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
SMPSurvival Multiplayer
GGGood game
StackThe full amount of held items
AFKAway from keyboard
IRLIn real life
modModification
NoobNewbie
Vanilla MinecraftUnmodified Minecraft
tpTeleport
CoDCall of Duty
IDKI don't know
WPWell played
opOverpowered
lvlLevel
VRVirtual reality
NPNo problem
DPSDamage per second
potPotion
TTYLTalk to you later
PvPPlayer versus player
xpExperience
AimbotAutomatic aiming bot
FailFailure
susSuspicious
GLHFGood luck have fun
WTFWhat the f***
HUDHeads up display
GriefingIrritating other players
BuffStrengthen
PCPersonal computer
haxHacks
BiomeMinecraft region
NerfWeaken
RektWrecked
pickPickaxe
Mid gameMiddle phase of a game
FacepalmTo place your palm on your face in embarrassment
MobMinecraft creature
TYThank you
FPSFirst-person shooter
OMGOh my gosh
PS4PlayStation 4
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
RNGRandom number generator
HPHealth points
MCMinecraft
GG no reGood game, no rematch
NotchMinecraft creator
TwitchVideo game streaming website
GlitchingMalfunctioning video game
MainMain character
wutWhat
ScrubLoser
HPHit points
LoLLeague of Legends
KappaSarcasm
ADCAttack damage carry
RPRoleplay
ADAttack damage
1337Leet
FFAFree for all
IKI know
n00bA new or inexperienced user
NPCNon-player character
GrindingPerforming repetitive tasks to level up
GLGood luck
YWhy
BFBig freaking sword
COCClash of Clans
Dog waterWorthless
akAK-47
LANLocal Area Network
KSKill steal
360-noscope360 no scope
CampingHolding position
MTGMagic: The Gathering
gratsCongratulations
ADSAiming down sight
deagleDesert Eagle
TrollingPosting offensive comments
Easter eggA hidden message
TLDRToo long, didn't read
JunglingKilling neutral monsters in the jungle
CreeperHostile mob
SpleefMinecraft multiplayer game
KKOK
ARAMAll random all mid
KitingMoving while avoiding attack
TurtlingPlaying defensively
cdCooldown
KDAKills Deaths Assists
AOEArea of effect
GL HFGood luck have fun
DnDDungeons & Dragons
SSPSurvival Single Player
CTFCapture the flag
TDMTeam Death Match
BFGBig friggin' gun
G2GGotta go
NukeAn ability that deals a lot of damage
OOMOut of mana
LFLooking for
KDRKill death ratio
GTAGrand Theft Auto
CYOACover your own a**
GamerA video game player
POVPoint of view
YWYou're welcome
CamperA player who doesn't move
ATMAt the moment
PigA Minecraft mob
FTWFor the win
SpeedrunAn attempt to play through a video game as fast as possible
PoggersAmazing
ASAttack speed
InstalockQuickly lock in your character selection
NSNice shot
2M2HToo much to handle
Tower divingAttacking an opposing player under his tower
GrieferAn irritating player
SOSSave our souls
DebuffWeakening effect
DMDeathmatch
RagequitTo angrily quit a game
HSHeadshot
IGNIn-game name
DomedHeadshotted
TryhardA person who cares too much about winning
modModerator
NTNice try
FFSFor f***'s sake
2EZToo easy
EsportsElectronic sports
WoWWorld of Warcraft
POSPiece of s***
WBWelcome back
w00tJoy and excitement
SquidwardVillager
MLGMajor League Gaming
ammoAmmunition
SOHSlight of hand
BMBad manner
RLReal life
ptsPoints
PKPlayer kill
CCCrowd control
ChungusA cute, chunky creature
dlDownload
dmgDamage
vsVersus
YeetTo throw something out of rage
pwnedOwned
AIArtificial intelligence
RPGRole-playing game
APAbility power
l8rLater
critCritical Strike
d/cDisconnected
Self-reportReporting your own kill
aaAutoattack
sfxSpecial effects
SquishyLow base health or defense
TMNTTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
WhaWhat
dcDisconnect
ARAssault rifle
PBEPublic beta environment
ltrLater
GMGame master
GBGuild bank
ChampionLeague of Legends player-controlled character
newbNewbie
SubsSubscribers
FMJFull metal jacket
SkellyA Minecraft Skeleton
SOBSon of a b****
NSNo s***
GGsGood games
AMPAdventure Multiplayer
ultUltimate ability
PBPersonal best
Get oofedGet wrecked
cdrCooldown reduction
