Internet Slang: Thousands of Trendy Internet Slang Words You Need to Know 1

Internet Slang: Thousands of Trendy Internet Slang Words You Need to Know

Internet Slang! List of thousands of commonly used Internet Slang Words and Acronyms from A-Z in English with video and ESL printable worksheets.

Extensive list of 270+ text abbreviations in English. 

English Internet Slang Terms

If you look at blog posts, online forums, or the comment section underneath a YouTube video, you might find that they are full of abbreviations and words that just look weird. Indeed, the Internet has a language of its own, and it might significantly differ from the standard English you are used to.

As communication on the Internet is usually very personal, casual, and informal, there are many slang words. Some are abbreviations that were created to save time and space, such as BRB (be right back) and LMK (let me know). Some others are words that don’t make a lot of sense outside of the Internet.

For example, Twitter has its own terminology and words like hashtag and retweeting can be considered Internet slang. Generally, while on an online forum or social media, you can come across memes, trolls, lurkers, noobs, and lags. To make the time you spend on the Internet less confusing, you should know what the most common Internet slang words stand for.

Common Internet Slang Words

Believe it or not, social media has its own vocabulary and it keeps developing like a regular language. This is why this article discusses 200+ common social media slang words that you should know.

List of internet slang words and acronyms from A to Z.

