Chat terms

Updated: 05/03/2022 by Computer Hope
See the shorthand definition for a listing of shorthand.
See the chat slang definition for a listing of common slang used in chat.
See the emoticon definition for a list of smiley's such as ;).
Top 10 chat terms
Monkey laughing out loud

2
Boot
Bb
IC
Facebook
Chat
LOL
Disconnect
PnP
MWAH

Number
404 error

1drfl
2
2da
2moro
2Nite
<3
4
4get
10x
24x7
404

A
ASL or age sex location

AAMOF
ADN
AFAICS
AFAICT
AFAIK
AFAIR
AFK
Age, sex, location
Aggro
AKA
Alias
ANFSCD
ASAP
A/S/L
ASL
ASLP
ATEOTD
ATM
AV
Avatar
AWOL
AYT

B
BRB or be right back

B4
B4N
BAE
BAMF
Ban
Bb
BBIAB
BBIAF
BBL
BBS
BBW
BCNU
Bcoz
Before anyone else
BF
BFF
BIO
Bitmoji
Boot
BOT
Botmaster
Bots
Bout
BRB
BTDT
BTDTGTTS
BTW
Buddy list

C
Chatbot holding a tablet

CB
CD9
Channel
Chanserv
Chat
Chatbot
Chatroulette
Chat server
Chat slang
Chatterbot
Ciao
Clone
CMC
Col
Copypasta
Cos
Coz
CRB
CTC
CTFU
CU
Cuz
CYA

D
log off

Da
Dat
DC
DCC
DDF
DFTT
DGAF
DIN
Disconnect
Discord
DIY
DM
DND
Drop
Duz

E
Smiley face emoticon

Elationship
ELI5
Em
Emo
Emoji
Emote
Emoticon
Emotions
EOD
EOT
EOTD
EOW
ETA
Etc

F
Abbreviations like LOL, OMG, and THX

F2F
Facebook
Face time
Fav
FFS
Flame
Flood
FMCDH
FML
FNBN
FOAD
FOAF
Forum
FOS
FSF
FSM
FTFY
FU
FUBAR
FWIW
FYI

G
G2G, short for Got to Go

<G>
G2G
GAL
GBTW
GF
GFETE
GFU
GFY
GG
Ghosting
Gitter
GJ
GL
G-line
GM
GMTA
GNOC
Go2
Goat
Google Meet
Gr8
Grammagram
Gramogram
Grats
Grawlix
GroupMe
Grr
GTFO
GTG
GTR

H
Hi! chat bubble

H
H8
Haha
HAK
HAND
Handle
HB
Hehe
HF
Hi
H&K
Hlp
Hmm
HMU
HTH
Huh

I
Internet Relay Chat program

IAC
IANAL
IC
ICU
IDC
IDK
Idle
Ignore
IINM
IIRC
IIUC
IKR
ILU
IM
IMAO
IMHO
IMO
Inc
Interapplication communications
Internet Relay Chat
IOW
IRC
Ircle
IRCOp
IRL
ITA
ITYM
IWSN
IYKWIM

J

Jami
JFGI
Jitsi
J/K

K

K
Kewl
Kick
KISS
KIT
KK
K-Line
KYS

L
Monkey laughing out loud

L
L8R
LAL
LAWL
LJBF
LMAO
LMIRL
LMK
LOL
LOLZ
LQTM
LTNS
Lurking
LYL
LYLAB
LYLAS

M
MWAH, kissy lips

M
M8
Meebo
Meh
Mhm
MILF
MIRL
MKV
Moderator
Mofo
Moof
MorF
MOS
MOTD
MSF
MSG
MSM
Mt
MTFBWY
MUT
MWAH
MYOB

N
Netiquette, rules for Internet etiquette

N
N1
NBD
NE1
Netiquette
NGL
Nick
NIFOC
NM
NMU
NP
NRN
NS
NSFL
NSFW
NVM

O
Person sitting at computer desk

O
OB
OIC
OMFG
OMG
OMW
Online dating
Oo
OOC
OOF
Oops
OOTO
ooVoo
Op
Operator
Orly
OTOH
Oversharenting

P

P2P
P911
Pastebin
PAW
Pfft
PFP
PIR
PLS
PLZ
PM
PMSL
PnP
POS
PRW

Q

QFT
QT

R
Real-time video chat

R
RAWR
Real-time
Rite
RL
ROFL
ROFLAPMP
ROFLMAO
ROFLMAOAY
ROFLMAOWTIME
Room
Roxor
RU
RUT

S
Spam e-mail messages

S
Shorthand
Sign off
SMH
Smile
Smiley
Some1
Soz
SP
Spam
Split
Sry
STFU
Sum
Sum1
SUS

T
SMS, MMS, and iMessage bubbles

Talk
TANSTAAFL
Tawk.to
TBA
TBD
TBH
Teh
Text messaging
TGIF
Tho
Thot
THX
Tinder
TMI
TOS
TP
Trillian
Tsk
TTFN
TTYL
TY
Typo
TYT
TYVM

U

U
Ur

V

Voice
Voice recorder

W
Cisco WebEx logo

W
W00t
W8
WALLOPS
Wat
WB
Wdym
WE
Weaboo
WebEx
Weeb
Whatsapp
Whisper
WMIRL
Woot
Wot
WP
WRU
WTF
WTG
WTH
WUF
Wut
WUU2
Wym

X

X
XD
XOXO

Y

Y
Yay
YMMV
Yrly
YT
Yur
YW

Z

Zombie

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