billed per year.


3. Norton Family

nortonNorton Family provides parents the information needed to keep their children safe and focused while online. It offers supervision across an unlimited number of devices though features such as tracking a child’s location, reporting on the words, terms, and phrases a child searches for on their device, setting time limits on a device, and instantly locking all of a child’s devices that are online. Pricing is billed per year and offers a 30-day free trial.


4. ESET Parental Control

esetESET is a parental control software for monitoring and regulating the activities of a child. It is a standalone Android application that features monitoring online activity, setting up rules for time spent on the internet, filtering access to websites based on the age of a child, and checking the location of a child’s device. ESET has a freemium plan and a premium plan that is billed per year per device.


5. Mobicip

mobicipMobicip is a parental control software and internet filter that offers a wide range of features to ensure children are safe online. Features include scheduling screen time for each device, locking all devices instantly, tracking a child’s location, and blocking social media and websites by category. Mobicip supports many platforms including iOS, Windows, and Android. Pricing is billed per year and can protect up to 20 devices. A free, 7-day trial is offered.


Huge List of 1,697 Text and Chat Abbreviations

While it does seem incredible that there are thousands of text abbreviations, keep in mind that different chat abbreviations are used by different groups of people. For example, online gamers are likely to use text abbreviations not used by a financial blogger. Most people will only know a dozen or so general text abbreviations and a few more that are used by people with similar interests online.

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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To keep this 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).

To keep this 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).

Text Meaning
;S Gentle warning, like “Hmm? What did you say?”
? I have a question
? I don’t understand what you mean
?4U I have a question for you
.02 My (or your) two cents worth
@TEOTD At the end of the day
*s* Meaning “smile”
*w* Meaning “wink”
^^ Meaning “read line” or “read message” above
^5 High-five
^URS Up yours
  Meaning “broken heart”
<3 Meaning “sideways heart” (love, friendship)
<3333 Meaning “heart or love” (more 3s is a bigger heart)
10M Ten man as in ten man squad in online gaming
10Q Thank you
10X Thanks
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 (cribbage)
1CE Once
1DR I wonder
1NAM One in a million
1TG, 2TG 1 to go or 2 to go. Meaning number of items needed for win (online bingo)
1UP Meaning extra life (online gaming)
2 Meaning “to” in SMS
20 Meaning “location” (trucking lingo)
2B To be
2EZ Too easy
2G2BT Too good to be true
2M2H Too much too handle
2MI Too much information
2MOR Tomorrow
2MORO Tomorrow
2N8 Tonight
2NTE Tonight
4 Short for “for” in SMS
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
4EVA Forever
4NR Foreigner
4SALE For sale
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, really cool
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, throw out (military/bartending)
88 Bye-bye (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs)
88 Hugs and kisses (amateur radio)
9 Parent is watching (social media)
“A” Text Message & Chat Abbreviations  
A/N Author’s note
A/S/L Age/sex/location
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
ACDNT Accident (e-mail, Government)
ACE Meaning marijuana cigarette, or 3.5-4 grams of weed
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
AF As *Freak*
AF Aggression factor (online gaming)
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
AFC Away from computer
AFFA Angels Forever, Forever Angels
AFJ April Fool’s joke
AFK Away from keyboard
AFPOE A fresh pair of eyes
AFZ Acronym Free Zone
AGI Meaning “agility” (online gaming)
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
AMA Ask me anything (Reddit)
AMAP As much as possible
AMBW All my best wishes
AML All my love
AMOF As a matter of fact
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
API Application Programming Interface
APP Application
APP Appreciate
AQAP As quick (or quiet) as possible
ARC Archive (compressed files)
ARE Acronym rich environment
ARG Argument
ASAP As soon as possible
ASIG And so it goes
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
AYBABTU All your base are belong to us (online gaming)
AYDY Are you done yet?
AYEC At your earliest convenience
AYOR At your own risk
AYS Are you serious?
