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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
    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
    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///////

    10. Pat & Kim’s Hollywood: Crack Cryptic Messages With Text Abbreviation Dictionary « 94.7 The WAVE – Southern California's Place To Relax…and Unwind. Says:
      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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