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
IRLIn real life
StackThe full amount of held items
NoobNewbie
AFKAway from keyboard
modModification
IDKI don't know
Vanilla MinecraftUnmodified Minecraft
tpTeleport
CoDCall of Duty
NPNo problem
WPWell played
VRVirtual reality
TTYLTalk to you later
susSuspicious
opOverpowered
lvlLevel
DPSDamage per second
PvPPlayer versus player
xpExperience
potPotion
AimbotAutomatic aiming bot
GLHFGood luck have fun
WTFWhat the f***
FailFailure
PCPersonal computer
TYThank you
HUDHeads up display
NerfWeaken
GriefingIrritating other players
haxHacks
BuffStrengthen
OMGOh my gosh
BiomeMinecraft region
FacepalmTo place your palm on your face in embarrassment
RektWrecked
Mid gameMiddle phase of a game
pickPickaxe
wutWhat
IKI know
RNGRandom number generator
MobMinecraft creature
PS4PlayStation 4
MCMinecraft
HPHealth points
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
TwitchVideo game streaming website
FPSFirst-person shooter
NotchMinecraft creator
GG no reGood game, no rematch
YWhy
GlitchingMalfunctioning video game
HPHit points
MainMain character
ScrubLoser
ADCAttack damage carry
KappaSarcasm
LoLLeague of Legends
ADAttack damage
1337Leet
TLDRToo long, didn't read
n00bA new or inexperienced user
Dog waterWorthless
GLGood luck
FFAFree for all
NPCNon-player character
RPRoleplay
GrindingPerforming repetitive tasks to level up
360-noscope360 no scope
akAK-47
COCClash of Clans
KKOK
CampingHolding position
LANLocal Area Network
Easter eggA hidden message
KSKill steal
YWYou're welcome
gratsCongratulations
deagleDesert Eagle
ADSAiming down sight
KitingMoving while avoiding attack
MTGMagic: The Gathering
JunglingKilling neutral monsters in the jungle
ARAMAll random all mid
cdCooldown
G2GGot to go
BFBig freaking sword
SpleefMinecraft multiplayer game
GL HFGood luck have fun
CreeperHostile mob
AOEArea of effect
TurtlingPlaying defensively
GTAGrand Theft Auto
OOMOut of mana
BFGBig Freakin' Gun
TrollingPosting offensive comments
CYOACover your own a**
NukeAn ability that deals a lot of damage
KDAKills Deaths Assists
SOSSave our souls
PoggersAmazing
TDMTeam Death Match
CamperA player who doesn't move
GamerA video game player
SSPSurvival Single Player
POVPoint of view
DnDDungeons & Dragons
LFLooking for
KDRKill death ratio
RagequitTo angrily quit a game
TryhardA person who cares too much about winning
CTFCapture the flag
ASAttack speed
YeetTo throw something out of rage
WoWWorld of Warcraft
DebuffWeakening effect
Tower divingAttacking an opposing player under his tower
SpeedrunAn attempt to play through a video game as fast as possible
modModerator
GrieferAn irritating player
vsVersus
PigA Minecraft mob
ATMAt the moment
POSPiece of s***
MLGMajor League Gaming
2EZToo easy
HSHeadshot
ammoAmmunition
InstalockQuickly lock in your character selection
DMDeathmatch
DomedHeadshotted
NTNice try
NSNice shot
ChungusA cute, chunky creature
IGNIn-game name
RPGRole-playing game
RLReal life
EsportsElectronic sports
FFSFor f***'s sake
PKPlayer kill
pwnedOwned
AIArtificial intelligence
dlDownload
ptsPoints
WBWelcome back
FTWFor the win
2M2HToo much to handle
CCCrowd control
dmgDamage
critCritical Strike
WhoaExpression of surprise
SOHSlight of hand
BMBad mannered
w00tJoy and excitement
SquidwardVillager
NSNo s***
Self-reportReporting your own kill
l8rLater
MTFBWYMay the Force be with you
SubsSubscribers
aaAutoattack
GGsGood games
APAbility power
d/cDisconnected
ARAssault rifle
TMNTTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
ChampionLeague of Legends player-controlled character