  • 2day: Today
  • 2moro: Tomorrow
  • 2nite: Tonight
  • 4EAE: For Ever And Ever
  • ABT: About
  • ADN: Any Day Now
  • AFAIC: As Far As I’m Concerned
  • AFAICT: As Far As I Can Tell
  • AFAIK: As Far As I Know
  • AFAIR: As Far As I Remember
  • AKA: Also Known As
  • AMA: Ask Me Anything
  • ASAIC: As Soon As I Can
  • ASAP: As Soon As Possible
  • ATM: At The Moment
  • B4: Before
  • B4N: Bye For Now
  • Bae: Babe/Before Anyone Else
  • BBL: Be Back Later
  • BBT: Be Back Tomorrow
  • BCNU: Be Seeing You
  • BD: Big Deal
  • BF: Boy Friend
  • BFF: Best Friends Forever
  • BMT: Before My Time
  • BOL: Be On Later
  • BOT: Back On Topic
  • BRB: Be Right Back
  • BRO: Brother
  • BT: But
  • BTW: By The Way
  • CFY: Calling For You
  • CU: See You
  • CUL: See You Later
  • Cuz: Because
  • CYA: Cover Your Ass
  • DAE: Does Anyone Else
  • DBA: Doing Business As
  • DFTBA: Don’t Forget To Be Awesome!
  • DIKU: Do I Know You
  • DM: Direct Message
  • DND: Do Not Disturb
  • DR: Double Rainbow
  • DWBH: Don’t Worry, Be Happy
  • ELI5: Explain Like I’m 5
  • EOM: End Of Message
  • EOS: End Of Story
  • F2F: Face To Face
  • FAQ: Frequently Asked Question
  • FB: Facebook
  • FBF: Flash Back Friday
  • FF: Follow Friday
  • FIFY: Fixed It For You
  • FITB: Fill In The Blank
  • FML: F**** My Life
  • FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out
  • FTFY: Fixed That For You
  • FTL: For The Loss
  • FTW: For The Win
  • FWB: Friends With Benefits
  • FWIW: For What It’s Worth
  • FYE: For Your Entertainment
  • FYEO: For Your Eyes Only
  • FYI: For Your Information
  • GA: Go Ahead
  • GAL: Get A Life
  • GF: Girl Friend
  • GM: Good Morning
  • GN: Good Night
  • Gr8: Great
  • GTR: Getting Ready
  • HAND: Have A Nice Day
  • HB: Hurry Back
  • HBD: Happy Birthday
  • HBU: How About You
  • HMB: Hit Be Back
  • HMU: Hit Me Up
  • HRU: How Are You
  • HTH: Hope This Helps
  • IAC: In Any Case
  • IC: I See
  • ICYMI: In Case You Missed It
  • IDC: I Don’t Care
  • IDK: I Dont Know
  • IG: Instagram
  • IIRC: If I Remember Correctly
  • IKR: I Know Right
  • ILY: I Love You
  • IMHO: In My Humble Opinion
  • IMMD: It Made My Day
  • IMY: I Miss You
  • IRL: In Real Life
  • IS: I’m Sorry
  • ISO: In Search Of
  • IU2U: It’s Up To You
  • J4F: Just For Fun
  • JAM: Just A Minute
  • JFY: Just For You
  • JIC: Just In Case
  • JK: Just Kidding
  • JSYK: Just So You Know
  • KK: Okay
  • L8: Late
  • L8R: Later
  • LMA: Leave Me Alone
  • LMAO: Laughing My Ass Off
  • LMBO: Laughing My Butt Off
  • LMK: Let Me Know
  • LOL: Laugh Out Loud
  • LTNS: Long Time No See
  • LYLAS: Love You Like A Sister
  • M/F: Male or Female
  • M8: Mate
  • MP: My pleasure
  • MSM: Mainstream Media
  • MU: Miss You
  • MYOB: Mind Your Own Business
  • NAGI: Not A Good Idea
  • NBD: No Big Deal
  • NE1: Anyone
  • NM: Not Much
  • NP: No Problem
  • NSFL: Not Safe For Life
  • NSFW: Not Safe For Work
  • NTS: Note To Self
  • NVM: Never Mind
  • OC: Original Content
  • OH: Overheard
  • OIC: Oh ! I See
  • OMD: Oh My Damn
  • OMG: Oh My Goodness
  • OMW: On My Way
  • OT: Off Topic
  • OFC: Of course
  • PAW: Parents Are Watching
  • Pls: Please
  • POTD: Photo Of The Day
  • POV: Point Of View
  • PPL: People
  • PTB: Please Text Back
  • Q4U: Question For You
  • QQ: Crying
  • RBTL: Read Between The Lines
  • RIP: Rest In Peace
  • RL: Real Life
  • ROFL: Rolling On the Floor Laughing
  • RT: Retweet
  • RTM: Read The Manual
  • SIS: Sister
  • SITD: Still In The Dark
  • SM: Social Media
  • SMH: Shaking My Head
  • SMY: Somebody
  • SNH: Sarcasm Noted Here
  • SOL: Sooner Or Later
  • Some1: Someone
  • SRSLY: Seriously
  • STBY: Sucks To Be You
  • Str8: Straight
  • SYS: See You Soon
  • TBA: To Be Announced
  • TBH: To Be Honest
  • TBT: Throwback Thursday
  • TBT: Truth Be Told
  • TFH: Thread From Hell
  • TFTI: Thanks For The Invite
  • TGIF: Thank God It’s Friday
  • THX: Thanks
  • TIA: Thanks in Advance
  • TIL: Today I Learned
  • TIME: Tears In My Eyes
  • TL;DR: Too Long; Didn’t Read
  • TLC: Tender Loving Care
  • TMI: Too Much Information
  • TTYL: Talk To You Later
  • TTYS: Talk To You Soon
  • Txt: Text
  • TYVM: Thank You Very Much
  • U: You
  • U4F: You Forever
  • UR: Your
  • VBG: Very Big Grin
  • VSF: Very Sad Face
  • WB: Welcome Back
  • WBU: What About You?
  • WEG: Wicked Evil Grin
  • WKND: Weekend
  • WOM: Word of Mouth
  • WOTD: Word Of The Day
  • Wru: Who Are You
  • WTH: What The Heck?
  • WTPA: Where The Party At?
  • WU?: Whats Up
  • WYCM: Will You Call Me?
  • WYWH: Wish You Were Here
  • XOXO: Hugs and Kisses
  • YGM: You’ve Got Mail
  • YNK: You Never Know
  • YOLO: You Only Live Once
  • YT: YouTube
  • YW: You’re Welcome

Internet Slang Conversations

You need to keep in mind that generation after generation, take common traditional slang words and add a new meaning(s) to it. Here you will find examples of some slang words where the perception of the word and intended uses have changed or increase over the years. These terms have gained popularity and recognition among all generations.

Internet Slang Example 1:

Mom: Your great aunt just passed away. LOL
Peter: Why is that funny?
Mom: It’s not funny Peter! What do you mean?
Peter: Mom lol means laughing out loud!
Mom: Oh My Godness!! I sent that to everyone I thought It meant lots of love. I have to call everyone back, oh god.

Internet Slang Example 2:

Mom: The road was a little icy out today. Be careful when you drive.
Son: I will
Mom: YOLO.
Son: It’s usually not meant as a warning, Mom.

Internet Slang Example 3: 

Son: Mom! I got a 94 on my Math exam!
Mom: WTF, honey!
Son: Mom, what do you think WTF means?
Mom: Well that’s fantastic!
Son: No mom…

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1 year ago

hell good yaa….

Christy Christie
Christy Christie
11 months ago
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2 months ago

Do you think

29 days ago

CYA: Cover Your Ass, wait what- I thought it meant see ya’ cuz I’m pretty sure it means see ya soo

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