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
NoobNewbie
LOLLaughing out loud
VRVirtual reality
xpExperience
FailFailure
PCPersonal computer
FacepalmTo place your palm on your face in embarrassment
PS4PlayStation 4
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
TwitchVideo game streaming website
ScrubLoser
xxKisses
LANLocal Area Network
DripSexy style
thxThanks
TrollingPosting offensive comments
CapLie
CYOACover your own a**
DnDDungeons & Dragons
GamerA video game player
bfBoyfriend
SimpA person who obsesses over someone that does not return the same affection
ASAPAs soon as possible
SOSSave our souls
muahKiss
bcBecause
POSPiece of s***
24/7Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
BFFBest friends forever
vsVersus
2To
RPGRole-playing game
AIArtificial intelligence
MemeA piece of media that spreads via the Internet
FBFacebook
KarenAn entitled woman
sfxSpecial effects
SOSignificant other
SOBSon of a b****
FriendversaryFriendship anniversary
WhoaExpression of surprise
supWhat's up
cyaSee ya
plzPlease
VaxholeA person who brags about being vaccinated
Go viralTo become popular on the Internet
GhostingLeaving without saying goodbye
HottieAn attractive person
XOXOHugs and kisses
KIAKilled in action
PSPlayStation
ftFeaturing
DittoSame
msgMessage
StudA highly skilled individual
Clout chaserA person who does things just to become popular
TriggeredAngry
TorchTo beat someone in competition
AKAAlso known as
J/KJust kidding
qtCutie
TBCTo be continued
NSFWNot safe for work
SnowflakeA sensitive person
LeechFreeloader
procProgrammed random occurrence
mhmMm-hmm
Gummy acheStomach ache from eating gummy candies
N64Nintendo 64
pervPervert
hunHoney
GaslightingManipulating information to create doubt
uYou
sortaSort of
b4Before
TGIFThank goodness it's Friday
b-dayBirthday
cSee
AdultingActing like an adult
420Marijuana
hahaLaughing
MIAMissing in action
Binge-watchTo view many episodes or movies in a row
BTDTBeen there, done that
KOK
SOLS*** out of luck
ETAEstimated time of arrival
ShawtyA fine female
lilLittle
Netflix and chillHook up
Hook upTo be physically intimate with another person
BeastAwesome person
dDi**
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
TMIToo much information
COCCode of conduct
BootyliciousAttractive with a nice rear end
IOUI owe you
DankruptOut of Marijuana
nukeNuclear missile
411Information
b/cBecause
N/ANot Available
hwHomework
You got itFor sure
rawrRoar
UberThe best
DopeCool
KicksFun
Hot takeA controversial opinion
You got servedYou were called out
shipRelationship
Show holeSadness after finishing a great show
TMTrademark
mwaKiss
BoozeAlcohol
minsMinutes
NNTRNo need to reply
PlasteredDrunk
LitExciting
CreeperA socially invasive person
PS3PlayStation 3
LGBTQLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer
PEOTUSPresident-elect of the United States
46President Joe Biden
antifaAnti-fascists
BossAwesome person
HotPhysically attractive
odOverdose
EloElo rating system
FWIWFor what it's worth
FYIFor your information
ClapbackA clever comeback
Straight fireVery cool
reRegarding
PotMarijuana
h8rHater
GosuHighly skilled
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
ChillRelax
Performative activismActivism performed to gain social standing
DopeIllegal drugs
CupcakingFlirting
favsFavorites
AAVEAfrican-American Vernacular English
Anti-vaxxerA person who opposes vaccines
CGComputer Graphics
Chasing cloutDoing things just to become popular
mgmtManagement
SheeshExpression of disbelief
WootWoohoo!
Stay wokeStay aware of social problems
JailbaitAttractive underage person
DivaA self-important, demanding person
DQDisqualify
LarperLive action role-player
VacayVacation
noobletYoung newbie
POWPrisoner of war
POTUSPresident of the United States
charCharacter
CrewGroup of friends
MYOBMind your own business
APAssociated Press
BestieBest Friend
HipsterA person who dislikes mainstream culture
Mary JaneMarijuana
USAUnited States of America
ytYouTube
Work boyfriendBest male friend at work
MOHMedal of Honor
RoofieA date rape drug
XOKiss and Hug
imbaImbalanced
SlackerA lazy person
NFLNational Football League
MicroUnit micromanagement skill
MacroEconomy management skill
CDCompact disc
Irish goodbyeLeaving without saying goodbye
EffinF***ing
ChillaxChill and relax
roboRobotics Facility
Po-poPolice
FinesseTo persuade
DACADeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
SavageViciously cool
FandomCommunity of fans
DIYDo it yourself
SwerveGo away
Oh snapExpression of surprise
Tree huggerA person who cares about the environment
gimmeGive me
addyAdderall
CovidCOVID-19
LoELevel of effort
Break the InternetTo cause something to go viral online
PotheadPerson who smokes a lot of pot
DTRDefine the relationship
The struggle is realHaving difficulty doing something
ScamdemicFake pandemic
Sip teaMind your business
PlankingLying face down and straight like a plank
WCGWorld Cyber Games
RubberA condom
DigitsPhone number
favFavorite
WBYWhat about you?