AYSOS Are you stupid or something?
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-DAY Birthday
B/C Because
B/F Boyfriend
B/G Background (personal information request)
B& Banned
B2B Business-to-business
B2C Business-to-consumer
B2W Back to work
B4 Before
B4N Bye for now
B8 Bait (person teased or joked with, or under-aged person/teen)
B9 Boss is watching
BA Bad *a*
BAE Before anyone else
BAE Meaning Babe or baby
BAFO Best and final offer
BAG Busting a gut
BAK Back at keyboard
BAM Below average mentality
BAMF Bad *a* mother *f*
BAO Be aware of
BAS Big ‘butt’ smile
BASIC Meaning anything mainstream
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
BC Be cool
BCNU Be seeing you
BCO Big crush on
BCOS Because
BCOY Big crush on you
BD Big deal
BDAY Birthday
BDN Big darn number
BEG Big evil grin
BELF Meaning “Blood Elf” (online gaming)
BF Boyfriend
BF Brain fart
BF Best friend
BF2 Battlefield 2 (online gaming)
BFAW Best friend at work
BFD Big freaking deal
BFF Best friends forever
BFFL Best friends for life
BFFLNMW Best friends for life, no matter what
BFFN Best friend for now
BFG Big freaking grin
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
BIO Meaning “I’m going to the bathroom” (or) “Bathroom break”
BION Believe it or not
BIOYA Blow it out your *a*
BIOYN Blow it out your nose
BIS Best in slot (online gaming)
BISFLATM Boy, I sure feel like a turquoise monkey! (unverified)
BITMT But in the meantime
BL Belly laugh
BLNT Better luck next time
Bloke Meaning Man (Discord)
BM Bite me
BM&Y Between me and you
BME Based on my experience
BMS Broke my scale, used when rating someone
BN Bad news
BO Body Odor
BOB Back off *buddy*
BOE Meaning “bind on equip” (online gaming)
BOGO Buy One Get One (Free)
BOHICA Bend over here it comes again
BOL Best of luck
BOLO Be on the look out
BOM *b* of mine
BOOMS Bored out of my skull
BOP Meaning “bind on pickup” (online gaming)
BOPUS Buy Online, Pick Up In Store
BOSMKL Bending over smacking my knee laughing
BOT Back on topic
BOT Be on that
BOYF Boyfriend
BPLM Big person little mind
BR Best regards
BRB Be right back
BRBB Be right back *b*
BRD Bored
BRH Be right here
BRNC Be right back, nature calls
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
BTS Behind The Scenes
BTW By the way
BTYCL Meaning ‘Bootycall’
BUBU Slang term for the most beautiful of women
Buff Meaning “changed and is now stronger” (online gaming)
BUMP Bring Up My Post
BURN Used to reference an insult
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
“C” Text Message & Chat Abbreviations  
C/P Cross post
C&G Chuckle & grin
C2C Customer to Customer
C4N Ciao for now
CAD Control + Alt + Delete
CAD Short for Canada/Canadian
Cakeday Meaning Birthday (Reddit)
CAM Camera (SMS)
CB Coffee break
CB Chat break
CB Crazy *b*
CC Carbon Copy
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
CMAP Cover my *a* partner (online gaming)
CMB Call me back
CMGR Meaning “Community manager”
CMIIW Correct me if I’m wrong
CMON Come on
CMS Content Management System
CNP Continued (in) next post
COB Close of business
COH City of Heroes (online gaming)
COS Because
CP Chat post (or continue in IM)
CPC Cost Per Click
CPM Cost Per Mile (Used for ad impressions)
CR Conversion Rate
CR8 Create
CRA CRA Slang term meaning “crazy”
CRAFT Can’t remember a *freaking* thing
Cray Meaning crazy
CRB Come right back
CRBT Crying really big tears
CRE8 Create
CRIT Meaning “critical hit” (online gaming)
CRS Can’t remember *stuff*
CRZ Crazy
CS Career Suicide
CSG Chuckle, snicker, grin
CSL Can’t stop laughing
CSS Counter-Strike Source (online gaming)
CT Can’t talk
CTA Call To Action
CTC Care to chat?
