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
go brrrSolve a problem
WTSWant to sell
S-tierTop rank
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
N64Nintendo 64
IMHOIn my humble opinion
PMPrivate message
IMHOIn my honest opinion
GOATGreatest of all time
MCYTMinecraft YouTuber
ICYMIIn case you missed it
Dunk onMake fun of
CMIIWCorrect me if I'm wrong
CCGCollectible card game
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
TCGTrading card game
Paper handsTo sell a stock at the first sign of trouble
CGComputer Graphics
U mad broAre you mad?
Y/NYour name
BIONBelieve it or not
COCCode of conduct
STFDSit the f*** down
SASexual assault
WDYTWhat do you think
Lady bonerFemale feeling of sexual arousal
NDSNintendo DS
IAPIn-app purchase
TTTTTo tell the truth
IOWIn other words
TBFTo be fair
FOCFree of charge
PnPParty and Play
WYWHWish you were here
OT3One true threesome
OTSOff the subject
irlA real-life person
vlogVideo blog
WCGWorld Cyber Games
Alphabet mafiaLGBTQIA+ people
SWYPSo what's your problem
Sigma maleAn introverted male who goes his own way
WIPWork in progress
Pro-shipAccepting of any fictional relationship
Cinnamon rollA kind, gentle person
GMVGot my vote
DoomerA person who focuses on negative possibilities
ThreadA series of messages
POTUSPresident of the United States
StonksQuestionable or meaningless financial gains
OTOff topic
LooksmaxxingAttempting to improve your appearance
AFAICAs far as I'm concerned
RedditorA Reddit user
YWAYou're welcome anyway
Sussy bakaSuspicious fool
Rent Free In My HeadIs frequently on my mind
HimboA naive, musclebound male
EndgameA couple that is meant to be together
AlgospeakSlang used to bypass content filters
CSBCool story, bro
PlankingLying face down and straight like a plank
TILToday I learned
LurkerA forum user who reads but doesn't post
WRTWith regard to
N/ANot applicable
WBUWhat 'bout you
AITAAm I the a**hole
IDUI don't understand
OPOriginal poster
Alpha maleA dominant male
FTFYFixed that for you
AmogusAmong Us
Sleeper buildWhen a skinny person is surprisingly buff
IACIn any case
BangerAn awesome, energetic piece of media
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
DHDear husband
LOTRLord of the Rings
IAWTCI agree with the comment
FA Twitch stream has accidentally disconnected
GloomerAn apathetic 20-something
BrigadingWhen one online community harasses another
Sock puppet accountA fake online identity
TBDTo be determined
SATScholastic Aptitude Test
TSSToxic Shock Syndrome
BOATBest of all time
Yuck your yumCriticize something you like
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
WaifuA fictional female that a real person has a crush on
IMAI might add
MIMASMay I make a suggestion
OTDOf the day
YAYoung Adult
DFDear fiance
GatekeepTo police who has access to an identity or community
WAGsWives and girlfriends
POCProof of concept
OTLOne true love
CrunchyNatural and sustainable lifestyle
NTANot the a**hole
IIRCIf I remember correctly
IRTIn regards to
WCGWWhat could go wrong
GTFGone too far
TFTIThanks for the information
LSSLong story short
WTBWant to buy
PIOGPosted in other groups
FORDFound on road dead
WADRWith all due respect
MLMMen loving men
ICCIcecrown Citadel
DYORDo your own research
PCPolitically correct
GOATedDeclared the best
DBTSDon't believe that stuff
SSIASubject says it all
WinternityEternal winter
CapeTo defend someone's actions, often undeservedly
It meI identify with that
Snapback culturePressure on new moms to snap back to their pre-pregnancy bodies
FCOLFor crying out loud
ICI see
Diamond handsTo hold a stock through losses
NYPName your price
YSKYou should know
DDDue diligence
NSSNo s*** Sherlock
SFYSpeak for yourself
OMGDOh my gosh, duh
OOTDOutfit of the day
FORDFlipped Over and Rebuilt Dodge
Beta maleA submissive male
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
VolcelVoluntary celibate
IMPOIn my personal opinion
HYFRHeck ya, freakin' right
PBUHPeace be upon Him
GMAFBGive me a friggin' break
TWTrigger warning
SlashSame-sex romance fan fiction
SmolSmall and cute
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
LCSLocal comic store
PSGWSPPlay stupid games, win stupid prizes
GMTAGreat minds think alike
IAGIt's all good
ISTMIt seems to me
LTRLong-term relationship
TOHThe other half
TMATake my advice
BlursedBlessed and cursed
OOTLOut of the loop
IMIOIn my infallible opinion
PEBCAKProblem exists between chair and keyboard
RizzlerA person with immense charisma
DUDon't understand
PEBKACProblem exists between keyboard and chair
FHFuture husband
RPFReal person fiction
GSOHGreat sense of humor
UNADRYou need a doctor
StacyAn attractive, sexually active woman
IAI agree
JFGIJust flippin' Google it
Book hangoverRemaining attached to a book you just finished
CTSChange the subject
PNSFWProbably not safe for work
BloomerA well-adjusted 20-something
BCBGBon Chic Bon Genre
LMGTFYLet me Google that for you
DNFTTDo not feed the trolls
SquickA big turn-off
HPTHome pregnancy test
SAHDStay-at-home dad
L4D2Left for Dead 2
BOLOBe on the lookout
SAEStamped addressed envelope
Tots and pearsThoughts and prayers
EDEating disorder
ICWYMI see what you mean
SCOTUSSupreme Court of the United States
BeckyA basic white girl
FAANGFacebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google
HeadcanonA fan's unverified beliefs about a story
Up to elevenUp to an excessive degree
BOTBack on topic
DBEYRDon't believe everything you read
NBLMNon-binary loving men
OCOriginal content
IDNKI do not know
UrbexUrban exploration
JMHOJust my humble opinion
RTFARead the flippin' article
CreepypastaA horror story posted on the Internet
TWIMCTo whom it may concern
WATCHWalmart, Amazon, Target, Costco, Home Depot
WDUMBTWhat do you mean by that?
