Online Gaming Slang

In multiplayer games, every second counts. Messaging shorthand is a critical tool for communicating with other players during gameplay. Below is a list of slang terms used in online gaming that will help you communicate faster and, most importantly, avoid being a n00b.

You can also view specific terminology used in World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Dota 2, StarCraft II, Call of Duty, and Minecraft.

Slang Term Meaning Votes
GGGood game
SMPSurvival Multiplayer
IRLIn real life
NoobNewbie
IDKI don't know
AFKAway from keyboard
NPNo problem
TTYLTalk to you later
StackThe full amount of held items
modModification
TYThank you
susSuspicious
Vanilla MinecraftUnmodified Minecraft
WTFWhat the f***
tpTeleport
CoDCall of Duty
OMGOh my gosh
VRVirtual reality
IKI know
OPOverpowered
WPWell played
xpExperience
lvlLevel
DPSDamage per second
PvPPlayer versus player
GLHFGood luck have fun
wutWhat
YWhy
AimbotAutomatic aiming bot
PCPersonal computer
FailFailure
PotPotion
YWYou're welcome
FacepalmTo place your palm on your face in embarrassment
HUDHeads up display
NerfWeaken
haxHacks
BuffStrengthen
BiomeMinecraft region
GriefingIrritating other players
PS4PlayStation 4
pickPickaxe
RektWrecked
WhoaExpression of surprise
ScrubLoser
Mid gameMiddle phase of a game
KKOK
RNGRandom number generator
MCMinecraft
MobMinecraft creature
HPHit points
FPSFirst-person shooter
GG no reGood game, no rematch
TwitchVideo game streaming website
HPHealth points
NotchMinecraft creator
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
ADAttack damage
ATMAt the moment
G2GGot to go
GLGood luck
LoLLeague of Legends
Dog waterWorthless
ADCAttack damage carry
rpRoleplay
n00bA new or inexperienced user
KappaSarcasm
MainMain character
LANLocal Area Network
GlitchingMalfunctioning video game
FFAFree for all
GrindingPerforming repetitive tasks to level up
1337Leet
FFSFor f***'s sake
NPCNon-player character
CampingStaying in one spot
akAK-47
Easter eggA hidden message
gratsCongratulations
360-noscope360 no scope
SOSSave our souls
COCClash of Clans
KitingMoving while avoiding attack
ARAMAll random all mid
YeetTo throw something out of rage
NSNo s***
GamerA video game player
GL HFGood luck have fun
deagleDesert Eagle
JunglingKilling neutral monsters in the jungle
CreeperHostile mob
MTGMagic: The Gathering
SpleefMinecraft multiplayer game
FTWFor the win
KSKill steal
ADSAiming down sight
TrollingPosting offensive comments
DnDDungeons & Dragons
OOMOut of mana
KDAKills Deaths Assists
GTAGrand Theft Auto
NukeAn ability that deals a lot of damage
cdCooldown
NTNice try
2M2HToo much to handle
RagequitTo angrily quit a game
TYVMThank you very much
KDRKill death ratio
vsVersus
WoWWorld of Warcraft
TurtlingPlaying defensively
PoggersAmazing
ASAttack speed
AOEArea of effect
Tower divingAttacking an opposing player under his tower
BFBig freaking sword
modModerator
l8rLater
TDMTeam deathmatch
CamperA player who doesn't move
BFGBig Freakin' Gun
CYOACover your own a**
TryhardA person who cares too much about winning
CTFCapture the flag
AIArtificial intelligence
OICOh, I see
RPGRole-playing game
RLReal life
InstalockQuickly lock in your character selection
HSHeadshot
DittoSame
LFLooking for
DMDeathmatch
SpeedrunAn attempt to play through a video game as fast as possible
SSPSurvival Single Player
ChungusA cute, chunky creature
ammoAmmunition
DebuffWeakening effect
DomedHeadshotted
MLGMajor League Gaming
GrieferAn irritating player
critCritical Strike
PigA Minecraft mob
PKPlayer kill
BKBack
NSNice shot
IGNIn-game name
EsportsElectronic sports
pwnedOwned
SOBSon of a b****
WBWelcome back
sfxSpecial effects
2EZToo easy
WhaWhat
d/cDisconnected
ptsPoints
dlDownload
APAbility power
suxSucks
WoahExpression of surprise
BGBad game
w00tJoy and excitement
aaAutoattack
CCCrowd control
dmgDamage
