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

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