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Texting Abbreviations: A Huge list of Texting abbreviations and slang

Here is a HUGE LIST of texting abbreviations, twitter abbreviations and chat shortcuts and text slang, in alphabetical order. So if you are looking for texting abbreviations or chat slang, or need a little help translating text code, or twitter shorthand, here’s a quick way to find out what a texting shortcut means.

Texting Abbreviations and Twitter Slang Translation Dictionary:
(Iin alphabetical order, starting with numbers)

?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)
<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
121 One-to-one (private chat initiation)
1337 Leet, meaning ‘elite’
143 I love you
14AA41 One for all, and all for one
19 Zero hand (online gaming)
10X Thanks
1CE Once
1DR I wonder
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)

4COL For crying out loud
4EAE Forever and ever
4NR Foreigner
^5 High-five
6Y Sexy
7K Sick
831 I love you (8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning)
86 Over
88 Hugs and kisses
9 Parent is watching
Meaning “smile”
*s* Meaning “smile”
*w* Meaning “wink”

A3 Anytime, anywhere, anyplace
AA As above
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
ABC Already been chewed
ABT About
ABT2 Meaning ‘About to’
ABTA Meaning Good-bye (signoff)
ACDNT Accident (e-mail, Government)
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
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
AO Anarchy Online (online gaming)
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
AQAP As quick (or quiet) as possible
ARE Acronym rich enviornment
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
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?
AZN Asian

B Back
B& Banned
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*
BAK Back at keyboard
BAS Big ‘butt’ smile
BASOR Breathing a sigh of relief
BAU Business as usual
BAY Back at ya
BB Be back
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
BD Big deal
BDAY Birthday
B-DAY Birthday
BDN Big darn number
BEG Big evil grin
BF Boyfriend
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
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*
BOE Meaning “bind on equip” (online gaming)
BOL Best of luck
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
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
BYOP Bring your own paint (paintball)
BYTM Better you than me

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
CIAO Good-bye (Italian word)
CICO Coffee in, coffee out
CID Crying in disgrace
CID Consider it done
CLAB Crying like a baby
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
CRAFT Can’t remember a *freaking* thing
CRB Come right back
CRBT Crying really big tears
CRIT Meaning “critical hit” (online gaming)
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
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
CYA See you
CYAL8R See you later
CYE Check your e-mail
CYEP Close your eyes partner (online gaming)
CYO See you online

D2 Dedos / fingers (Spanish SMS)
D46? Down for sex?
DA Meaning “The”
DAoC Dark Age of Camelot (online gaming)
DBAU Doing business as usual
DC Disconnect
DD Dear (or Darling) daughter
DD Due diligence
DEGT Dear (or Darling) daughter
DF Don’t even go there
DFL Dead *freaking* last (online gaming)
DGAF Don’t give a *freak*
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
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?
DYOR Do your own research (common stock market chat slang)

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
EMA E-mail address
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
ETA Estimated time (of) arrival
EVA Ever
EVO Evolution
EWG Evil wicked grin (in fun, teasing)
EYC Excitable, yet calm
EZ Easy
EZY Easy

F Meaning female
F2F Face to face
F2F Face to face
F2P Free to play (online gaming)
FAAK Falling asleep at keyboard
FAF Funny as *freak*
FAQ Frequently asked questions
FBF Fat boy food (e.g. pizza, burgers, fries)
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
FFA Free for all (online gaming)
FFS For *freak’*sakes
FICCL Frankly I couldn’t care a less
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
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
FTW For the win
FUBAR Fouled up beyond all recognition
FUBB Fouled up beyond belief
FUD Face up deal (online gaming)
FW Forward
FWIW For what it’s worth
FWM Fine with me
FYEO For your eyes only
FYA For your amusement
FYI For your information

G Grin
G Giggle
G/F Girlfriend
G2CU Good to see you
G2G Got to go
G2R Got to run
G4C Going for coffee
G9 Genius
GA Go ahead
GAL Get a life
GAS Got a second?
GB Goodbye
GBTW Get back to work
GBU God bless you
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)
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)
GL/HF Good luck, have fun (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
GN Good night
GNIGHT Good night
GNITE Good night
GNSD Good night, sweet dreams
GOI Get over it
GOL Giggling out loud
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
GTRM Going to read mail
GTSY Great (or good) to see you
GUD Good