AYFKMAre you freaking kidding me
Self-reportReporting your own kill
SoHSlight of Hand
ltrLater
GGsGood games
StreamerSomeone who regularly broadcasts online
SquidwardVillager
PSPlayStation
ChampionLeague of Legends player-controlled character
RdyReady
BMBad mannered
ultUltimate ability
SubsSubscribers
ARAssault rifle
SquishyLow base health or defense
newbNewbie
cdrCooldown reduction
GankingLaunching a surprise attack
CowMinecraft mob
hi5High five
SkellyA Minecraft Skeleton
PBEPublic beta environment
altAlternate character
dcDisconnect
DiscoDiscord
matsMaterials
GBGuild bank
ZvTZerg versus Terran
BSTSBetter safe than sorry
WWin
GMGame master
invInvite
JebaitedDeceived
OSTOriginal soundtrack
SC2StarCraft 2
GGAGood game all
TKTeam kill
^5High five
WTSWant to sell
KIAKilled in action
CarriesMOBA players that carry their team
GogoGo now
Get oofedGet wrecked
SUShut up
TOSTerms of service
pwnTo dominate
AMPAdventure Multiplayer
IncIncoming
LFGLooking for group
PBPersonal best
SupportChampion who plays on the bottom lane
FMJFull metal jacket
ObbyObstacle course
2.5DGame that is halfway between 2D and 3D
shudShould
TriggeredAngry
SpeedrunnerA gamer who plays through a video game as fast as possible
mobMonster
GFGGood friggin' game
PPPause please
TorchTo beat someone in competition
DingLevel up
BoostingUnfair level boosting
BoomkinMoonkin druid
S-tierTop rank
ChickenMinecraft mob
N64Nintendo 64
nukeNuclear missile
LeechFreeloader
NetherrackNether block
SYIHSee you in hell
ClutchAbility to perform under pressure
TiltedAggravated
cataCataclysm
WYBWatch your back
MCYTMinecraft YouTuber
25mTwenty-five man
QFirst champion ability
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
AggroAggressive
LCSLeague Championship Series
repReputation
UberExcellent
BeastAn awesome person
TFTwisted Fate
ACArmor class
FNFFriday Night Funkin'
TwinkPowerful low-level character
HFHave fun
comboCombination
UYUp yours
Pwn3dOwned
EnchanterA champion that helps increase the effectiveness of allies
WTFFWhat the f***ing f***
MMOMassively multiplayer online
pwndOwned
PeelTo protect a champion
APAttack power
Dunk onMake fun of
MarinatingGaining a Crewmate's trust and then killing them
kgoOk, go
CCGCollectible card game
HCGHardcore Gamer
procProgrammed random occurrence
BO5Best of five
BossMain bad character
GTFOGet the f*** out
FarmTo gather supplies
S2USame to you
POWPrisoner of war
50/50Simultaneously killing an accuser and their accused
PeelingProtecting a champion
BBIABBe back in a bit
MCPEMinecraft Pocket Edition
WTBHWhat the bloody hell
AHAuction house
KEKWLaughter
LGSLocal game store
PS3PlayStation 3
BCBe cool
GJGood job
W8Wait
EloElo rating system
OwnerPlayer that controls the minion
OMDBOver my dead body
GhostingObserving an opponent's gameplay
Never luckyNo luck while playing a game
IBFInternet best friend
DGADon't go anywhere
Throw the gameLose the game on purpose
MaldMad and bald
gratzCongratulations
MOBAMultiplayer online battle arena
ULPPUnluckiest person on the planet
brezBattle resurrection
BabysitTo assist a champion in getting more powerful
HMPHardcore Multiplayer
GasGreat
Boss runA series of bosses in a row
GALGet a life
CMPCreative Multiplayer
ESADEat s*** and die
OTPOn the phone
FlamingAngering other Internet users
KMMFAKiss my motherf***ing a**
Late gameLater stages of a game
D&DDungeons and Dragons
MTMistype
KOSKill on sight
LFMLooking for more
YRLYou are lame
Early gameBeginning phase of a game
RushTo quickly attack and cause damage
POGPlay of the game
atsAttack speed
OneshotBeat in one attempt
CCCommand Center
DotADefense of the Ancients
KekeKorean laugh
TurtleA gamer who plays defensively
SpeedlingZergling with Metabolic Boost
BO3Best of three
w84mWait for me
ulUpload
TRSThat really sucks
POCPiece of crap
TCGTrading card game
PvZPlants vs. Zombies
brBathroom
MooshroomMinecraft mob
WootWoohoo!
