General Slang

Many slang terms are used both online and offline, such as in spoken conversation. The following list includes general shorthand and slang terms that are not specifically used online or in text messaging.

Slang Term Meaning Votes
LOLLaughing out loud
NoobNewbie
VRVirtual reality
FailFailure
xpExperience
PCPersonal computer
FacepalmTo place your palm on your face in embarrassment
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
PS4PlayStation 4
TwitchVideo game streaming website
ScrubLoser
LANLocal Area Network
TrollingPosting offensive comments
bfBoyfriend
DripSexy style
DnDDungeons & Dragons
GamerA video game player
thxThanks
CYOACover your own a**
SimpA person who obsesses over someone that does not return the same affection
xxKisses
SOSSave our souls
muahKiss
CapLie
bcBecause
BFFBest friends forever
ASAPAs soon as possible
POSPiece of s***
vsVersus
AIArtificial intelligence
RPGRole-playing game
2To
MemeA piece of media that spreads via the Internet
SOSignificant other
24/7Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
FriendversaryFriendship anniversary
VaxholeA person who brags about being vaccinated
KarenAn entitled woman
GhostingLeaving without saying goodbye
cyaSee ya
Clout chaserA person who does things just to become popular
sfxSpecial effects
Go viralTo become popular on the Internet
plzPlease
supWhat's up
procProgrammed random occurrence
PSPlayStation
SOBSon of a b****
HBYHow about you?
XOXOHugs and kisses
NSFWNot safe for work
KIAKilled in action
ftFeaturing
TorchTo beat someone in competition
HottieAn attractive person
uYou
LeechFreeloader
SnowflakeA sensitive person
WhoaExpression of surprise
DittoSame
hunHoney
J/KJust kidding
qtCutie
TBCTo be continued
msgMessage
Gummy acheStomach ache from eating gummy candies
GaslightingManipulating information or objects to make a person doubt themself
StudA highly skilled individual
AKAAlso known as
b-dayBirthday
Binge-watchTo view many episodes or movies in a row
mhmMm-hmm
MMOMassively multiplayer online
AdultingActing like an adult
420Marijuana
TriggeredAngry
hahaLaughing
N64Nintendo 64
sortaSort of
pervPervert
b4Before
ShawtyA fine female
MIAMissing in action
UberThe best
BeastAwesome person
Netflix and chillHook up
KOK
TGIFThank goodness it's Friday
TMIToo much information
COCCode of conduct
cSee
shipRelationship
ETAEstimated time of arrival
Show holeSadness after finishing a great show
lilLittle
46President Joe Biden
nukeNuclear missile
DopeCool
You got itFor sure
odOverdose
DankruptOut of Marijuana
BTDTBeen there, done that
PotMarijuana
TMTrademark
antifaAnti-fascists
NNTRNo need to reply
dDi**
BoozeAlcohol
PEOTUSPresident-elect of the United States
BootyliciousAttractive with a nice rear end
PlasteredDrunk
Hot takeA controversial opinion
BossAwesome person
KicksFun
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
FYIFor your information
CreeperA socially invasive person
N/ANot Available
hwHomework
mwaKiss
reRegarding
WootWoohoo!
rawrRoar
Hook upTo be physically intimate with another person
IOUI owe you
PS3PlayStation 3
LGBTQLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer
DopeIllegal drugs
HotPhysically attractive
You got servedYou were called out
SOLS*** out of luck
LitExciting
USAUnited States of America
SheeshExpression of disbelief
CupcakingFlirting
minsMinutes
GosuHighly skilled
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
ChillRelax
Stay wokeStay aware of social problems
DivaA self-important, demanding person
DQDisqualify
CGComputer Graphics
NFLNational Football League
Anti-vaxxerA person who opposes vaccines
h8rHater
POTUSPresident of the United States
favsFavorites
EloElo rating system
411Information
DIYDo it yourself
MYOBMind your own business
CDCompact disc
FinesseTo persuade
Work boyfriendBest male friend at work
JailbaitAttractive underage person
SwerveGo away
Irish goodbyeLeaving without saying goodbye
APAssociated Press
addyAdderall
RoofieA date rape drug
blizzBlizzard
noobletYoung newbie
roboRobotics Facility
POWPrisoner of war
AAVEAfrican-American Vernacular English
DACADeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Po-poPolice
ClapbackA clever comeback
Straight fireVery cool
charCharacter
Performative activismActivism performed to gain social standing
b/cBecause
FWIWFor what it's worth
Oh snapExpression of surprise
HipsterA person who dislikes mainstream culture
mgmtManagement
BestieBest Friend
PotheadPerson who smokes a lot of pot
VacayVacation
DigitsPhone number
MOHMedal of Honor
RubberA condom
CrewGroup of friends
Mary JaneMarijuana
WBYWhat about you?