WYSIWYGWhat you see is what you get
HopiumFalse hopes
POTCPirates of the Caribbean
NGMINot gonna make it
QQQuick question
NCNo Contact
SROStanding room only
ITTIn this thread
Apple sheepBlindly loyal Apple fans
WAHMWork-at-home mom
Smooth brainAn unintelligent person
ITYFI think you'll find
J-PowJerome Powell
AFAIACAs far as I am concerned
WRTWith respect to
MTFMore to follow
tendiesChicken tenders
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?
DOADead on arrival
BBSBulletin board system
Helicopter momAn overly involved mom
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
WeebA non-Japanese person obsessed with Japanese pop culture
EOLEnd of life
OOCOut of context
NSFVNot safe for viewing
At homeA worse version of something
YTAYou're the a**hole
WAHWork at home
PS2PlayStation 2
GIGlycemic Index
QAnutterA QAnon believer
J6January 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol Attack
LPTLife Pro Tip
Help vampireA forum user who repeatedly asks basic questions
Garbage personA terrible person
MSRPManufacturer's suggested retail price
NEDNo expiration date
WYBWhen you buy
PRPublic relations
Omega maleA self-sufficient, independent male
Gamma maleA normal man
inb4In before
MRAMen's rights activist
CopiumCoping via false rationale
W2KWindows 2000
MOTDMessage of the day
PIBKACProblem is between keyboard and chair
PICNICProblem in chair, not in computer
WLWWomen loving women
PlebAn unsophisticated person
KyleA basic white boy
GreenwashingDeceptively claiming to be eco-friendly
DerailTo take a discussion off topic
FlamerA person who angers other Internet users
SOTDShoe of the day
T4TUThanks for the update
AstroturfingFaking a grassroots movement
AFAICTAs far as I can tell
IYAMIf you ask me
The Streisand EffectWhen an attempt to hide information draws greater attention
Here for itExcited about it
IMEIn my experience
F2MFemale to male
Career cushioningSearching for a new job while employed
ISWYMI see what you mean
OTOther topic
OTOHOn the other hand
RFCRequest for comment
TUTTotally unique thought
FTLOGFor the love of God
CFVCall for votes
PWIPredominantly white institution
ParennialA parent born between 1981 and 1996
Virtual restaurantDelivery-only restaurant
IMCOIn my considered opinion
DEIDiversity, equity, and inclusion
MoneymaxxingAttempting to improve your financial situation
KillfieA potentially deadly selfie
allgAll good
STFWSearch the flippin' web
QFTQuoted for truth
Insta copBuy immediately
nmtnNever mind that now
RTFBRead the flippin' book
IMSOIn my sovereign opinion
QFEQuestion for everyone
NocoinerA person who owns no cryptocurrency
NSFANot safe for anyone
TIHIThanks, I hate it
PSPPlayStation Portable
PSOGPure stroke of genius
Marmite characterA person people either hate or love
BAYCBored Ape Yacht Club
BDUBrain dead user
CTOCheck this out
TISUThis is so unfair
ITRInternet Talk Radio
IGII get it
NFSNot for sale
SINBADSingle income no boyfriend absolutely desperate
TMFTToo much free time
GGGBGood girl gone bad
BWTHDIKBut what the heck do I know
FYMFor your misinformation
BOTDBenefit of the doubt
MBAMacBook Air
NBLWNon-binary loving women
ShadowbanTo secretly censor a social media user's content
IGTPI get the point
INPOIn no particular order
ITSFWIIf the shoe fits, wear it
Shower thoughtAn idea that comes to you in the shower
WYMMWill you marry me?
UXUser Interface
4saleFor sale
AONAs of now
B&FBack and forth
WojakA Microsoft Paint-created Internet character
GastrodiplomacyWhen a country uses its cuisine to boost its reputation
VBOVisible belly outline
TSFWTotally safe for work
M2FMale to female
CUCredit union
BBRBroken beyond repair
Galaxy brainUnorthodox thinking
HistoryboundingWearing historically-inspired outfits
L4DLeft for Dead
LARPLive action role-playing
LCGLiving card game
AmmosexualA person who loves guns
CAFOConcentrated Animal Feeding Operation
Hot Vax SummerSummer 2021
REReal estate
B1G1Buy one, get one
HBCUHistorically black colleges and universities
TBQHTo be quite honest
TBTGThanks be to God
VGVideo game
AFAWKAs far as we know
iPad kidA child who is always on a tablet
GigachadAn ultra-attractive, confident, and capable man
BDDBody dysmorphic disorder
Eating goodExtremely satisfied
FSBOFor sale by owner
LBRLet's be real
QuarantiniA quarantine-times cocktail
SPDSymphysis Pubis Dysfunction
OTDOn this day
TechlexicUnable to comprehend technology
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
IB2DI beg to differ
ICOCBWI could, of course, be wrong
POSPower of suggestion
PUSIMPPut yourself in my position
RTFSRead the flippin' source
TOWThe one with
Digital nomadA person who performs their job online while traveling
SWASo what a**
LFWLooking for work
OBOOr best offer
MukbangEating show
GDIGod d*** it
BKABetter known as
IFABI found a bug
QuantQuantitative analyst
IIUCIf I understand correctly
SSASame-sex attraction
ABPAlready been posted
AAAApply to affected area

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