SquishyLow base health or defense
SOBSon of a b****
GMGame master
matsMaterials
sfxSpecial effects
GBGuild bank
OICOh, I see
TYVMThank you very much
PBEPublic beta environment
PSPlayStation
dcDisconnect
AYFKMAre you freaking kidding me
AMPAdventure Multiplayer
CowMinecraft mob
newbNewbie
JebaitedDeceived
SkellyA Minecraft Skeleton
CarriesMOBA players that carry their team
ltrLater
ultUltimate ability
invInvite
WhaWhat
cdrCooldown reduction
KIAKilled in action
BGBad game
BoostingUnfair level boosting
StreamerSomeone who regularly broadcasts on Twitch.tv
FMJFull metal jacket
ZvTZerg versus Terran
2.5DGame that is halfway between 2D and 3D
SUShut up
BKBack
WoahExpression of surprise
OSTOriginal soundtrack
altAlternate character
GankingLaunching a surprise attack
Get oofedGet wrecked
SupportChampion who plays on the bottom lane
TOSTerms of service
TorchTo beat someone in competition
GogoGo now
PBPersonal best
NetherrackNether block
WTSWant to sell
ClutchAbility to perform under pressure
incIncoming
GGAGood game all
TriggeredAngry
rdyReady
suxSucks
BoomkinMoonkin druid
WWin
DittoSame
hi5High five
SpeedrunnerA gamer who plays through a video game as fast as possible
DiscoDiscord
ACArmor class
procProgrammed random occurrence
sc2StarCraft 2
mobMonster
DingLevel up
QFirst champion ability
BSTSBetter safe than sorry
LCSLeague Championship Series
^5High five
comboCombination
GFGGood friggin' game
PPPause please
TiltedAggravated
repReputation
TKTeam kill
N64Nintendo 64
TwinkPowerful low-level character
LeechFreeloader
FarmTo gather supplies
SYIHSee you in hell
HCGHardcore Gamer
pwn3dOwned
MarinatingGaining a Crewmate's trust and then killing them
MMOMassively multiplayer online
pwndOwned
BossMain bad character
aggroAggression
LFGLooking for group
cataCataclysm
HMPHardcore Multiplayer
GhostingObserving an opponent's gameplay
ChickenMinecraft mob
kgoOk, go
APAttack power
shudShould
25mTwenty-five man
OwnerPlayer that controls the minion
BeastAn awesome person
Never luckyNo luck while playing a game
MOBAMultiplayer online battle arena
OTPOn the phone
TFTwisted Fate
LFMLooking for more
D&DDungeons and Dragons
LGSLocal game store
KEKWLaughter
Dunk onMake fun of
Boss runA series of bosses in a row
nukeNuclear missile
BO5Best of five
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
BF2Battlefield 2
ObbyObstacle course
WTBHWhat the bloody hell
GTFOGet the f*** out
Late gameLater stages of a game
atsAttack speed
MooshroomMinecraft mob
AceSolo winner
UberThe best
SWTORStar Wars: The Old Republic
TopdeckTo draw from your deck
DonoDonation
WYBWatch your back
pwnTo dominate
BossAwesome person
GasGreat
MCYTMinecraft YouTuber
50/50Simultaneously killing an accuser and their accused
oneshotOne shot completion
ChoobSkilled player who intentionally plays badly
Early gameBeginning phase of a game
DOTADefense of the Ancients
TurtleA gamer who plays defensively
HaxTo encounter bad luck
UYUp yours
IAPIn-app purchase
BabysitTo assist a champion in getting more powerful
KMMFAKiss my motherf***ing a**
S-tierTop rank
POWPrisoner of war
CGComputer Graphics
EnchanterA champion that helps increase the effectiveness of allies
gratzCongratulations
DMDungeon Master
CMPCreative Multiplayer
PCPlayer character
WTFFWhat the f***ing f***
PeelTo protect a champion
GosuHighly skilled
DivingVenturing far into enemy territory
S2USame to you
CCGCollectible card game
Beast modeDominating gameplay
IGLIn-game leader
Last hittingStriking the final hit on a creep
PS3PlayStation 3
BBIABBe back in a bit
BBLBe back later
GALGet a life
U mad broAre you mad?