LoELevel of effort
MacroEconomy management skill
DTRDefine the relationship
gimmeGive me
LarperLive action role-player
ChillaxChill and relax
Break the InternetTo cause something to go viral online
FandomCommunity of fans
SlackerA lazy person
BFFMBest friends forevermore
Throwing shadeDisrespecting
The struggle is realHaving difficulty doing something
WWJDWhat would Jesus do
G2GGood to go
YugeHuge
WokeAware of social issues
RSVPRépondez s'il vous plaît
imbaImbalanced
ScamdemicFake pandemic
MicroUnit micromanagement skill
ytYouTube
Chasing cloutDoing things just to become popular
PlankingLying face down and straight like a plank
WCGWorld Cyber Games
Tree huggerA person who cares about the environment
EffinF***ing
favFavorite
Crying JordanA meme featuring a crying Michael Jordan
JKJust kidding
AirheadStupid
XKiss
PDAPublic display of affection
Devil's lettuceCannabis
RedneckAn uneducated Southerner
spSpelling
Sip teaMind your business
KFCKentucky Fried Chicken
Cash me outsideCome outside and I'll beat you
Bye FeliciaGoodbye
deetsDetails
XOKiss and Hug
SavageViciously cool
WeedMarijuana
KCCOKeep calm and carry on
MackTo flirt
WhippedObedient
SkolGood health
CovidCOVID-19
AFJApril Fools' joke
TwerkHip-gyrating dance move
SlacktivismLazy activism
YasssYes
F2FFace to face
mMale
On fleekPerfect
sk8Skate
BoomerA person born between 1946 and 1964
45President Donald Trump
IshKind of
SpitTo freestyle rap
CrayCrazy
ARAugmented reality
Booty callAn intimate rendezvous
heheLaughing
mofoMother F*****
Day oneA very close friend
ColdMean
BlingOverly flashy jewelry
Cancel cultureCanceling people who do anything controversial
GotchaI get you
QuaranfifteenWeight gained during COVID-19 quarantine
Sugar babyA young person who uses an older person for money
SMSShort Message Service
Galentine's DayFebruary 13th ladies-only celebration
TikTokerA TikTok user
TightAwesome
HBOHome Box Office
The Great ResignationPeople quitting their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic
sisSister
GPSGlobal positioning system
POCProof of concept
RoachingSecretly dating many romantic partners at the same time
WhipVehicle
FommyFather mommy
NCNo comment
cidAcid
Celine a sceneTo add a Celine Dion song to a video for maximum emotional impact
FlyCool
Sawing logsSleeping
emoEmotional
BooBabe
ATMAutomated teller machine
NFTNon-fungible token
YayoCocaine
My bMy mistake
FOAFFriend of a friend
JointMarijuana cigarette
PTLPraise the Lord
FireAwesome
tweenTweenager
YouTuberA YouTube user
WompExpression of disappointment
SlapsIs impressive
Snitches get stitchesPeople who tell on others will get hurt
Relationship goalsAn admirable relationship
Side chickA mistress
Fake newsFake news source that pretends to be real
RoofiedDrugged by a person
NarkInformant
GA thousand dollars
WhitesplainTo explain racism to a person of color
FleekPerfect
PeriodtAn expression of emphasis
refReferee
SickAwesome
ManspreaderA guy who sits with his legs spread wide
JaguarAn older woman who dates younger men
GrailsA rare pair of sneakers
DawgFriend
Relationship weightWeight gained from a romantic relationship
No capNo lie
Throw handsFight
TrillWell respected
TGFFThank God for Friday
BonesDollars
HoneydudeA boyfriend or husband used for his money
FAQFrequently Asked Questions
Whoja vuFeeling that you have met someone before
Side eyeDisapproving glance
PSAPublic Service Announcement
BlursdayLiterally any day of the week, they're all the same now
lawlLOL
TwerkingShaking hips and rear in a bouncing motion
AIMAOL Instant Messenger
IMInstant message
BreadcrumbingLeading someone on romantically
N/ANot applicable
We moveWe carry on
InstadadA man who marries a person with kids
DSTDaylight Saving Time
QuaranteamA small group that socializes in-person during COVID-19
MateFriend
ShawtieA fine female
sistahSister
Dumpster fireTotal mess
TrumperA Donald Trump supporter
CellfishInconsiderate of others while talking on the phone
GingerRed-head
SnaccAn attractive person
Netflix cheatingWatching future episodes of a favorite Netflix show without your partner
Thirst trapA provocative action, message, or photo
WFXWork from anywhere
LeetspeakSpelling variations that replace English letters with numbers and characters
bioBathroom
SATScholastic Aptitude Test
StudAn attractive male
BiBisexual
Girlfriend taxFood taken by your girlfriend
Truth bombA surprising but true statement
PumpedExcited
BeefBothering problem
SimpingObsessing over a person that does not return the same affection
ShotgunFront passenger seat
HIMYMHow I Met Your Mother
Moon doorTo get rid of
famFamily
Hop offGo away
TwinningSaying or doing something in coordination with another person
infoInformation