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

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
IDC I don’t care
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
IYSS If you say so

j00 You
j00r Your
JAC Just a sec
JAM Just a minutes
JFF Just for fun
JFGI Just *freaking* Google it
JIC Just in case
JJA Just joking around
JK Just kidding
JLMK Just let me know
JMO Just my opinion
JP Just playing
JP Jackpot (online gaming, bingo games)
JTLYK Just to let you know
JW Just wondering

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
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
KOC Kiss on cheek
KOL Kiss on lips
KOTC Kiss on the cheek
KOTL Kiss on the lips
KNIM Know what I mean?
KPC Keeping parents clueless
KS Kill then steal (online gaming)
KT Katie
KUTGW Keep up the good work

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 / Long distance
LEMENO Let me know
LERK Leaving easy reach of keyboard
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
LIC Like I care
LIK Meaning liquor
LIMT Laugh in my tummy
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
LMNK Leave my name out
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 crazy
LYLC Love you like a sis
LYSM Love you so much
M8 Mate
MC Merry Christmas
MEGO My eyes glaze over
MEH Meaning a “shrug” or shrugging shoulders
MEHH Meaning a “sigh” or sighing
MEZ Meaning “mesmerize” (online gaming)
MFI Mad for it
MGB May God bless
MIRL Meet in real life
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?
MOOS Member of the opposite sex
MOS Mother over shoulder
MOSS Member of same sex
MP Mana points (online gaming)
MSG Message
MTF More to follow
MTFBWU May the force be with you
MUAH Multiple unsuccessful attempts (at/to) humor
MUSM Miss you so much
MYO Mind your own (business)
MYOB Mind your own business

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
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
NMU Not much, you?
NO1 No one
NOOB Meaning someone who is bad at (online) games
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)
NVM Never mind
NVR Never
NW No way
NWO No way out

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
OI Operator indisposed
OIC Oh, I see
OJ Only joking
OL Old lady
OM Old man
OM Oh, my
OMDB Over my dead body
OMFG Oh my *freaking* God
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?
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 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
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
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
PRW People/parents are watching
PSOS Parent standing over shoulder
PSP Playstation Portable
PST Please send tell (online gaming)
PTL Praise the Lord
PTMM Please tell me more
PUG Pick up group (online gaming)
PWN Meaning “own”
PXT Please explain that
PU That stinks!
PUKS Pick up kids (SMS)
PZ Peace
PZA Pizza

Q Queue
QFE Question for everyone
QFI Quoted for idiocy
QFI Quoted for irony
QIK Quick
QL Quit laughing
QQ (qq) Meaning “crying eyes”
QQ Quick question
QSL Reply
QSO Conversation
QT Cutie
QTPI Cutie pie

R8 Rate (SMS)
RBAY Right back at you
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
RTBS Reason to be single
RTFM Read the *freaking* manual
RTFQ Read the *freaking* question
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
RYS Read your screen
RYS Are you single?

S2R Send to receive (meaning send me your picture to get mine)
S2S Sorry to say
SAL Such a laugh
SBT Sorry ’bout that
SC Stay cool
SDMB Sweet dreams, my baby
SETE Smiling Ear-to-Ear
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
SIT Stay in touch
SK8 Skate
SK8NG Skating
SK8R Skater
SK8RBOI Skater Boy
SLAP Sounds like a plan
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*
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?
SUX Meanings sucks or “it sucks”
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

T+ Think positive
T4BU Thanks for being you
T:)T Think happy thoughts
TA Thanks a lot
TAFN That’s all for now
TANK Meaning really strong
TANKED Meaning “owned”
TANKING Meaning “owning”
TAM Tomorrow a.m.
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)
TDTM Talk dirty to me
TFS Thanks for sharing
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
TILIS Tell it like it is
TLK2UL8R Talk to you later
TL Too long
TMB Text me back
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)
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
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

^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 Your / 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
UV Unpleasant visual
UW You’re welcome

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)
VRY Very
VSC Very soft chuckle
VSF Very sad face
VWD Very well done (online gaming)

W@ What?
W/ With
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
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?
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?
WUW What u (you) want?
WUU2 What are you up to?
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

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
XYL Ex-young lady, meaning wife. (amateur radio)
XYZ Examine your zipper

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
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?
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 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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48 Responses to “Texting Abbreviations: A Huge list of Texting abbreviations and slang””

  1. Matt Babcock Says:
    April 10th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    LOML- Love of my Life

  2. Hannah Says:
    May 28th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks! this helps a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. christy creel elders Says:
    July 19th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    WOW! This is exactly what I needed.

