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
BTWBy the way
OMGOh my gosh
VRVirtual reality
PCPersonal computer
YWYou're welcome
PS4PlayStation 4
TLDRToo long, didn't read
n00bA new or inexperienced user
IMOIn my opinion
LANLocal Area Network
TBHTo be honest
deagleDesert Eagle
TrollingPosting offensive comments
FFFFlat foreign female
ChungusA cute, chunky creature
FOMOFear of missing out
ZaddyA composed, fashionable, and attractive man
Let him cookDon't interfere
WTSWant to sell
go brrrSolve a problem
S-tierTop rank
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
N64Nintendo 64
GOATGreatest of all time
IMHOIn my humble opinion
PMPrivate message
IMHOIn my honest opinion
MCYTMinecraft YouTuber
ICYMIIn case you missed it
Dunk onMake fun of
CCGCollectible card game
CMIIWCorrect me if I'm wrong
PS3PlayStation 3
YMMVYour mileage may vary
LGSLocal game store
GALGet a life
YRLYou are lame
RIPRest in peace
Tune upBeat up
FlamingAngering other Internet users
TRSThat really sucks
NBSPNo bull s*** please
Paper handsTo sell a stock at the first sign of trouble
TCGTrading card game
CGComputer Graphics
U mad broAre you mad?
BIONBelieve it or not
COCCode of conduct
Sigma maleAn introverted guy who goes his own way
STFDSit the f*** down
TTTTTo tell the truth
Y/NYour name
SASexual assault
WDYTWhat do you think
Lady bonerFemale feeling of sexual arousal
NDSNintendo DS
IAPIn-app purchase
IOWIn other words
TBFTo be fair
PnPParty and Play
LooksmaxxingAttempting to improve your appearance
WYWHWish you were here
OT3One true threesome
GMVGot my vote
FOCFree of charge
OTSOff the subject
irlA real-life person
vlogVideo blog
WCGWorld Cyber Games
SWYPSo what's your problem
WIPWork in progress
StonksQuestionable or meaningless financial gains
ThreadA series of messages
Cinnamon rollA kind, gentle person
DoomerA person who focuses on negative possibilities
Pro-shipAccepting of any fictional relationship
Rent Free In My HeadFrequently on my mind
POTUSPresident of the United States
Alphabet mafiaLGBTQIA+ people
Alpha maleA dominant male
OTOff topic
AFAICAs far as I'm concerned
RedditorA Reddit user
YWAYou're welcome anyway
Sussy bakaSuspicious fool
AlgospeakSlang used to bypass content filters
HimboA naive, musclebound male
WBUWhat 'bout you
EndgameA couple that is meant to be together
CSBCool story, bro
PlankingLying face down and straight like a plank
TILToday I learned
LurkerA forum user who reads but doesn't post
BangerAn awesome, energetic piece of media
WRTWith regard to
N/ANot applicable
AITAAm I the a**hole
IDUI don't understand
OPOriginal poster
FTFYFixed that for you
AmogusAmong Us
TBDTo be determined
Sleeper buildWhen a skinny person is surprisingly buff
IACIn any case
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
DHDear husband
LOTRLord of the Rings
IAWTCI agree with the comment
FA Twitch stream has accidentally disconnected
BrigadingWhen one online community harasses another
GTFGone too far
Sock puppet accountA fake online identity
BOATBest of all time
Yuck your yumCriticize something you like
SATScholastic Aptitude Test
GloomerAn apathetic 20-something
TSSToxic Shock Syndrome
OTPOne true pairing
ThreadjackingSteering a discussion away from the original topic
WYWTAWhat you wanna talk about?