WTSWant to sell
JebaitedDeceived
procProgrammed random occurrence
PSPlayStation
TOSTerms of service
invInvite
CowMinecraft mob
CarriesMOBA players that carry their team
TorchTo beat someone in competition
OSTOriginal soundtrack
BGBad game
BoostingUnfair level boosting
ZvTZerg versus Terran
GogoGo now
OICOh, I see
TYVMThank you very much
SUShut up
NetherrackNether block
matsMaterials
GGAGood game all
GankingLaunching a surprise attack
SupportChampion who plays on the bottom lane
KIAKilled in action
PPPause please
HCGHardcore Gamer
BoomkinMoonkin druid
QFirst champion ability
TFTwisted Fate
BKBack
WhoaExpression of surprise
LeechFreeloader
DittoSame
comboCombination
altAlternate character
SpeedrunnerA gamer who plays through a video game as fast as possible
2.5DGame that is halfway between 2D and 3D
incIncoming
sc2StarCraft 2
GFGGood friggin' game
WoahExpression of surprise
ACArmor class
MarinatingGaining a Crewmate's trust and then killing them
ClutchAbility to perform under pressure
WWin
HMPHardcore Multiplayer
TwinkPowerful low-level character
suxSucks
DingLevel up
LCSLeague Championship Series
repReputation
DiscoDiscord
AYFKMAre you freaking kidding me
hi5High five
ChickenMinecraft mob
^5High five
SYIHSee you in hell
OTPOn the phone
pwn3dOwned
Never luckyNo luck while playing a game
MMOMassively multiplayer online
pwndOwned
mobMonster
MTFBWYMay the Force be with you
LFMLooking for more
OwnerPlayer that controls the minion
TiltedAggravated
rdyReady
kgoOk, go
StreamerSomeone who regularly broadcasts on Twitch.tv
D&DDungeons and Dragons
Boss runA series of bosses in a row
N64Nintendo 64
BossMain bad character
TriggeredAngry
shudShould
BSTSBetter safe than sorry
Late gameLater stages of a game
LGSLocal game store
MooshroomMinecraft mob
aggroAggression
TopdeckTo draw from your deck
APAttack power
UberThe best
BeastAwesome person
atsAttack speed
MCYTMinecraft YouTuber
IGLIn-game leader
BO5Best of five
Early gameBeginning phase of a game
FarmTo gather supplies
cataCataclysm
oneshotOne shot completion
ObbyObstacle course
BF2Battlefield 2
DOTADefense of the Ancients
TurtleA gamer who plays defensively
TKTeam kill
Dunk onMake fun of
MOBAMultiplayer online battle arena
SWTORStar Wars: The Old Republic
nukeNuclear missile
KEKWLaughter
BossAwesome person
WTBHWhat the bloody hell
LFGLooking for group
ButterGold
CMPCreative Multiplayer
GasGreat
IAPIn-app purchase
25mTwenty-five man
GhostingObserving an opponent's gameplay
ChoobSkilled player who intentionally plays badly
Last hittingStriking the final hit on a creep
CCGCollectible card game
WYBWatch your back
50/50Simultaneously killing an accuser and their accused
DonoDonation
HaxTo encounter bad luck
DMDungeon Master
BBIABBe back in a bit
INTIntelligence
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
UYUp yours
MobMobile video game character
WootWoohoo!
pwnTo dominate
GTFOGet the f*** out
Beast modeDominating gameplay
WTTWant to trade
RushTo quickly attack and cause damage
Base raceSimultaneous attacks on enemy bases
F2PFree-to-play
DQDisqualify
PS3PlayStation 3
BBLBe back later
GALGet a life
W8Wait
BabysitTo assist a champion in getting more powerful
w84mWait for me
OMDBOver my dead body
OHKOOne-hit knockout
gmGrandmaster
AHAuction house
gratzCongratulations
EnchanterA champion that helps increase the effectiveness of allies
PeelTo protect a champion
D3Diablo III
AceSolo winner
WTFFWhat the f***ing f***
EloElo rating system
DivingVenturing far into enemy territory
blingBaneling
GosuHighly skilled
Take my energyGood luck
lulzLOL
PCPlayer character
BCBe cool
Aggro deckAggressive card deck
roboRobotics Facility
PeelingProtecting a champion
irlA real-life person
KMMFAKiss my motherf***ing a**
BAMFBad a** mother f*****
Throw the gameLose the game on purpose
POCPiece of crap
ovieOverlord
POWPrisoner of war
U mad broAre you mad?