Throwing shadeDisrespecting
BFFMBest friends forevermore
DawgFriend
YugeHuge
WWJDWhat would Jesus do
Bye FeliciaGoodbye
G2GGood to go
JaguarAn older woman who dates younger men
SkolGood health
deetsDetails
RSVPRépondez s'il vous plaît
BlingOverly flashy jewelry
WeedMarijuana
Crying JordanA meme featuring a crying Michael Jordan
Cancel cultureCanceling people who do anything controversial
WokeAware of social issues
Cash me outsideCome outside and I'll beat you
AirheadStupid
YasssYes
45President Donald Trump
F2FFace to face
JKJust kidding
mofoMother F*****
Devil's lettuceCannabis
XKiss
Deez NutsA fake Presidential candidate
spSpelling
CrayCrazy
KCCOKeep calm and carry on
RedneckAn uneducated Southerner
heheLaughing
Fake newsFake news source that pretends to be real
Booty callAn intimate rendezvous
Netflix cheatingWatching future episodes of a favorite Netflix show without your partner
AFJApril Fools' joke
KFCKentucky Fried Chicken
BooBabe
TwerkHip-gyrating dance move
WhippedObedient
MackTo flirt
SimpingObsessing over a person that does not return the same affection
mMale
TrillWell respected
sk8Skate
PDAPublic display of affection
emoEmotional
SpitTo freestyle rap
sisSister
The Great ResignationPeople quitting their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic
Social distancingIsolating from other people
SlapsIs impressive
GotchaI get you
ARAugmented reality
FommyFather mommy
SMSShort Message Service
IshKind of
WhitesplainTo explain racism to a person of color
Sugar babyA young person who uses an older person for money
TightAwesome
HBOHome Box Office
BoomerA person born between 1946 and 1964
SlacktivismLazy activism
TikTokerA TikTok user
GPSGlobal positioning system
POCProof of concept
FireAwesome
TGFFThank God for Friday
Side chickA mistress
YouTuberA YouTube user
JointMarijuana cigarette
Sawing logsSleeping
CringeUnpleasant
NCNo comment
Throw handsFight
FacestalkingLooking through someone's pictures on Facebook
AIMAOL Instant Messenger
Liberal tearsComplaints from a liberal
ManspreaderA guy who sits with his legs spread wide
BreadcrumbingLeading someone on romantically
PnPParty and Play
Do it for the gramTo do something only to share on Instagram
NFTNon-fungible token
NetizenAn Internet citizen
Snitches get stitchesPeople who tell on others will get hurt
YayoCocaine
FOAFFriend of a friend
Galentine's DayFebruary 13th ladies-only celebration
Relationship goalsAn admirable relationship
DoeThough
PTLPraise the Lord
LeftistA person with radical left-wing political views
ColdMean
Real talkHonest truth
cidAcid
WompExpression of disappointment
NarkInformant
On fleekPerfect
WhipVehicle
FlyCool
refReferee
QuaranfifteenWeight gained during COVID-19 quarantine
Celine a sceneTo add a Celine Dion song to a video for maximum emotional impact
SickAwesome
My bMy mistake
jJoint
FleekPerfect
Thirst trapA provocative action, message, video, or photo
RoofiedDrugged by a person
tweenTweenager
MillennialA person born between 1981 and 1996
PeriodtAn expression of emphasis
Day oneA very close friend
GrailsA rare pair of sneakers
Relationship weightWeight gained from a romantic relationship
RoachingSecretly dating many romantic partners at the same time
FAQFrequently Asked Questions
JohnToilet
LeetspeakSpelling variations that replace English letters with numbers and characters
pplPeople
Truth bombA surprising but true statement
SFWSafe for work
LGBTTQQIAAPLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Ally, and Pansexual
ChickenScared
Moon doorTo get rid of
IMInstant message
CellfishInconsiderate of others while talking on the phone
N/ANot applicable
Put on blastTo call out
SnaccAn attractive person
LockdownAn order to stay where you are
TextpectationExpectation of waiting for a text
No capNo lie
Sending meMaking me laugh
TwinningSaying or doing something in coordination with another person
Presidential flashcardsDollars
TebowingGetting in a position of praying
HIMYMHow I Met Your Mother
sistahSister
FrontinTo pretend you are something you are not
Bros before hoesGuy friends are more important than romantic interests
GingerRed-head
PSAPublic Service Announcement
VampingStaying up late at night using electronics
Hop offGo away
Alternative factsLies used to replace facts
PoserA person who pretends to be someone they are not
TrippinHallucinating
RatchetWretched