Put on blastTo call out
FTRFor the record
HTHHope this helps
Beta maleA submissive male
IMAI might add
NSSNo s*** Sherlock
MIMASMay I make a suggestion
FORDFound on road dead
OTDOf the day
OTLOne true love
DFDear fiance
GatekeepTo police who has access to an identity or community
WAGsWives and girlfriends
POCProof of concept
WaifuA fictional female that a real person has a crush on
YAYoung Adult
CrunchyNatural and sustainable lifestyle
ICI see
IIRCIf I remember correctly
WCGWWhat could go wrong
GOATedDeclared the best
TFTIThanks for the information
LSSLong story short
WTBWant to buy
PIOGPosted in other groups
OOTDOutfit of the day
WADRWith all due respect
RizzlerA person with immense charisma
ICCIcecrown Citadel
MLMMen loving men
DYORDo your own research
SAHDStay-at-home dad
PCPolitically correct
GMAFBGive me a friggin' break
SAEStamped addressed envelope
DBTSDon't believe that stuff
NTANot the a**hole
SSIASubject says it all
WinternityEternal winter
CapeTo defend someone's actions, often undeservedly
It meI identify with that
FCOLFor crying out loud
IDNKI do not know
IRTIn regards to
NYPName your price
YSKYou should know
IMIOIn my infallible opinion
DDDue diligence
BloomerA well-adjusted 20-something
SFYSpeak for yourself
OMGDOh my gosh, duh
FORDFlipped Over and Rebuilt Dodge
HusbandoA fictional man that a real person has a crush on
Baby trapWhen one partner misleads the other to cause a pregnancy
JFIJust for information
Crypto MomSEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
VODVideo on demand
B&WBlack and white
HNMHappy new month
Silver foxAn attractive older man
IMPOIn my personal opinion
HYFRHeck ya, freakin' right
VolcelVoluntary celibate
PBUHPeace be upon Him
TWTrigger warning
SlashSame-sex romance fan fiction
PRPublic relations
SmolSmall and cute
Snapback culturePressure on new moms to snap back to their pre-pregnancy bodies
Diamond handsTo hold a stock through losses
TIFUToday I F***ed Up
DAEDoes anyone else
NSFLNot safe for life
CONUSContiguous United States
CopypastaA block of text that is often copied and pasted online
ACNHAnimal Crossing: New Horizons
ChonkAn overweight animal
BeckyA basic white girl
GMTAGreat minds think alike
IAGIt's all good
SquickA big turn-off
ISTMIt seems to me
LTRLong-term relationship
TOHThe other half
TMATake my advice
PEBCAKProblem exists between chair and keyboard
StacyAn attractive, sexually active woman
DUDon't understand
PEBKACProblem exists between keyboard and chair
PSGWSPPlay stupid games, win stupid prizes
FHFuture husband
RPFReal person fiction
GSOHGreat sense of humor
UNADRYou need a doctor
Tots and pearsThoughts and prayers
IAI agree
JFGIJust flippin' Google it
OOTLOut of the loop
Book hangoverRemaining attached to a book you just finished
CTSChange the subject
PNSFWProbably not safe for work
BlursedBlessed and cursed
BCBGBon Chic Bon Genre
LMGTFYLet me Google that for you
DNFTTDo not feed the trolls
HPTHome pregnancy test
WAHWork at home
LCSLocal comic store
L4D2Left for Dead 2
BOLOBe on the lookout
ICWYMI see what you mean
SCOTUSSupreme Court of the United States
FAANGFacebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google
HeadcanonA fan's unverified beliefs about a story
BOTBack on topic
DBEYRDon't believe everything you read
WLWWomen loving women
NGMINot gonna make it
tendiesChicken tenders
OCOriginal content
UrbexUrban exploration
JMHOJust my humble opinion
RTFARead the flippin' article
TWIMCTo whom it may concern
LPTLife Pro Tip
WATCHWalmart, Amazon, Target, Costco, Home Depot
WDUMBTWhat do you mean by that?
WYSIWYGWhat you see is what you get
Up to elevenUp to an excessive degree
CopiumCoping via false rationale
POTCPirates of the Caribbean
GreenwashingDeceptively claiming to be eco-friendly
Helicopter momAn overly involved mom
QQQuick question
NCNo Contact
SROStanding room only
ITTIn this thread
WAHMWork-at-home mom
FTLOGFor the love of God
ITRInternet Talk Radio
ITYFI think you'll find
AFAIACAs far as I am concerned
WRTWith respect to
MTFMore to follow
ADPICAlways Dependably Politically Incorrect
PYHOOYAPull your head out of your a**
DTRTDo the right thing
SMHScratching my head
TPTBThe powers that be
WIIFMWhat's in it for me?