CTHU Cracking the *heck* up
CTN Can’t talk now
CTO Check this out
CTR Click Through Rate
CU See you too
CU See you
CU2 See you
CUA See you around
CUL See you later
CUL8R See you later
CULA See you later alligator
CUMID See you in my dreams
CURLO See you around like a donut
CWD Comment when done
CWOT Complete waste of time
CWYL Chat with you later
CX Meaning “Correction”
CX Customer Experience
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  
D/L Download
d00d Dude
D2 Dedos / fingers (Spanish SMS)
D46? Down for sex?
DA Meaning “The”
DAE Does anyone else?
DAFUQ (What) the *Freak*?
DAM Don’t annoy me
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
DEEZ NUTZ A phrase used in online chat to annoy or frustrate those involved in the conversation.
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
DGYF Dang, girl you fine
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)
DL Download
DL Down low
DL Dead link
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
DOE Daughter of Eve
DORBS Meaning “Adorable”
DOT Damage over time (online gaming)
Downvote Voting negatively on a thread using Reddit s voting system (Reddit)
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
DWBH Don’t Worry, Be Happy
DWF Divorced white female
DWH During Work Hours
DWM Divorced white male
DXNRY Dictionary
DYFI Did you find it?
DYFM Dude, you fascinate me
DYJHIW Don’t you just hate it when…?
DYK Did You Know
DYNWUTB Do you know what you are talking about?
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
ELI5 Explain like I’m 5
EM E-mail (Twitter slang)
EMA E-mail address (Twitter slang)
EMBAR Meaning “Embarassing”
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)
ERP Meaning “Erotic Role-Play” (online gaming)
ERS2 Eres tz / are you (Spanish SMS)
ES Erase screen
ESAD Eat *S* and die!
ESP Email Service Provider
ETA Estimated time (of) arrival
ETA Edited to add
EVA Ever
EVO Evolution
EWG Evil wicked grin (in fun, teasing)
EWI Emailing while intoxicated
EXTRA Meaning over the top
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)
F4F Follow for follow (Instagram)
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*
FAM FFamily, but not limited to actual family members. Could mean friends.
FAQ Frequently asked questions
FAY *Freak* all you
FB Facebook
FBB Meaning “Facebook buddy”
FBC Facebook chat
FBF Flashback Friday
FBF Meaning “Facebook friend”
FBF Fat boy food (e.g. pizza, burgers, fries)
FBFR FaceBook friend
FBM Fine by me
FBO Facebook official (An official update from Facebook)
FBOW For better or worse
FC Fingers crossed
FC Full card (online gaming)
FC’INGO For crying out loud
FCOL For crying out loud
Feelsbadman A social meme that means to feel negative.
Feelsbatman A social meme taking “feelsbadman” to the extreme. This references the DC super hero Batmanbecause he witnessed the murder of his parents.
Feelsgoodman A social meme that means to feel positive.
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
Finna Means “Going to”
Finsta A second Instagram account where someone can post things that they’re too afraid to post on their main account.
FIOS Fiber Optic Service
FISH First in, still here
FITB Fill in the blank
FML *Freak* My Life
FOAD *Freak* off and die
FOAF Friend of a friend
FOMC Falling off my chair
FOMCL Falling off my chair laughing
FOMO Fear of missing out (definition)
FRT For real though
FTBOMH From the bottom of my heart
FTFY Fixed that for you
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)
FUTAB Feet up, take a break
FW Forward
FWB Friend with benefits
FWIW For what it’s worth
FWM Fine with me
FWP First world problems
FYA For your amusement
FYE Fire, something that is cool
FYEO For your eyes only
FYI For your information
FYP For You Page; For Your Page
“G” Text Message & Chat Abbreviations  
G Grin
G Giggle
G/F Girlfriend
G+ Google+
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
GA Google Analytics
GAC Get a clue
GAFC Get a *freaking* clue
GAL Get a life
GANK Meaning a player ambush or unfair player kill (online gaming)
GAS Got a second?
