Shorthand

Shorthand is a term for the acronyms and other words used in chat rooms, e-mail, message boards, Internet, and other text-based messaging devices. For example, lol, which is short for "laugh out loud" is an example of shorthand. Shorthand is used as an easy and quick way to express an emotion or type something in chat. Below is a listing of shorthand currently listed on Computer Hope. If you are looking for chat slang (common English misspellings and words) such as "wot" for "what" or "y" for "why" see the chat slang definition.

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@
+1
1drfl
2da
2moro
2Nite
404
4get

A

A/S/L
AAMOF
ADN
ADR
AEAP
AFAICS
AFAICT
AFAIK
AFK
AKA
ALAP
ANFSCD
as aP
ASL
ATM
AYT

B

BAMF
Bb
BBIAB
BBIAF

BBL
BBS
BBW
BCNU
BF
BFF
BFN
BG
BOT
BRB
BTDT
BTW

C

C
CD9
Col
CRB
CTC
CTFU
CU
CYA
Cyber

D

DD
DFTT
DGAF
DIN
DIY
DND

E

EOD
EOT
EOW

F

F2F
F9
FMCDH
FML
FOAD
FOAF
FOS
FTFY
FTL
FTW
FWIW
FYI

G

G
G2G
GAL
GBTW
GF
GFETE
GFU
GFY
GG
GJ
GL
GM
GMTA
Gr8
Grats
GTFO
GTR
GYPO

H

H&K
H8
HAK
HAND
HB
HF
HTH

I

IAC
IANAL
IC
ICU
IDC
IDK
IINM
IIRC
IIUC
ILU
ITA
IM
IMAO
IMO
IMHO
IOW
IRL
ITYM
IWSN
IYKWIM

J

J/K
JFGI

K

KISS
KIT
KPC

L

L8R
LJBF
LMAO
LMFAO

LMK
LOL
LTNS
LYL

M

M8
MILF
MORF
MOS
MSG
MTFBWY
MYOB

N

N1
NBD
NE1
NIFOC
NM
NMU
NRN
NSFW
NVM

O

OIC
OMG
OMW
OOC
OOTO
OTOH
OTW

P

P911
PAL
PAW
PBIAB
PM
PMSL
PNP
POS
PTM

Q

QFT
QT

R

RL
ROFL
ROTFL
ROFLAPMP
ROFLMAO
ROFLMAOASTC
ROFLMAOAY
ROFLMAOWTIME

RU

S

S2R
SMH
SOL
STFU

T

TANSTAAFL
TBA
TBH
TGIF
THX
TLDR
TLDW
TMI
TNX
TOS
TTFN
TTVM
TTYL
TU
TY

TYT
TYVM

U

None currently listed

V

None currently listed

W

W/
W8
WB
WE
WP
WRU
WTF
WTG
WTH
WUF
WUU2

X

None currently listed

Y

YMMV
YT
YW

Z

None currently listed

Also see: Chat terms, Chat slang, Internet terms, Internet tips, Jargon