HOMMHeroes of Might and Magic
MTMistype
MinionGame creature
KOSKill on sight
STRStrength
DEXDexterity
WewtWoot
HPSHeals per second
FNFFriday Night Funkin'
POGPlay of the game
charCharacter
SWYPSo what's your problem
HLHalf-Life
ModderA person who creates mods
RaidTo send viewers to another streamer's stream
brezBattle resurrection
jcJewelcrafter
DeceDecent
CGComputer Graphics
NaturalNatural expansion
chargelotCharge Zealot
TvPTerran versus Protoss
fragPlayer kill
botBottom lane
CHACharisma
PubstompTo annihilate an uncoordinated opposing team
ownageCompletely owned
KekWoW Orcish laugh
KekeKorean laugh
S2USame to you
GSGilvaSunner
NESNintendo Entertainment System
blizzBlizzard
noobletYoung newbie
nubNewbie
GJGood job
GMGood match
GMGood move
HFHave fun
FFFocus fire
OOCOut of character
TeemoThe swift scout
LOTVLegacy of the Void
pwntOwned
PVZPlants versus Zombies
ESADEat s*** and die
ulUpload
Board clearMove that clears the opponent's board of minions
TFBToo freakin' bad
Y/RYeah, right
BO3Best of three
SM64Super Mario 64
HANHow about now?
NHNice hand
L2PLearn to play
LootTreasure
MOHMedal of Honor
YRLYou are lame
PvCPlayer versus computer
InitiatorA DOTA hero that starts a team fight
wspWhisper
DOTDamage over time
NetdeckerA player who looks up decks online
LoSLine of sight
SGSilvaGunner
HMHard mode
RTSReal-time strategy
APMActions per minute
HTHi there
topTop lane
XBXbox
NJNice job
imbaImbalanced
IBFInternet best friend
FOCFree of charge
LUPPLuckiest person on the planet
ULPPUnluckiest person on the planet
ITRWIn the real world
spdSpinning piledriver
AONAll or nothing
StickySticky hand grenade used in the Halo series
SadgeSad
gniteGoodnight
FogUnseen areas of a League of Legends map
MulliganTo replace cards in your starting hand
MaldMad and bald
CreepA basic unit
xblXbox Live
MacroEconomy management skill
DTDark templar
TvZTerran versus Zerg
TvTTerran versus Terran
d20A twenty-sided die
Rush deckAggressive card deck
Rush downTo play aggressively to defeat an opponent
LethalA game-ending amount of damage
lingZergling
CarryMOBA player role
ezpzEasy peasy
JunglerA jungle killing player
TCGTrading card game
ChippingAttacking a blocking opponent
Clip chimpA Twitch user who creates out-of-context video clips
CGClose game
CGCoconut gun
LarperLive action role-player
CSCreep score
NDSNintendo DS
GGPGotta go pee
ARTSAction real-time strategy
Chip damageDamage inflicted on a blocking opponent
WPTWorld Poker Tour
FlamingAngering other Internet users
Scratch damageDamage delivered to a blocking opponent
DONDouble or nothing
STTSingle table tournament
epmEffective actions per minute
SpeedlingZergling with Metabolic Boost
BoomstickDoom shotgun
MCMind Control
TRSThat really sucks
brBathroom
HYEHave you ever
WASWait a second
DFLDead freaking last
SEALSlaying everyone and laughing
FTEWFor the epic win
PUBGPlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Mic upVoice chat with me
MDPSMelee damage per second
DGADon't go anywhere
Dump statAn ability that an RPG player doesn't prioritize
KEKLCackling laughter
VUVisual upgrade
DenyingKilling your own creeps to prevent your enemy from killing them
EffinF***ing
WCGWorld Cyber Games
BioballBiological unit group
MicroUnit micromanagement skill
raxBarracks
PvTProtoss versus Terran
BioBiological units
CCCommand Center
tossProtoss
FarmedRepetitively killed or gathered
SSShort stacked
NVENot very effective
FTLFor the loss
One and doneSingle elimination tournament

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