GAS Greetings and salutations
GB Goodbye
GBTW Get back to work
GBU God bless you
GD Good
GD/R Grinning, ducking, and running
GDR Grinning, ducking, and running
GF Girl friend
GFI Go for it
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)
GGMSOT Gotta get me some of that
GGOH Gotta Get Outa Here
GGP Got to go pee
GGU2 Good game, you too
GH Good hand (online gaming)
GIAR Give it a rest
GIC Gift in crib (online gaming)
GIF Graphics Interchange Format (Image File)
GIGO Garbage in, garbage out
GIRL Guy in real life
GJ Good job
GL Good luck
GL/HF Good luck, have fun (online gaming)
GL2U Good luck to you (online gaming)
GLA Good luck all (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
GOAT Greatest of all Time(s)
GOI Get over it
GOL Giggling out loud
GOMB Get off my back
GPOY Gratuitous picture of yourself
GR&D Grinning, running and ducking
GR8 Great
GRAS Generally Recognized As Safe
GRATZ Congratulations
GRL Girl
GRWG Get right with God
GS Good shot
GS Good split (online gaming)
GT Good try
GTFO Get the *freak* out
GTFOH Get the *freak* outta here
GTG Got to go; Good to Go
GTM Giggling to myself
GTR Got To Run
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
H-BDAY Happy Birthday
H-FDAY Happy Father’s Day
H-MDAY Happy Mother’s Day
H&K Hugs & kisses
H2CUS Hope to see you soon
H8 Hate
H8TTU Hate to be you
HAG1 Have a good one
HAGN Have a good night
HAGO Have a good one
HAK Hug and kiss
HAK Hugs And Kisses
HALP Help (Discord)
HAND Have a nice day
HAU How about you?
HAWT Have a wonderful day (out-dated, see next in list)
HAWT Meaning “sexy” or “attractive”
HB Hurry back
HB Hug back
HBD Happy birthday
HBU How about you?
HF Have fun
HFAC Holy flipping animal crackers
HHIS Head hanging in shame
HIFW How I felt when… (Used with photo or gif)
HL Half Life (online gaming)
HLA Hola / hello (Spanish SMS)
HMB Hit Me Back
HMU Hit me up
HNL (w)Hole ‘nother level
HOAS Hold on a second
HP Hit points / Health points (online gaming)
HRU How are you?
HT Hat Tip (a way to say thanks)
HTH Hope this helps; Happy to Help
HTML Hyper Text Markup Language (coding lingo)
HUB Head up butt
HUYA Head up your *butt*
HV Have
HVH Heroic Violet Hold (online gaming)
HW Homework
HYFR Hell yeah, *Freaking* right!
“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
IANAD I Am Not A Doctor
IANAL I am not a lawyer
IAO I am out (of here)
IB I’m back
IB I’m back
IB Inspired By
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
IG Instagram
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
IIIO Intel inside, idiot outside
IIRC If I remember correctly
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
ILYSM I love you so much
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)
Inspoo Inspiration
INV Meaning “Invite”
IO Insertion Order (marketing lingo)
IOMH In over my head
IOW In other words
IRL In real life
IRMC I rest my case
ISLY I still love you
ISO In search of
ISP Internet Service Provider
ISTG I Swear To God
ITAM It’s The Accounting, Man (financial blogs)
ITT In This Thread
ITYK I thought you knew
IU2U It’s Up To You
IUSS If you say so
IWALU I will always love you
IWAWO I want a way out
IWIAM Idiot wrapped in a moron
IWNDWYT I Will Not Drink With You Today (Reddit slang)
IWSN I want sex now
IYKWIM If you know what I mean
IYO In your opinion
IYQ Meaning “I like you”
IYSS If you say so
“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
JELLY Meaning “jealous”
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 Joint venture
JW Just wondering
“K” Text Message & Chat Abbreviations  
K Okay
k/b Keyboard
K8T Katie
KB Keyboard
KB Kick butt (online gaming)
KDFU Means Cracking (K) the (D as in Da) *freak* up
KEYA I will key you later
KEYME Key me when you get in
KFY Kiss for you
KIA Know it all
KIR Keep it real
KISS Keep it simple, stupid
KIT Keep in touch
KK Knock, knock
KK Okay, Okay!