STRStrength
ulUpload
BAMFBad a** mother f*****
OMDBOver my dead body
PubstompTo annihilate an uncoordinated opposing team
ButterGold
RushTo quickly attack and cause damage
WTTWant to trade
EloElo rating system
brezBattle resurrection
PvZPlants vs. Zombies
xblXbox Live
F2PFree-to-play
Base raceSimultaneous attacks on enemy bases
Aggro deckAggressive card deck
INTIntelligence
KekeKorean laugh
NESNintendo Entertainment System
blizzBlizzard
RaidTo send viewers to another streamer's stream
DEXDexterity
MobMobile video game character
W8Wait
IBFInternet best friend
Scratch damageDamage delivered to a blocking opponent
ESADEat s*** and die
TFBToo freakin' bad
Y/RYeah, right
d20A twenty-sided die
LethalA game-ending amount of damage
DeceDecent
ARTSAction real-time strategy
WootWoohoo!
gmGrandmaster
Dump statAn ability that an RPG player doesn't prioritize
POGPlay of the game
MTMistype
KOSKill on sight
MinionGame creature
MaldMad and bald
YRLYou are lame
FogUnseen areas of a League of Legends map
CreepA basic unit
HPSHeals per second
D3Diablo III
FeedTo repeatedly get killed by enemy champions
HTHi there
AHAuction house
FlamingAngering other Internet users
GSGilvaSunner
SGSilvaGunner
BO3Best of three
charCharacter
WewtWoot
topTop lane
botBottom lane
HLHalf-Life
ModderA person who creates mods
HOMMHeroes of Might and Magic
PeelingProtecting a champion
jcJewelcrafter
FNFFriday Night Funkin'
XBXbox
Take my energyGood luck
blingBaneling
MacroEconomy management skill
DTDark templar
NaturalNatural expansion
chargelotCharge Zealot
raxBarracks
TvPTerran versus Protoss
TvZTerran versus Zerg
TvTTerran versus Terran
PvTProtoss versus Terran
CCCommand Center
SWYPSo what's your problem
fragPlayer kill
Throw the gameLose the game on purpose
DQDisqualify
ownageCompletely owned
FarmedRepetitively killed or gathered
CHACharisma
LootTreasure
Clip chimpA Twitch user who creates out-of-context video clips
KekWoW Orcish laugh
LarperLive action role-player
lulzLOL
PUBGPlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
GGPGotta go pee
OHKOOne-hit knockout
DONDouble or nothing
epmEffective actions per minute
SpeedlingZergling with Metabolic Boost
noobletYoung newbie
Chip damageDamage inflicted on a blocking opponent
BCBe cool
TeemoThe swift scout
GJGood job
GMGood match
GMGood move
HFHave fun
OOCOut of character
NetdeckerA player who looks up decks online
w84mWait for me
roboRobotics Facility
Rush deckAggressive card deck
nubNewbie
TRSThat really sucks
MulliganTo replace cards in your starting hand
POCPiece of crap
Rush downTo play aggressively to defeat an opponent
brBathroom
HYEHave you ever
FTLFor the loss
WASWait a second
WCGWorld Cyber Games
HANHow about now?
spdSpinning piledriver
NHNice hand
L2PLearn to play
DFLDead freaking last
MOHMedal of Honor
LOTVLegacy of the Void
FTEWFor the epic win
PvCPlayer versus computer
MSMovement speed
FFFocus fire
DenyingKilling your own creeps to prevent your enemy from killing them
wspWhisper
DOTDamage over time
StickySticky hand grenade used in the Halo series
LoSLine of sight
MDPSMelee damage per second
RTSReal-time strategy
APMActions per minute
DGADon't go anywhere
CGCoconut gun
SM64Super Mario 64
imbaImbalanced
FOCFree of charge
ITRWIn the real world
JunglerA jungle killing player
AONAll or nothing
LFKLet's freaking Kompete
gniteGoodnight
LUPPLuckiest person on the planet
VUVisual upgrade
TCGTrading card game
Mic upVoice chat with me
Board clearMove that clears the opponent's board of minions
HMHard mode
BioballBiological unit group
MicroUnit micromanagement skill
BioBiological units
KEKLCackling laughter
tossProtoss
lingZergling
SadgeSad
ezpzEasy peasy
irlA real-life person
EffinF***ing
SSShort stacked
InitiatorA DOTA hero that starts a team fight
ovieOverlord
ChippingAttacking a blocking opponent
NDSNintendo DS
NVENot very effective
WPTWorld Poker Tour
STTSingle table tournament
CGClose game
BoomstickDoom shotgun
ULPPUnluckiest person on the planet
CSCreep score
pwntOwned
MCMind Control

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