CGComputer Graphics
GSGilvaSunner
TopdeckTo draw from your deck
HTHi there
Take my energyGood luck
nubNewbie
Chip damageDamage inflicted on a blocking opponent
GosuHighly skilled
TvTTerran versus Terran
F2PFree-to-play
U mad broAre you mad?
FarmedRepetitively killed or gathered
SWTORStar Wars: The Old Republic
blizzBlizzard
DivingVenturing far into enemy territory
BBLBe back later
DeceDecent
pwntOwned
SadgeSad
HaxTo encounter bad luck
L2PLearn to play
BF2Battlefield 2
PvCPlayer versus computer
PubstompTo annihilate an uncoordinated opposing team
Last hittingStriking the final hit on a creep
DonoDonation
xblXbox Live
BlingBaneling
DTDark Templar
RaxBarracks
TvZTerran versus Zerg
PvTProtoss versus Terran
botBottom lane
NESNintendo Entertainment System
MSMovement speed
gmGrandmaster
Y/RYeah, right
WASWait a second
HANHow about now?
PCPlayer character
IAPIn-app purchase
WTTWant to trade
HPSHeals per second
FogUnseen areas of a League of Legends map
MDPSMelee damage per second
ovieOverlord
STRStrength
LootTreasure
ownageCompletely owned
imbaImbalanced
FOCFree of charge
INTIntelligence
charCharacter
WewtWoot
ChoobSkilled player who intentionally plays badly
BioballGroup of Terran biological units
NaturalNatural expansion
chargelotCharge Zealot
TvPTerran versus Protoss
DMDungeon Master
RaidTo send viewers to another streamer's stream
TossProtoss
LingZergling
ezpzEasy peasy
IGLIn-game leader
Beast modeDominating gameplay
Base raceSimultaneous attacks on enemy bases
NDSNintendo DS
GGPGotta go pee
epmEffective actions per minute
ughDisappointed
HMHard mode
RoboRobotics Facility
MobMobile video game character
GMGood move
MinionGame creature
ModderA person who creates mods
TFBToo freakin' bad
BAMFBad a** mother f*****
Aggro deckAggressive card deck
d20A twenty-sided die
CSCreep score
OHKOOne-hit knockout
CGClose game
FeedTo repeatedly get killed by enemy champions
wspWhisper
DOTDamage over time
LoSLine of sight
RTSReal-time strategy
APMActions per minute
BossAwesome person
LOTVLegacy of the Void
SWYPSo what's your problem
ITRWIn the real world
ARTSAction real-time strategy
AONAll or nothing
Board clearMove that clears the opponent's board of minions
WCGWorld Cyber Games
PUBGPlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
LFKLet's freaking Kompete
Clip chimpA Twitch user who creates out-of-context video clips
Scratch damageDamage delivered to a blocking opponent
AceSolo winner
MCMind Control
jcJewelcrafter
KEKLCackling laughter
topTop lane
JunglerA jungle killing player
MacroEconomy management skill
fragPlayer kill
Dump statAn ability that an RPG player doesn't prioritize
LethalA game-ending amount of damage
DQDisqualify
DenyingKilling your own creeps to prevent your enemy from killing them
D3Diablo III
WPTWorld Poker Tour
CreepA basic unit
HOMMHeroes of Might and Magic
DONDouble or nothing
DEXDexterity
noobletYoung newbie
BoomstickDoom shotgun
NVENot very effective
LUPPLuckiest person on the planet
StickyA plasma grenade that sticks to objects
EffinF***ing
TeemoThe swift scout
HYEHave you ever
CHACharisma
NHNice hand
MOHMedal of Honor
LF1MLooking for one more
ButterGold
InitiatorA DOTA hero that starts a team fight
SM64Super Mario 64
HLHalf-Life
CGCoconut gun
SGSilvaGunner
BioBiological units
Rush downTo play aggressively to defeat an opponent
KekWoW Orcish laugh
NetdeckerA player who looks up decks online
lulzLOL
Mic upVoice chat with me
spdSpinning piledriver
STTSingle table tournament
ChippingAttacking a blocking opponent
Rush deckAggressive card deck
GMGood match
irlA real-life person
DFLDead freaking last
SEALSlaying everyone and laughing
FTEWFor the epic win
FGSQTCFor gosh's sake quit the crap
MicroUnit micromanagement skill
SSShort stacked
LarperLive action role-player
OOCOut of character
IMInstant message
FTLFor the loss
XBXbox
WOTLKWrath of the Lich King
MulliganTo replace cards in your starting hand
GGLGood game loser

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