KMA Kiss my *a*
KMK Kiss my keister
KMS Killing myself
KMT Kiss my tushie
KNIM Know what I mean?
KNOW Meaning “knowledge”
KOC Kiss on cheek
KOL Key opinion leader
Koreaboo Someone obsessed with Korean culture
KOS Kid over shoulder
KOS Kill on sight (online gaming)
KOTC Kiss on the cheek
KOTD Kicks of the day (Instagram)
KOTL Kiss on the lips
KOW Knock on wood
KPC Keeping parents clueless
KPI Key Performance Indicator
KS Kill then steal (online gaming)
KSC Kind (of) sort (of) chuckle
KT Katie
KUTGW Keep up the good work
KYS Kill yourself
“L” Text Message & Chat Abbreviations  
L2G Like to go?
L2G (would) Love to go
L2K Like to come
L2P Learn to play
l33t Leet, meaning ‘elite’
L4L Like for like (Instagram)
L8R Later
L8RG8R Later, gator
LAB Life’s a *b*
LBAY Laughing back at you
LBS Laughing, but serious
LBVS Laughing, but very serious
LBVS Laughing But Very Serious
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
LHM Lord help me
LHO Laughing head off
LHSX Lets have sex
LI LinkedIn
LIC Like I care
LIK Meaning liquor
LIMT Laugh in my tummy
LIT Meaning really good or something fun and exciting
LIT Extremely intoxicated
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
LTK Like To Know
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 Meaning joke, or for laughs
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 Message & Chat Abbreviations  
M$ Microsoft
M8 Mate
MB Mamma’s boy
MBS Mom behind shoulder
MC Merry Christmas
MCM Man Crush Monday
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
MFW My face when… (Used with photo or gif)
MGB May God bless
MGMT Management
MHOTY My hat (is) off to you
MIRL Me in real life
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
MLM Multi Level Marketing
MM Sister (Mandarin Chinese txt msg)
MMK Meaning okay? (as a question)
MNC Mother nature calls
MNSG Mensaje (message in Spanish)
MOD Moderator
MOD Modification (online gaming)
MOMBOY Mamma’s boy
MOO My own opinion
MOOS Member of the opposite sex
MORF Male or female?
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)
MRW My reaction when… (Used with photo or gif)
MSG Message
MTF More to follow
MTFBWU May the force be with you
MTFBWY May The Force Be With You (Star Wars movie slang)
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 Noob, 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
NERF Meaning “Changed and is now weaker” (online gaming)
NFM None for me / Not for me
NFM Not for me
NFS Need for Speed (online gaming)
NFS Not for sale
NFW No *freaking* way
NFW Not for work
NFWS Not for work safe
NGL Not gonna (going to) lie
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
NSFL Not safe for life
NSFW Not safe for work
NSISR Not sure if spelled right
NT Nice try
NTH Nice To Have
NTHING Nothing (SMS)
NTS Note to self
NVM Never mind
NVR Never
NW No way
NWO No way out
“O” Text Message & Chat Abbreviations  
O Opponent (online gaming)
O Meaning “hugs”
O Over
O4U Only for you
OA Online auctions (see more auction abbreviations)
OAN On Another Note
OATUS On a totally unrelated subject
OB Oh baby
OB Oh brother
OBV Obviously
OC Original Content
OFC Of course
OG Original gangster
OGIM Oh God, it’s Monday
OH Overheard
OHHEMMGEE Meaning “Oh My God” (alternate of OMG)
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
OMG Oh my gosh
OMGYG2BK Oh my God, you got to be kidding
OMGYS Oh my gosh you suck
OML Oh My Lord
OMS On my soul (meaning “promise”)
OMW On my way
ONL Online
OO Over and out
OOC Out of character
OOH Out of here
OOMF One of my followers
OOO Out Of Office
OOTD One of these days
OOTD Outfit of the day (Instagram)
OOTO Out of the office
OP On phone
OP Original Poster (Reddit slang)
ORLY Oh really?
