Social Media Slang

Slang terms have become increasingly prevalent on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. The list below includes common slang used in social media. You can also view a list of chat slang terms used specifically on Facebook or Twitter.

Slang Term Meaning Votes
LOLLaughing out loud
IRLIn real life
TTYLTalk to you later
TYThank you
BTWBy the way
SMHShaking my head
DMDirect message
BussinReally good
143I love you
YWYou're welcome
IKRI know, right?
TLDRToo long, didn't read
WhoaExpression of surprise
FMLF*** my life
bsfBest friend
LANLocal Area Network
SimpA person who obsesses over someone
FFSFor f***'s sake
IMOIn my opinion
HRUHow are you
LMFAOLaughing my freakin' a** off
FTWFor the win
TBHTo be honest
SelfieA picture a person takes of themself
FrFor real
TYVMThank you very much
KarenAn entitled woman
SwagSkills or style
OICOh, I see
IDEKI don't even know
bbgBaby girl
YOLOYou only live once
14643I will always love you
H&KHugs and kisses
LMIRLLet's meet in real life
Only in OhioClaiming Ohio is strange
Clout chaserA person who does things just to become popular
FOMOFear of missing out
LOLOLLots of laugh out louds
NOYBNone of your business
ASLAge, sex, location
IMUI miss you
go brrrSolve a problem
FriendversaryFriendship anniversary
MIAMissing in action
cyaSee ya
OGOriginal gangster
IMYI miss you
Gang gangI'm with you
SDSweet dreams
HMUHit me up
BetYou bet
LMSLike my status
LYLLove you lots
KMABKiss my a**, b****
Caught in 4KCaught in the act
NGLNot gonna lie
ZaddyA composed, fashionable, and attractive man
CFDClothing, fashion, design
XOKiss and Hug
TweetTwitter post
FOHF*** outta here
PMPrivate message
IMDIn my dreams
IDGAFI don't give a f***
S-tierTop rank
Let him cookDon't interfere
InfluencerA social media user who affects others' behaviors
MCYTMinecraft YouTuber
WYBWatch your back
IMHOIn my humble opinion
BestieBest Friend
BWBest wishes
Dunk onMake fun of
ICYMIIn case you missed it
CCGCollectible card game
CatfishTo assume a false identity
TCTake care
YMMVYour mileage may vary
FRFRFor real for real
2H2HToo hot to handle
SheeshExpression of disbelief
RatioedReceiving many more replies than likes on your tweet
And I oopI'm so embarassed
Don't @ meDon't mention me in your tweets
lolzLaugh out louds
LPPLikes per post
CMIIWCorrect me if I'm wrong
HUMMHope you miss me
ATWAll the way
MaldMad and bald
BFFRBe f***ing for real
IBFInternet best friend
LYSMLove you so much
Paper handsTo sell a stock at the first sign of trouble
CrewGroup of friends
Tune upBeat up
HipsterA person who dislikes mainstream culture
POGPlay of the game
ICLI can't lie
Thigh gapSpace between a person's thighs
Horny on mainActing lustful on your primary social account
Comfort idolA celebrity whose actions soothe you
CreeperA socially invasive person
FYPFor You page
TFTAThanks for the add
Straight fireVery cool
TCGTrading card game
TTYSTalk to you soon
DM slideDirect message to a crush
TRSThat really sucks
IHYI hate you
Lady bonerFemale feeling of sexual arousal
PMKIPretty much killin' it
Keyboard warriorA person that posts controversial opinions online
BFDBig freakin' deal
Skibidi Toilet SyndromeAdverse effects of watching Skibidi Toilet
JSYKJust so you know
HIFWHow I felt when
WTGWay to go
Day oneA very close friend
AMAAsk me anything
ClapbackA clever comeback
HandleTwitter username
WDYTWhat do you think
TTYTalk to you
Face cardA gorgeous face
MMMusic Monday
HMLHate my life
Nae NaeHip-rocking, hand-raising dance move
MovemberMustache-growing November
Alphabet mafiaLGBTQIA+ people
BIONBelieve it or not
CYLCatch ya later
HNYHappy New Year
Vine6 second video
TAYThinking about you
ITYSI told you so
BFFLBest friends for life
WYWHWish you were here
TwittersphereThe world of Twitter
Blue-checkedVerified on Twitter
ThreadA series of messages
BlingOverly flashy jewelry
SASexual assault
vlogVideo blog
POTUSPresident of the United States
ASLPAge, sex, location, picture
LRTLast retweet
IMInstant message
Sip teaMind your business
The struggle is realHaving difficulty doing something
Meme stockA stock hyped on social media
HOPEHave Only Positive Expectations
TMGThat's my girl
Chasing cloutDoing things just to become popular
Big yikesWow
FTEWFor the epic win
HMBHit me back
ChillaxChill and relax
NLTNo later than
Left no crumbsCompletely dominated
WBUWhat 'bout you
TFWThat feeling when
TwinsiesTwo people who share a common trait
WSGWhat's good
GrelfieGroup selfie
Hits differentAffects differently
CBBCan't be bothered
PTLPraise the Lord
OT3One true threesome
SimpingObsessing over a person that does not return the same affection
Fake newsFake news source that pretends to be real
TBRTo be read
LarperLive action role-player
onbOn, bro
TBTThrowback Thursday
CSBCool story, bro
issaIt's a
RedditorA Reddit user
Facebook friendA friend on Facebook, but most likely not in real life
Cancel cultureCanceling people who do anything controversial
TBRTo be real
PFPProfile picture
DoomerA person who focuses on negative possibilities
WEGWicked evil grin
mishuMiss you
HimboA naive, musclebound male
F4FFollow for follow
Pick meA person desperate for attention and approval
HWUHey, what's up?
