Web Forums Slang

Web forums, bulletin boards, online discussions, or whatever else you want to call them — are a common place to use slang. Knowing common acronyms and abbreviations used in online forums can help you understand other postings and avoid miscommunication. The following table contains a list of slang terms commonly used in web forums.

Slang Term Meaning Votes
IDKI don't know
TYThank you
VRVirtual reality
BTWBy the way
OMGOh my gosh
PCPersonal computer
YWYou're welcome
PS4PlayStation 4
TLDRToo long, didn't read
n00bA new or inexperienced user
LANLocal Area Network
IMOIn my opinion
deagleDesert Eagle
TrollingPosting offensive comments
TBHTo be honest
FFFFlat foreign female
ChungusA cute, chunky creature
FOMOFear of missing out
go brrrSolve a problem
TMNTTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
WTSWant to sell
ZaddyA composed, fashionable, and attractive man
PMPrivate message
GOATGreatest of all time
IMHOIn my honest opinion
N64Nintendo 64
IMHOIn my humble opinion
Dunk onMake fun of
ICYMIIn case you missed it
YMMVYour mileage may vary
MCYTMinecraft YouTuber
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
CCGCollectible card game
Let him cookDon't interfere
S-tierTop rank
Tune upBeat up
PS3PlayStation 3
LGSLocal game store
CMIIWCorrect me if I'm wrong
COCCode of conduct
Paper handsTo sell a stock at the first sign of trouble
RIPRest in peace
YRLYou are lame
Y/NYour name
FlamingAngering other Internet users
GALGet a life
IOWIn other words
TRSThat really sucks
NBSPNo bull s*** please
TBFTo be fair
STFDSit the f*** down
Alphabet mafiaLGBTQIA+ people
U mad broAre you mad?
irlA real-life person
WDYTWhat do you think
ThreadA series of messages
IAPIn-app purchase
TCGTrading card game
Lady bonerFemale feeling of sexual arousal
CGComputer Graphics
WIPWork in progress
WYWHWish you were here
NDSNintendo DS
vlogVideo blog
POTUSPresident of the United States
BIONBelieve it or not
FOCFree of charge
SASexual assault
WCGWorld Cyber Games
SWYPSo what's your problem
StonksQuestionable or meaningless financial gains
OTOff topic
RedditorA Reddit user
OTSOff the subject
OT3One true threesome
CSBCool story, bro
YWAYou're welcome anyway
AlgospeakSlang used to bypass content filters
WRTWith regard to
PnPParty and Play
WBUWhat 'bout you
AFAICAs far as I'm concerned
HimboA naive, musclebound male
GMVGot my vote
DoomerA person who focuses on negative possibilities
Pro-shipAccepting of any fictional relationship
PlankingLying face down and straight like a plank
TILToday I learned
Cinnamon rollA kind, gentle person
IACIn any case
N/ANot applicable
SigmaSigma male
FTFYFixed that for you
TTTTTo tell the truth
LurkerA forum user who reads but doesn't post
WYWTAWhat you wanna talk about?
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
LOTRLord of the Rings
IAWTCI agree with the comment
Sussy bakaSuspicious fool
AITAAm I the a**hole
OPOriginal poster
SATScholastic Aptitude Test
BOATBest of all time
BangerAn awesome, energetic piece of media
OTPOne true pairing
AmogusAmong Us
ThreadjackingSteering a discussion away from the original topic
FA Twitch stream has accidentally disconnected
HTHHope this helps
IMAI might add
TBDTo be determined
YAYoung Adult
Rent Free In My HeadIs frequently on my mind
GloomerAn apathetic 20-something
TSSToxic Shock Syndrome
BrigadingWhen one online community harasses another
Sleeper buildWhen a skinny person is surprisingly buff
GatekeepTo police who has access to an identity or community
WAGsWives and girlfriends
POCProof of concept
Put on blastTo call out
FTRFor the record
IIRCIf I remember correctly
IRTIn regards to
Sock puppet accountA fake online identity
TFTIThanks for the information
LSSLong story short
WTBWant to buy
PIOGPosted in other groups
MIMASMay I make a suggestion
OTLOne true love
DDDue diligence
DFDear fiance
PCPolitically correct
Snapback culturePressure on new moms to snap back to their pre-pregnancy bodies
SSIASubject says it all
WaifuA fictional female that a real person has a crush on
MLMMen loving men
WinternityEternal winter
WCGWWhat could go wrong
CrunchyNatural and sustainable lifestyle