OS Operating system
OT Off topic (discussion forums)
OT Off Topic
OTB Off to bed
OTFL On the floor laughing
OTL Out to lunch
OTOH On the other hand
OTP On the phone
OTP One true pairing; two people you would love to see as a couple
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
PAP Post a picture
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
PDQ Pretty darn quick
PDS Please don’t shoot
PEEPS People
PFT Pretty *freaking* tight
PIC Picture
PIN Personal Identification Number
PIP Peeing in pants (laughing hard)
PIR Parents in room
PISS Put in some sugar
PITA Pain in the *butt*
PKI Public Key Infrastructure
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
POIDH Picture, or it didn’t happen
POS Parent over shoulder
POT Meaning “potion” (online gaming)
POTD Photo of the day (Instagram)
POV Point of view
POV Privately owned vehicle (originally used to differentiate an individual’s vehicle from a military vehicle)
PP Profile Picture
PPL People
PPU Pending pick-up
PR Page Rank; Public Relations
PRESH Precious
PROBS Probably
PROGGY Meaning computer program
PROLLY Probably
PRON Meaning pornography
PRT Party
PRT Please Retweet (Twitter slang)
PRW People/parents are watching
PSA Public Service Announcement
PSOS Parent standing over shoulder
PSP Playstation Portable
PST Please send tell (online gaming)
PTB Please Text Back
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
PU That stinks!
PUG Pick up group (online gaming)
PUKS Pick up kids (SMS)
PV Page Views
PVE Player vs enemy, Player versus environment (online gaming)
PVP Player versus player (online gaming)
PWN Meaning “own”
PXT Please explain that
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
QFT Quoted for truth
QIK Quick
QL Quit laughing
QOTD Quote of the day
QQ Quick question
QQ (qq) (Q_Q) Meaning “crying eyes”
QSL Reply
QSO Conversation
QT Cutie
QTPI Cutie pie
“R” Text Message & Chat Abbreviations  
R Meaning “are”
R8 Rate (SMS)
RAK Random Act (of) Kindness
RBAY Right back at you
RFN Right *freaking* now
RGR Roger (I agree, I understand)
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
RN Right Now
ROFL Rolling on floor laughing
ROFLCOPTER Rolling on floor laughing and spinning around
ROFLMAO Rolling on the floor, laughing my *butt* off
ROI Return on Investment
ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLUTS Rolling on the floor laughing unable to speak
RS Runescape (online gaming)
RSN Real soon now
RSS Rich Site Summary
RT Roger that
RT Retweet (Twitter slang)
RT Real Time
RTBS Reason to be single
RTD Real Time Data
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 (email, Government)
RTRCTV Retroactive (email, Government)
RTRMT Retirement (email, Government)
RTSM Read the stupid manual
RTWFQ Read the whole *freaking* question
RU Are you?
RUMOF Are you male or female?
RUOK Are you okay?
RUT Are u (you) there?
RW Real world
RX Regards
RX Meaning drugs or prescriptions
RYB Read your Bible
RYO Roll your own
RYS Read your screen
RYS Are you single?
