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

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