CuffingLinking up in a relationship with a person
bioBathroom
QuaranteamA small group that socializes in-person during COVID-19
Hits differentAffects differently
dcedDisconnected
SATScholastic Aptitude Test
WFXWork from anywhere
MVPMost valuable player
WipeTotal death
GatekeepTo police who has access to an identity or community
GucciGood
Bag£1000
Friend zoneA relationship where a person's love interest thinks of them as just a friend
PumpedExcited
BeefBothering problem
ShotgunFront passenger seat
BiBisexual
Gold diggerA person who uses another person for money
DSTDaylight Saving Time
FriendzoneWhen someone just wants to be friends
infoInformation
StudAn attractive male
InstadadA man who marries a person with kids
MateFriend
Side eyeDisapproving glance
ShawtieA fine female
famFamily
TwerkingShaking hips and rear in a bouncing motion
We moveWe carry on
nahNo
GA thousand dollars
Red weddingA disaster
CancelShut down or force out
HotsAttraction to a person
BrotherzoneA relationship where a person's love interest thinks of him as a brother
SwattingCreating a false emergency to get a SWAT team to respond
MoochTo freeload
BOBody odor
Whoja vuFeeling that you have met someone before
PCPolitically correct
Clout leechA person who is friends with someone just to become more popular
HoneydudeA boyfriend or husband used for his money
SmoochKiss
ICEU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
BlursdayLiterally any day of the week, they're all the same now
TootsiesToes
BonesDollars
No chillUncalm
PeacockingShowing off
DankHigh quality marijuana
BenchingUsing a person as a backup date
More issues than VogueA lot of problems
GrindTo do something difficult
jellyJealous
Porcelain throneToilet
Bikini bridgeSpace between a bikini bottom and stomach
WWFWorld Wildlife Fund
Dumpster fireTotal mess
fitspoFitness inspiration
Girlfriend taxFood taken by your girlfriend
ShadeDisrespect
1FOne female
Bing bongExpression of emphasis
ATMAutomated teller machine
puterComputer
Turnt upExcited
fFemale
WhitelashWhite voter backlash
gr8Great
NASCAR dadA white, working class father
Alpha momA dominant female in a group of mothers
ZoomerA person born between 1997 and 2012
ronaCoronavirus
Shut up and take my moneyI want to purchase that
LOTRLord of the Rings
Cuffing seasonThe fall and winter time period where people begin relationships
EGFor example
M/FMale or female
That moment whenRemember that time when
WhoopsExclamation of a mistake
LlelloCocaine
NetflixingEating a lot of food when you mean to eat just a little
ButterfaceAn attractive person with an unattractive face
VeggiesVegetables
JackpottingWinning
PhotobombTo pose in the background of a picture being taken
sicSpelling incorrect
Cowboy UpGet tough
ColdAwesome
GSOHGreat sense of humor
YABAYet another bloody acronym
SwagFree stuff
TBDTo be determined
HomesliceA close friend
SextSexually explicit message
ShookCompletely surprised
datThat
LumbersexualA well-groomed male who looks like a lumberjack
Corona bumpElbow bump with a person to avoid spreading the coronavirus
BurritoingWrapping yourself tightly in blankets
SleptTo hit someone hard
ppdPostponed
NonpologyNon-apology
mulaMoney
SkankA promiscuous woman
A7XAvenged Sevenfold
PlayerA male who manipulates others for his own gain
Brain fartBrief absence of intelligence
MAGAMake America Great Again
BrennerBreakfast for dinner
mechMechanical units
LGBTLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
MSMMainstream media
DougieDance move
PTOPaid time off
nehNo
SmartsIntelligence
SaltyUpset
NowishSometime close to now
TrumperA Donald Trump supporter
Selfie stickAn extendable pole with a smartphone on the end
Third wheelA person who feels left out
TightClose
Revenge bodyA physically fit body after breaking up
CakingFlirting
InternestA comfy spot to surf the Internet
GurlGirl
WickedVery cool
XYZExamine your zipper
SlacktivistLazy activist
HeaddeskExtreme frustration
Ugly sleepDeep sleep
KicksShoes
Clap backA clever comeback
Low keyLaid back
Talking trashDisrespecting
Keep it 100Stay true to yourself
FaucismCovid-related fascism led by Dr. Anthony Fauci
Ugly hotPhysically attractive despite some ugly features
HangryAngry because you're hungry
Spill the teaShare the gossip
statsStatistics
IQIntelligence quotient
DisDisrespect

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