  4. Anonymous Says:
    August 14th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    cla = cya later alligator

  5. Anonymous Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    u=you ur=your

  6. kara Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 8:26 am

    What does this mean? \=)\

  7. anonymous Says:
    October 2nd, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    awsome web site helps alot

  8. mark tymchuk Says:
    October 6th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    How about this one; ROTFPMPL – rolling on the floor peeing my pants laughing? I could use it quite often!

  9. jayjay Says:
    October 7th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    lv the website yall how do yall com up with stuff like this///////

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    October 20th, 2010 at 7:53 am

    [...] If you’re completely lost in your kids’ text messages, apart from the general knowledge “LOL” or “BFF,” this huge compilation of texting short codes and abbreviations can help you decode the texting gibberish. Here are just a few from the many listed in the Texting Abbreviation Dictionary: [...]

  11. haley :3 Says:
    November 2nd, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I’ve never even needed to use half of these…

  12. dirtybean Says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    this is what i need!!!i love dis thing… thanks for da help.

  13. Renee Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 9:14 am

    What does PBB stand for?

  14. No Name Says:
    November 12th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Haha woww…People don’t even say any of these…like barelyyyy…

  15. L810 Says:
    November 22nd, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    ITBOOTP: In the bathroom, out of toilet paper!

  16. Hailey Davis Says:
    November 30th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    How about PLOS-Parents Looking Over Shoulder

  17. bob Says:
    December 3rd, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    this is interesting……. (:

  18. Allie Says:
    December 4th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I know right, I needed this a long time ago. But now i have it saved on my computer!!!! Thanks!!

  19. Anonymous Says:
    December 5th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    what does ROFLCOPTERLMAOCAKES mean?

  20. Jessica Trudeau Says:
    December 9th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    this web site is ok…!(:

  21. Shinta Swift Says:
    December 13th, 2010 at 10:34 am

    cud u guys remember all of this?? o__O” roflmao

  22. lizzy Says:
    December 28th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    too many

  23. DANDAN Says:
    December 29th, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I text all the time and ive never seen half of these!

  24. Anonymous Says:
    December 30th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    How dose 143 mean i love you?

  25. Anonymus Says:
    January 4th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I has one letter
    Love has four letters
    You has three letters!!

    143= I love you

  26. Sammie Says:
    January 5th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Do you have more than these?

  27. tanya Says:
    January 6th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    this so awsome

  28. Anonymous Says:
    January 24th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    liddkk?????what does that even mean???

  29. HAHATRUE Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 7:16 pm


  30. HArry Says:
    February 13th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    my friend txted me “Leave me alone jerk Di y ever mind yr pen” whats dat some plz tell me

  31. Anonymous Says:
    February 20th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    u 4got wcb

  32. Anonymous Says:
    March 1st, 2011 at 6:03 pm


  33. random Says:
    March 12th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    no body uses these!!! alot of these are really stupid just saying!!!

  34. joann Says:
    March 15th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    this is dumbing down of America

  35. Anonymous Says:
    March 16th, 2011 at 6:43 am

    such a very good way to waste ones time and life

  36. anonymous Says:
    April 3rd, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    it really helped me too

  37. 2hyper4you Says:
    April 4th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    This was really helpful i will tell all my friends to look and post a message.

  38. Kitana247 Says:
    April 5th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    watz WR

  39. Kitana247 Says:
    April 5th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    and watz OAN and SMMFH

  40. 2Lazy2Login Says:
    April 5th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    WTF?! who da hell uses all of dis?? o.O

  41. Anonymous Says:
    April 7th, 2011 at 7:52 am

    n e 1 know wat this means please

  42. Wutever Says:
    April 20th, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Hmm this is interesting. I have never seen these before 143? Really? I love you? stupid way to use it.

  43. Anonymous Says:
    May 1st, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    if i text my Bff haw is she supposed to know what i a saying right? and some of this i already knew like 20% and am like a ultimate texter aka not in the car

  44. Anonymous Says:
    May 1st, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    What does SMH means?

  45. casper Says:
    May 5th, 2011 at 10:31 am

    hahha..LMAO..well yea this are pettry old nd bad..haha

  46. Anonymous Says:
    May 28th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Most of these people don’t use….. &’nd if they do then they’re HELLA lazy!!

  47. Anonymous Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 11:56 am

    What does SYNLT mean?

  48. Anonymous Says:
    June 23rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    hmu =hit me up

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