“S” Text Message & Chat Abbreviations  
S’OK Meaning It’ (s) okay (ok)
S2R Send to receive (meaning send me your picture to get mine)
S2S Sorry to say
S4L Spam for life
SaaS Software As A Service
SAL Such a laugh
SAT Sorry about that
SAVAGE Slang for a shockingly careless expression or response to an event or message
SB Snap back (Snapchat)
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
SELFIE A photo that is taken of oneself for social media sharing (definition)
SEM Search Engine Marketing
SENPAI Meaning someone older than you, someone you look up to
SEO Search engine optimization
SERP Search Engine Results Page
SETE Smiling Ear-to-Ear
SFAIK So far as I know
SFLR Sorry For (the) Late Reply
SFW Safe For Work
SG Sounds Good
SH Same here
SH^ Shut up
SHID Slapping head in disgust
SHIP Slang for “wishing two people were in a relationship”
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
SITD Still in the dark
SJW Social justice warrior
SK8 Skate
SK8NG Skating
SK8R Skater
SK8RBOI Skater Boy
SLAP Sounds like a plan
Slay To succeed at something
SM Social media
SMART Specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time
SMAZED Smoky haze (marijuana stoned)
SMB Small to midsize business
SMEXI Combination of sexy and Mexican, used to describe attractive people
SMH Shaking my head
SMHID Scratching my head in disbelief
SMM Social Media Marketing
SMO Social Media Optimization
SMP Social Media Platform
SMS Short Message Service (Text Message)
SNAFU Situation normal all fouled up
SNERT Snot nosed egotistical rude teenager
SNR Streaks and Recents (Snapchat)
SO Significant other
SOAB Son of a *B*
SOL Sooner or later
SOML Story Of My Life
SOMY Sick of me yet?
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
SorG Straight or Gay?
SOS Meaning help
SOS Son of Sam
SOT Short of time
SOTMG Short of time, must go
SOV Share Of Voice
SOWM Someone with me
SPK Speak (SMS)
SPST Same place, same time
SPTO Spoke to
SQ Square
SRP Social Relationship Platform
SRSLY Seriously
SRY Sorry
SS So sorry
SSDD Same stuff, different day
SSIF So stupid it’s funny
SSINF So stupid it’s not funny
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
ST&D Stop texting and drive
Stan Meaning a die-hard fan of someone (Snapchat)
STFU Shut the *freak* up
STR8 Straight
STW Search the Web
SU Shut up
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 (definition)
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:)T Think happy thoughts
T+ Think positive
T4BU Thanks for being you
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
TBA To Be Announced
TBAG Process of disgracing a corpse, taunting a fragged/killed player (online gaming)
TBBH To be brutally honest
TBC To be continued
TBD To be determined
TBH To be honest
TBL Text back later
TBT Throwback Thursday (Twitter slang)
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
TEA Meaning gossip
TFF Too *freaking* funny
TFS Thanks for sharing
TFTF Thanks for the follow (Twitter slang)
TFTI Thanks for the invitation
TFTT Thanks for this tweet (Twitter slang)
TFW That Feeling When
TG Thank goodness
TGIF Thank God it’s Friday
THNQ Thank-you (SMS)
THNX Thanks
THOT That wh*re over there
THT Think happy thoughts
THX Thanks
TIA Thanks in advance
TIAD Tomorrow is another day
TIC Tongue-in-cheek
TIL Today I learned
TILIS Tell it like it is
TIME Tears In My Eyes
TIR Teacher in room
TL Too long
TL;DR Too long; didn’t read
TLK2UL8R Talk to you later
TM Trust me
TMA Take my advice
TMB Text me back
TMB Tweet me back (Twitter slang)
TMI Too much information
TMOT Trust me on this
TMRW Tomorrow
TMTH Too much to handle
TMWFI Take my word for it
TMYL Tell me your location
TNSTAAFL There’s no such thing as a free lunch
TNT Til next time
TNTL Trying Not To Laugh
TOJ Tears of joy
TOS Terms of service
TOTES Totally
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
TSL Transport Layer Security
TSNF That’s so not fair
TSTB The sooner, the better
TT Trending topic (Twitter slang)
TTFN Ta ta for now
TTG Time to go
TTLY Totally
TTP To The Point
TTTT These things take time
TTUL Talk to you later
TTYAFN Talk to you awhile from now
TTYL Talk to you later
TTYS Talk to you soon
TU Thank you
TUI Turning you in
TURNT Meaning excitement, turned up
TWSS That’s what she said
TX Thanks
TY Thank you
TYAFY Thank you and *freak* you
TYFC Thank you for charity (online gaming)
TYFYC Thank you for your comment
TYS Told you so
TYSO Thank you so much
TYT Take your time
TYVM Thank you very much
“U” Text Message & Chat Abbreviations  
U-L Meaning “You will”
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
UFWM You *freaking* with me?