ShadeDisrespect
NetizenAn Internet citizen
HotsAttraction to a person
Put on blastTo call out
MillennialA person born between 1981 and 1996
nahNo
PnPParty and Play
LockdownAn order to stay where you are
Bros before hoesGuy friends are more important than romantic interests
FrontinTo pretend you are something you are not
TebowingGetting in a position of praying
SFWSafe for work
ICEU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Alternative factsLies used to replace facts
TextpectationExpectation of waiting for a text
Liberal tearsComplaints from a liberal
No chillUncalm
BOBody odor
SwattingCreating a false emergency to get a SWAT team to respond
PCPolitically correct
LGBTLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
BrotherzoneA relationship where a person's love interest thinks of him as a brother
GrindTo do something difficult
CancelShut down or force out
DoeThough
PTOPaid time off
Clout leechA person who is friends with someone just to become more popular
VampingStaying up late at night using electronics
RatchetWretched
CuffingLinking up in a relationship with a person
SmoochKiss
Bikini bridgeSpace between a bikini bottom and stomach
More issues than VogueA lot of problems
jJoint
TrippinHallucinating
TootsiesToes
Porcelain throneToilet
DankHigh quality marijuana
PeacockingShowing off
Do it for the gramTo do something only to share on Instagram
Bing bongExpression of emphasis
jellyJealous
GucciGood
Presidential flashcardsDollars
Social distancingIsolating from other people
NowishSometime close to now
DLDown low
fFemale
gr8Great
pplPeople
Cowboy UpGet tough
InternestA comfy spot to surf the Internet
LeftistA person with radical left-wing political views
LlelloCocaine
FaucismCovid-related fascism led by Dr. Anthony Fauci
GatekeepTo police who has access to an identity or community
LOTRLord of the Rings
StashingDating a person but unwilling to publicly acknowledge it
ShookCompletely surprised
EGFor example
M/FMale or female
NetflixingEating a lot of food when you mean to eat just a little
ronaCoronavirus
Corona bumpElbow bump with a person to avoid spreading the coronavirus
nehNo
MSMMainstream media
BurritoingWrapping yourself tightly in blankets
Red weddingA disaster
CakingFlirting
SleptTo hit someone hard
DougieDance move
VeggiesVegetables
PlayerA male who manipulates others for his own gain
Hits differentAffects differently
sicSpelling incorrect
puterComputer
FacestalkingLooking through someone's pictures on Facebook
LumbersexualA well-groomed male who looks like a lumberjack
HeaddeskExtreme frustration
vaxVaccination
1FOne female
Selfie stickAn extendable pole with a smartphone on the end
That moment whenRemember that time when
WFAWork from anywhere
Ugly hotPhysically attractive despite some ugly features
Friend zoneA relationship where a person's love interest thinks of them as just a friend
dcedDisconnected
WinoA person who drinks an excessive amount of wine
Gold diggerA person who uses another person for money
Trophy husbandAn attractive husband
datThat
SkankA promiscuous woman
ButterfaceAn attractive person with an unattractive face
honHoney
NonpologyNon-apology
DissDisrespect
Shut up and take my moneyI want to purchase that
JohnToilet
BrennerBreakfast for dinner
WhitelashWhite voter backlash
JackpottingWinning
mulaMoney
WWFWorld Wildlife Fund
Brain fartBrief absence of intelligence
A7XAvenged Sevenfold
SmartsIntelligence
GrandA thousand dollars
MVPMost valuable player
MoochTo freeload
Third wheelA person who feels left out
BenchingUsing a person as a backup date
Revenge bodyA physically fit body after breaking up
SlacktivistLazy activist
FitspoFitness inspiration
TightClose
Ugly sleepDeep sleep
Clap backA clever comeback
WickedVery cool
Keep it 100Stay true to yourself
XYZExamine your zipper
HomesliceA close friend
WhoopsExclamation of a mistake
Turnt upExcited
SextSexually explicit message
KicksShoes
Unicorn momAn imperfect, authentic mom who defies mom shaming
IQIntelligence quotient
Real talkHonest truth
Love bombingBombarding someone with acts of adoration
GurlGirl
NASCAR dadA white, working class father
Virtue signalingDemonstrating moral superiority
ppdPostponed
HangryAngry because you're hungry
BasicLow sophistication
ColdAwesome
SnoozefeedTo scroll your newsfeed instead of getting out of bed
BirtherA person who believes Obama is not a US citizen
Sugar mamaAn older woman used for her money by a man
pkmnPokémon
GFGluten-free
VideobombTo pose in the background of a video
TATeaching assistant
Fruit salad of lifeResults of a person's life decisions
Alpha momA dominant female in a group of mothers

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