Sending meMaking me laugh
AlgospeakSlang used to bypass content filters
Pro-shipAccepting of any fictional relationship
Cinnamon rollA kind, gentle person
PlankingLying face down and straight like a plank
TILToday I learned
2l8Too late
FacestalkingLooking through someone's pictures on Facebook
SOSSomeone special
LurkerA forum user who reads but doesn't post
AITAAm I the a**hole
IFSFYI feel sorry for you
FTFYFixed that for you
GPOYGratuitous picture of yourself
Unicorn momAn imperfect, authentic mom who defies mom shaming
E chokeAn expression of shock or surprise
Date ladderA person you date to make yourself seem more desirable
DemThronesGame of Thrones
PoserA person who pretends to be someone they are not
SigmaSigma male
MistweetTweet mistake
MCMMan-crush Monday
SubtweetSubliminal tweet
BOATBest of all time
PeriodtAn expression of emphasis
WildinActing crazy
IAWTCI agree with the comment
TikTokerA TikTok user
hbdHappy birthday
BGFBest guy friend
DAHDumb a** hole
OPOriginal poster
AOTYAlbum of the year
D/CDon't care
HeatherA desirable person
FBFFlashback Friday
YouTuberA YouTube user
Rent Free In My HeadIs frequently on my mind
SlacktivismLazy activism
WhitesplainTo explain something as a white person
TweetsultInsulting tweet
Sussy bakaSuspicious fool
Passenger princessA woman whose boyfriend always drives her around
EdgarHigh fade and bowl cut hairstyle
TSNFThat's so not fair
Spill the teaShare the gossip
OTPOne true pairing
FTRFor the record
YAYoung Adult
Hop offGo away
BangerAn awesome, energetic piece of media
Sleeper buildWhen a skinny person is surprisingly buff
SnaccAn attractive person
RIP my mentionsI'm going to receive a lot of Twitter notifications
GloomerAn apathetic 20-something
MootsPeople you follow on social media who follow you back
DisneyboundingDressing similarly to Disney characters
VoteflakeA person who does not accept official election results
IHUI hate you
Outta pocketDisreputable
CancelShut down or force out
BCOBig crush on
BNIBBrand new in box
QuaranteamA small group that socializes in-person during COVID-19
BrigadingWhen one online community harasses another
POIDHPictures or it didn't happen
Put on blastTo call out
Celine a sceneTo add a Celine Dion song to a video for maximum emotional impact
Bikini bridgeSpace between a bikini bottom and stomach
GatekeepTo police who has access to an identity or community
DFDear fiance
UnfriendTo remove a friend on Facebook
SelteringSticking out your rear in a fitness pose
OOMFOne of my followers
WAGsWives and girlfriends
TFFTwitter follower-friend
OTLOne true love
POCProof of concept
IIRCIf I remember correctly
EndgameA couple that is meant to be together
Who dey breetWho is breathing?