CapeTo defend someone's actions, often undeservedly
EndgameA couple that is meant to be together
FCOLFor crying out loud
Yuck your yumCriticize something you like
Diamond handsTo hold a stock through losses
DHDear husband
Baby trapWhen one partner misleads the other to cause a pregnancy
NSSNo s*** Sherlock
SFYSpeak for yourself
OMGDOh my gosh, duh
OOTDOutfit of the day
FORDFound on road dead
iccIcecrown Citadel
TIFUToday I F***ed Up
VODVideo on demand
B&WBlack and white
NYPName your price
Silver foxAn attractive older man
ChonkAn overweight animal
IMPOIn my personal opinion
HYFRHeck ya, freakin' right
GMAFBGive me a friggin' break
SlashSame-sex romance fan fiction
SmolSmall and cute
TWTrigger warning
DBTSDon't believe that stuff
NSFLNot safe for life
CopypastaA block of text that is often copied and pasted online
It meI identify with that
Tots and pearsThoughts and prayers
GMTAGreat minds think alike
KyleA basic white boy
IAGIt's all good
J-PowJerome Powell
DYORDo your own research
ISTMIt seems to me
PNSFWProbably not safe for work
IMIOIn my infallible opinion
PEBCAKProblem exists between chair and keyboard
DUDon't understand
FAANGFacebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google
PEBKACProblem exists between keyboard and chair
SquickA big turn-off
LCSLocal comic store
FHFuture husband
YSKYou should know
VolcelVoluntary celibate
NTANot the a**hole
GSOHGreat sense of humor
FORDFlipped Over and Rebuilt Dodge
WADRWith all due respect
IAI agree
JFGIJust flippin' Google it
OTDOf the day
Book hangoverRemaining attached to a book you just finished
HusbandoA fictional man that a real person has a crush on
HNMHappy new month
BloomerA well-adjusted 20-something
Crypto MomSEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
LMGTFYLet me Google that for you
JFIJust for information
DNFTTDo not feed the trolls
HPTHome pregnancy test
SAHDStay-at-home dad
OOTLOut of the loop
L4D2Left for Dead 2
BOLOBe on the lookout
PBUHPeace be upon Him
AlphaAlpha male
RPFReal person fiction
SAEStamped addressed envelope
W2KWindows 2000
EDEating disorder
ICWYMI see what you mean
SCOTUSSupreme Court of the United States
BeckyA basic white girl
DAEDoes anyone else
HeadcanonA fan's unverified beliefs about a story
CONUSContiguous United States
BOTBack on topic
DBEYRDon't believe everything you read
WATCHWalmart, Amazon, Target, Costco, Home Depot
LPTLife Pro Tip
ICI see
WeebA non-Japanese person obsessed with Japanese pop culture
IMEIn my experience
Garbage personA terrible person
CAFOConcentrated Animal Feeding Operation
JMHOJust my humble opinion
RTFARead the flippin' article
OCOriginal content
TWIMCTo whom it may concern
Smooth brainAn unintelligent person
WDUMBTWhat do you mean by that?
BIFLBuy it for life
WYSIWYGWhat you see is what you get
GigachadAn ultra-attractive, confident, and capable man
POTCPirates of the Caribbean
NGMINot gonna make it
NCNo Contact
QQQuick question
NSFVNot safe for viewing
SROStanding room only
Apple sheepBlindly loyal Apple fans
WAHMWork-at-home mom
Help vampireA forum user who repeatedly asks basic questions
TISUThis is so unfair
ITYFI think you'll find
IDUI don't understand
AFAIACAs far as I am concerned
UNADRYou need a doctor
WRTWith respect to
MTFMore to follow
ADPICAlways Dependably Politically Incorrect
PYHOOYAPull your head out of your a**
DTRTDo the right thing
SMHScratching my head
BOTDBenefit of the doubt
GreenwashingDeceptively claiming to be eco-friendly
DOADead on arrival
BBSBulletin board system
BlursedBlessed and cursed
Helicopter momAn overly involved mom
HIHHope it helps
IMPOVIn my point of view
NFINo further information
ASATAs simple as that
4saleFor sale
BCBGBon Chic Bon Genre
At homeA worse version of something
ITTIn this thread
PS2PlayStation 2
TSFWTotally safe for work
GIGlycemic Index
QAnutterA QAnon believer
TendiesChicken tenders
NEDNo expiration date
PRPublic relations
inb4In before
MRAMen's rights activist
MOTDMessage of the day
FSBOFor sale by owner
PIBKACProblem is between keyboard and chair
PICNICProblem in chair, not in computer
PlebAn unsophisticated person
DerailTo take a discussion off topic