NBLMNon-binary loving men
DOADead on arrival
BBSBulletin board system
BIFLBuy it for life
HIHHope it helps
Comment ghostingRemoving a user's comments
IJWTKI just want to know
IJWTSI just want to say
IMPOVIn my point of view
ISTRI seem to recall
NFINo further information
ASATAs simple as that
CreepypastaA horror story posted on the Internet
EOLEnd of life
OOCOut of context
WeebA non-Japanese person obsessed with Japanese pop culture
NSFVNot safe for viewing
At homeA worse version of something
YTAYou're the a**hole
J6January 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol Attack
PS2PlayStation 2
Apple sheepBlindly loyal Apple fans
GIGlycemic Index
QAnutterA QAnon believer
Smooth brainAn unintelligent person
Help vampireA forum user who repeatedly asks basic questions
Garbage personA terrible person
MSRPManufacturer's suggested retail price
NEDNo expiration date
WYBWhen you buy
inb4In before
Gamma maleA normal man
MRAMen's rights activist
Omega maleA self-sufficient, independent male
W2KWindows 2000
J-PowJerome Powell
MOTDMessage of the day
EDEating disorder
iPad kidA child who is always on a tablet
HopiumFalse hopes
allgAll good
PIBKACProblem is between keyboard and chair
PICNICProblem in chair, not in computer
PlebAn unsophisticated person
TechlexicUnable to comprehend technology
DerailTo take a discussion off topic
FlamerA person who angers other Internet users
SOTDShoe of the day
T4TUThanks for the update
AFAICTAs far as I can tell
BDDBody dysmorphic disorder
GastrodiplomacyWhen a country uses its cuisine to boost its reputation
VBOVisible belly outline
SoftmaxxingMaking minor beauty improvements
NBLWNon-binary loving women
IMEIn my experience
ISWYMI see what you mean
OTOther topic
OTOHOn the other hand
Eating goodExtremely satisfied
RFCRequest for comment
Shower thoughtAn idea that comes to you in the shower
TUTTotally unique thought
Marmite characterA person people either hate or love
Galaxy brainUnorthodox thinking
CFVCall for votes
HistoryboundingWearing historically-inspired outfits
BAYCBored Ape Yacht Club
PWIPredominantly white institution
Virtual restaurantDelivery-only restaurant
IMCOIn my considered opinion
STFWSearch the flippin' web
QFTQuoted for truth
WojakA Microsoft Paint-created Internet character
Insta copBuy immediately
nmtnNever mind that now
RTFBRead the flippin' book
IMSOIn my sovereign opinion
QFEQuestion for everyone
M2FMale to female
TIHIThanks, I hate it
PSPPlayStation Portable
BBRBroken beyond repair
PSOGPure stroke of genius
BDUBrain dead user
CTOCheck this out
TISUThis is so unfair
IGII get it
REReal estate
SINBADSingle income no boyfriend absolutely desperate
TMFTToo much free time
GGGBGood girl gone bad
OTDOn this day
BWTHDIKBut what the heck do I know
FYMFor your misinformation
BOTDBenefit of the doubt
MBAMacBook Air
IYAMIf you ask me
ManletA short, muscular man
FUCTFailed under continuous testing
ShadowbanTo secretly censor a social media user's content
IGTPI get the point
INPOIn no particular order
ITSFWIIf the shoe fits, wear it
WYMMWill you marry me?
UXUser Interface
4saleFor sale
AONAs of now
B&FBack and forth
F2MFemale to male
The Streisand EffectWhen an attempt to hide information draws greater attention
NocoinerA person who owns no cryptocurrency
NSFANot safe for anyone
TSFWTotally safe for work
DLDRDon't like, don't read
Here for itExcited about it
L4DLeft for Dead
LARPLive action role-playing
LCGLiving card game
CAFOConcentrated Animal Feeding Operation
Hot Vax SummerSummer 2021
CUCredit union
AmmosexualA person who loves guns
Career cushioningSearching for a new job while employed
B1G1Buy one, get one
HBCUHistorically black colleges and universities
TBQHTo be quite honest
TBTGThanks be to God
NFSNot for sale
VGVideo game
ParennialA parent born between 1981 and 1996
DEIDiversity, equity, and inclusion
AMLAnti money laundering
QuarantiniA quarantine-times cocktail
AFAWKAs far as we know
AstroturfingFaking a grassroots movement
MoneymaxxingAttempting to improve your financial situation
MoggingDominating another man
FSBOFor sale by owner
GigachadAn ultra-attractive, confident, and capable man
LBRLet's be real
KillfieA potentially deadly selfie
SPDSymphysis Pubis Dysfunction
BlackpilledPessimistic about the future
KyleA basic white boy
RedpilledUnderstands an unpleasant truth
CIOCry it out
You win the InternetYou are awesome
Fiver partyA birthday party for a child where guests give $5
CybermobA group of online users that harasses other users
ICOCBWI could, of course, be wrong
HardmaxxingMaking extreme improvements to increase attractiveness
RTFSRead the flippin' source
TOWThe one with
MukbangEating show
GDIGod d*** it
BKABetter known as
FAWCFor anyone who cares
QuantQuantitative analyst

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