UGC User Generated Content
UGTBK You’ve got to be kidding
UHGTBSM You have got to be s#$t*ing me!
UI User Interface
UKTR You know that’s right
UL Upload
UN4TUN8 Unfortunate
UNA Use no acronyms
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)
URL Uniform resource locator (the website address)
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
UV Unique Views (Number of page visitors)
UW You’re welcome
UX User experience
“V” Text Message & Chat Abbreviations  
V Very
V/R Very Respectfully
VAT Value added tax
VBL Visible bra line
VBS Very big smile
VC Voice chat
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)
VIN Vehicle Identification Number
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
W/B Write back
W/E Whatever
W/END Weekend
W/O Without
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
WAT What
WAWA Where are we at?
WAYF Where are you from?
WB Welcome back
WBS Write back soon
WBU What about you?
WBW Way Back Wednesday
WC Welcome
WC Who cares
WCA Who cares anyway
WCW Women Crush Wednesday
WDALYIC Who died and left you in charge
WDYK What do you know?
WDYM What Do You Mean
WDYT What do you think?
WE Whatever
WEBO Webopedia
WEEBO Describes a person obsessed with of Japanese culture
WEP Weapon (online gaming)
WFH Work From Home
WGACA What do you think?
WH5 Who, what, when, where, why
WIBNI Wouldn’t it be nice if
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
WL Whatta loser
WOA Work of Art
WOKE Slang for people who are aware of current social issues, and politics
WOM Word of Mouth
WOMBAT Waste of money, brains and time
WOW World of Warcraft (online gaming)
WRK Work
WRT With regard to
WRU Where are you?
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”
WUU2 What are you up to?
WUW What u (you) want?
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 Kiss
X-1-10 Meaning “Exciting”
X! Meaning “a typical woman”
XD Meaning “really hard laugh” (where D is a smiley mouth)
XD Meaning a “devilish smile”
XLNT Excellent
XLR8 Meaning “faster” or “going faster”
XME Excuse Me
XOXOXO Hugs & Kisses
XPOST Meaning Cross-post. A link posted to a subreddit that was already shared on a different subreddit (Reddit)
XYL Ex-young lady, meaning wife. (amateur radio)
XYZ Examine your zipper
“Y” Text Message & Chat Abbreviations  
Y Meaning Yawn
Y? Why?
Y2K You’re too kind
YA Your
YAA Yet another acronym
YABA Yet another bloody acronym
YARLY Ya, really?
YAS Meaning “praise”
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
YEET Meaning excitement, approval or display of energy (i.e. throwing something)
YF Wife
YG Young gentleman
YGG You go girl
YGM You Get Me
YGTBKM You’ve got to be kidding me
YGTI You Get The Idea
YGTR You got that right
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
YOLO You only live once
YP Yes, Please
YR Your
YR Yeah right
YRYOCC You’re running your own cuckoo clock
YSIC Your sister in Christ
YSK You Should Know
YSYD Yeah sure you do
YT YouTube
YT You there?
YTB You’re the best
YTB Youth talk back
YTG You’re the greatest
YTTL You take too long
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 Zs are calling (meaning going to bed/sleep)
Z Meaning “Said”
Z% Zoo
ZH Zero hour, 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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