FlamerA person who angers other Internet users
T4TUThanks for the update
ACNHAnimal Crossing: New Horizons
AFAICTAs far as I can tell
AIUIAs I understand it
HistoryboundingWearing historically-inspired outfits
WLWWomen loving women
Here for itExcited about it
The Streisand EffectWhen an attempt to hide information draws greater attention
WojakA Microsoft Paint-created Internet character
PWIPredominantly white institution
BAYCBored Ape Yacht Club
HBCUHistorically black colleges and universities
IYAMIf you ask me
OTOther topic
OTOHOn the other hand
RFCRequest for comment
TOHThe other half
TMATake my advice
CreepypastaA horror story posted on the Internet
TUTTotally unique thought
PSGWSPPlay stupid games, win stupid prizes
F2MFemale to male
CFVCall for votes
YTAYou're the a**hole
Up to elevenUp to an excessive degree
IMCOIn my considered opinion
FTGFor the group
QFTQuoted for truth
Comment ghostingRemoving a user's comments
QuarantiniA quarantine-times cocktail
nmtnNever mind that now
RTFBRead the flippin' book
GastrodiplomacyWhen a country uses its cuisine to boost its reputation
IMSOIn my sovereign opinion
GTFGone too far
QFEQuestion for everyone
VBOVisible belly outline
PSPPlayStation Portable
PSOGPure stroke of genius
BDUBrain dead user
REReal estate
FrlFor real
CTOCheck this out
ITRInternet Talk Radio
IGII get it
DEIDiversity, equity, and inclusion
GammaGamma male
SINBADSingle income no boyfriend absolutely desperate
TMFTToo much free time
OBOOr best offer
FYMFor your misinformation
NBLMNon-binary loving men
MBAMacBook Air
TPTBThe powers that be
WIIFMWhat's in it for me?
CTSChange the subject
EOFEnd of file
ShadowbanTo secretly censor a social media user's content
IGTPI get the point
Insta copBuy immediately
IJWTKI just want to know
IJWTSI just want to say
INPOIn no particular order
ISTRI seem to recall
ITSFWIIf the shoe fits, wear it
Shower thoughtAn idea that comes to you in the shower
WYMMWill you marry me?
UXUser Interface
AONAs of now
NSFANot safe for anyone
B&FBack and forth
Marmite characterA person people either hate or love
EOLEnd of life
OOCOut of context
BBRBroken beyond repair
NocoinerA person who owns no cryptocurrency
TIHIThanks, I hate it
CUCredit union
WAHWork at home
Career cushioningSearching for a new job while employed
Galaxy brainUnorthodox thinking
L4DLeft for Dead
LARPLive action role-playing
LCGLiving card game
Hot Vax SummerSummer 2021
WDITWhy do I try
NFSNot for sale
B1G1Buy one, get one
UrbexUrban exploration
MSRPManufacturer's suggested retail price
WYBWhen you buy
AFAWKAs far as we know
CopiumCoping via false rationale
LooksmaxxingAttempting to improve your appearance
TBQHTo be quite honest
TBTGThanks be to God
MoneymaxxingAttempting to improve your financial situation
TTTEThomas the Tank Engine
VGVideo game
Virtual restaurantDelivery-only restaurant
KillfieA potentially deadly selfie
StacyAn attractive, sexually active woman
AstroturfingFaking a grassroots movement
HopiumFalse hopes
BDDBody dysmorphic disorder
LBRLet's be real
NBLWNon-binary loving women
SPDSymphysis Pubis Dysfunction
TechlexicUnable to comprehend technology
CIOCry it out
You win the InternetYou are awesome
SOTDShoe of the day
Fiver partyA birthday party for a child where guests give $5
CybermobA group of online users that harasses other users
OTDOn this day
IB2DI beg to differ
LTRLong-term relationship
POSPower of suggestion
PUSIMPPut yourself in my position
RTFFAQRead the flippin' FAQ
AYORAt your own risk
WOOTWay out of topic
WWWrong Window
RTFMMRead the flippin' manual, moron
HBUHow 'bout you
STFWSearch the flippin' web
HPDCHappy People Don't Complain
DeplatformTo remove a user from a social network or website
SWASo what a**
LFWLooking for work
BWTHDIKBut what the heck do I know
BFNBig fat negative
GDIGod d*** it
BKABetter known as
phobarPhotoshopped beyond all recognition
MBPMacBook Pro
SnapbackThe quickness a woman's body snaps back after a pregnancy
SALSuch a laugh
KFCKid Fattening Clinic
IFABI found a bug
IIUCIf I understand correctly
ABPAlready been posted
MukbangEating show

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