On fleekPerfect
DHDear husband
TWTrigger warning
WCGWWhat could go wrong
WinternityEternal winter
LSSLong story short
TrumperA Donald Trump supporter
GOATed with the sauceAwesome
AHFYAlways here for you
ChadA physically fit, overly confident man
MomfluencerA mom who influences other moms on social media
It meI identify with that
OMEOh my Edward
QuaranfifteenWeight gained during COVID-19 quarantine
Sock puppet accountA fake online identity
CrunchyNatural and sustainable lifestyle
Woke up and chose violenceDecided to be hostile
CottagecoreAn aesthetic centered around romanticized rural living
Live-tweetTo tweet about something currently taking place
Slide into your DMsTo send a direct message on Twitter
CapeTo defend someone's actions, often undeservedly
BlursdayLiterally any day of the week, they're all the same now
MLMMen loving men
Clap backA clever comeback
WaifuA fictional female that a real person has a crush on
derpExpression of stupidity
Say lessI understand
DBTSDon't believe that stuff
Snapback culturePressure on new moms to snap back to their pre-pregnancy bodies
BopAn excellent song or album
FOMOFFear of missing out on football
FCOLFor crying out loud
GIFGraphics Interchange Format
Yuck your yumCriticize something you like
KITKeep in touch
AlphaAlpha male
ElsagateInappropriate content targeted at kids on YouTube
Retweet offenderA person who constantly retweets on Twitter
BMSBroke my scale
DYORDo your own research
Clout leechA person who is friends with someone just to become more popular
ChonkAn overweight animal
The sidewalk ruleYour man should walk on the street side of the sidewalk
PC4PCPicture comment for picture comment
SnapchatterSnapchat user
FHFuture husband
GoblincoreAn aesthetic centered around overlooked natural things
Silver foxAn attractive older man
OMGDOh my gosh, duh
OOTDOutfit of the day
YSKYou should know
Bing bongExpression of emphasis
SharentAn oversharing parent on social media
SmolSmall and cute
CopypastaA block of text that is often copied and pasted online
WADRWith all due respect
U2UUp to you
ADMAy dios mio
SpoopySpooky and funny
Crypto MomSEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
SnapstreakSnapchat streak
Baby trapWhen one partner misleads the other to cause a pregnancy
TIFUToday I F***ed Up
TikTok houseA house full of TikTok influencers
OTTOMHOff the top of my head
HNMHappy new month
GPOYWGratuitous picture of yourself Wednesday
FYEFor your entertainment
Pump your brakesPause and reflect
GRWMGet ready with me
AFAYCAs fast as you can
NYPName your price
VolcelVoluntary celibate
IMPOIn my personal opinion
MoodHow I'm feeling
HYFRHeck ya, freakin' right
PBUHPeace be upon Him
Diamond handsTo hold a stock through losses
TwitterstormA quick rise of activity about a specific topic on Twitter
GMAFBGive me a friggin' break
4LFor life
HBBDHappy belated birthday
MDLMight delete later
TweepsTwitter peeps
InstagrammerAn Instagram user
VSCO girlsPreppy female teen Instagrammers
GPSGod's positioning system
Virtue signalingDemonstrating moral superiority
Ghost postA Facebook comment that was removed
HeadcanonA fan's unverified beliefs about a story
BDBig deal
FBFollow back
IAGIt's all good
ICI see
KWIMKnow what I mean
LooksmaxxingAttempting to improve your appearance
Go offAngrily complain
HusbandoA fictional man that a real person has a crush on
SquickA big turn-off
RoachingSecretly dating many romantic partners at the same time
HellmaxxingCommitting a series of sinful acts
PRTPlease Retweet
WCWWoman-crush Wednesday
SMFSo much fun
TBRTo be rude
CMVChange my view
TQVMThank you very much
FOGOFear of going outside
BBWBe back whenever
YGGYou go girl
RIP to your mentionsYou're going to receive a lot of Twitter notifications
meirlMe in real life
HauntingFollowing a romantic partner on social media after abruptly leaving them
SOABSon of a b****
NTANot the a**hole
Rage bakingBaking to relieve anger or stress
SATSorry about that
LCSLocal comic store
IAI agree
YYSSYeah yeah, sure sure
Book hangoverRemaining attached to a book you just finished
ShelfiePicture of objects arranged on a shelf
GUFNGrounded until further notice
BlursedBlessed and cursed
CYFCheck your Facebook
Instagram husbandA person who takes pictures of another person for Instagram
BloomerA well-adjusted 20-something
Ate thatDominated
Parasocial relationshipA one-way relationship between a fan and a creator
MBFAMake baseball fun again
eboyAn extremely online teen boy
S4SShare for share
SlacktivistLazy activist
BCBGBon Chic Bon Genre
gonnaGoing to
TweetupTwitter meetup
stimmyStimulus check
LLSLaughing like s***
durStupidly obvious
SAHDStay-at-home dad
BOLOBe on the lookout
OOTLOut of the loop
WashedNo longer good
J-PowJerome Powell
BlackfishingPretending to be ethnically Black
EDEating disorder
WBWWayback Wednesday
Tots and pearsThoughts and prayers
OTDOf the day
BeckyA basic white girl

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