Texting Abbreviations: 3000 Popular Text Acronyms in English

Text abbreviations, text slang, internet acronyms, SMS language, emoji, and emoticons! Digital conversing is extremely common in today’s world, as a human species we are always looking for ways to simplify things in order to save some extra time and make it easier for everyone to understand. This is seen largely in digital conversing. Minimizing the number of letters required to make a word or creating a completely different word that is significantly smaller than the original keeping the same meaning, as well as, using icons to express something without actually having to type it out.

We’ve all done or at least experienced this while digitally talking to someone, however, if you find that you’re not fully educated in what seems to be the new way of communicating, don’t worry because you’re definitely not alone. Here we will be discussing everything you need to know about text abbreviations, slang, and SMS language, so you might want to stick around!

Text Acronyms / Texting Abbreviations

What does “SMH” mean? OFC, ROFL, SMS, LMK & More!

A standard text that you receive on your mobile phone usually looks like a weird mixture of letters and words that seem to make no sense at all. This is because many common and frequent phrases are shortened into an abbreviation, thus saving time for the sender and sometimes confusing the receiver.

Texting abbreviations (text abbreviations), texting acronyms, or internet acronyms are the abbreviated language and slang words commonly used with mobile phone text messaging, email, and instant messaging (online chat applications such as Messenger from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter…).

What Are Text Abbreviations?

As you may already know, an abbreviation is a shortened version of something. In this case, it’s a shortened version of a piece of text. The abbreviation is made to be simpler, while still representing the original meaning of the text. There are two types of abbreviations, formal and informal. If you struggle to find the difference between the two, here is a little tip: formal abbreviations always end with a full-stop as it’s a requirement, whilst informal abbreviations do not.

Here are some examples of formal and informal abbreviations:

Formal abbreviations include:

  • Lib. (library)
  • Abbr. (abbreviation)
  • Approx. (approximately)
  • Mrs. (mistress)
  • Etc. (et cetera)

Informal abbreviations include:

  • H8 (hate)
  • 2day (today)
  • C (see)
  • 2 (to/too)
  • L8 (late)

What Are Internet Acronyms?

An acronym is another form of an abbreviation. However, instead of it being slightly shortened with a full-stop in the end, it’s simply created by using the first letters of a specific phrase and using the final product as a word itself. Although this may sound somewhat confusing, acronyms are used way more often than you may think. It’s a great way to shorten a phrase to make it easier for others to remember and/or pronounce.

Here are some examples of internet acronyms:

  • ASAP (as soon as possible)
  • DIY (do it yourself)
  • G2G (got to go)
  • DM (direct message)
  • FYI (for your information)

Why Do We Use Text Abbreviations / Internet Acronyms?

It’s only natural that text messages don’t use formal English and have many abbreviations. To start with, the texts are supposed to be instant, and it’s a lot easier and faster to write an abbreviation than a full phrase. Earlier, there has also been a limit of how many characters one text can have, so, if you wanted to say everything just in one text, you had to shorten as many things as possible. Finally, writing long messages on a phone’s tiny keyboard simply isn’t very convenient.

Do you know what TFW means? Or ICYMI? These are just two examples of many text abbreviations you can come across. You should get familiar with them and understand what they stand for even if you won’t use them yourself because most of your friends certainly will.

Texting acronyms examples:

  • SMH meaning: “Shaking my head”
  • OFC meaning: “Of course”
  • SMS meaning: “Short Message Service”
  • LMK  meaning: “let me know”
  • ROFL meaning: “Rolling on floor laughing”
  • XOXO meaning: “Hugs and Kisses”
  • YOLO meaning: “You Only Live Once”

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How to Use Text Abbreviations?

When it comes to using abbreviations while texting, it can be exciting to use as many abbreviations as you can, especially when it comes to texting someone, you’re close with or just to save some extra time. However, despite this being so common, it doesn’t mean that it’s appropriate in every situation, such as the professional world. So how exactly do you use text abbreviations in the business industry? Here are some tips!

1. Understand your audience

Before using abbreviations, think about whether they are appropriate for the person you are sending them to. For example, if you’re sending an e-mail or text to a group of people, then it may be a good idea to use a small number of abbreviations as you want to make sure that everybody understands.

2. Keep it simple and updated

Don’t use a bunch of abbreviations in your text or e-mail, it will come across as unprofessional. Make sure to also use abbreviations that are still used today and not the ones that no one uses anymore and perhaps not know about.

3. Be professional

This is probably the most important tip of all three. Like we’ve mentioned, you don’t want to come across as unprofessional. Therefore, stay away from slang and use the appropriate abbreviations that suit the situation!

Conversation Examples Using Text Abbreviations:

Here are some conversation examples using text abbreviations:

1. You’ll need to bring a notepad, a pen, etc.

2. Hey, I might be late by approx. 20 minutes

3. I’m so excited for the party 2morrow

4. Meet me at the lib.

Text Slang / SMS Language

What Is Text Slang?

Many people often confuse the difference between an abbreviation and slang, as they are considered to be the same thing and just two different ways of saying it. This, however, is not correct. The difference between an abbreviation and slang is simple.

An abbreviation as discussed above, is a shortened version of a piece of text, whilst slang is a completely different word used to replace another while still holding the same meaning and be significantly shorter than the original word. Another difference is that an abbreviation can be used in a formal manner, such as the examples mentioned above. However, slang is always informal. Therefore, if you’re writing for a professional or academic purpose, stay away from slang.

Here are some examples of commonly used slang:

  • Cap (lie/fake)
  • Gucci (good/cool)
  • Lit (amazing/cool)
  • Salty (bitter/angry)
  • Canceled (dismissed)

What Is SMS Language?

SMS language, also known as textspeak and texting language, stands for ‘Short Message Service’. When we say SMS language, we are talking about the abbreviated and slang language that is very common in texting. This evolving form of language was created in 1984 by Matti Makkonen, the man considered to be the father of SMS.

All of the words you use online, that you wouldn’t normally use in the real world are part of the SMS language.

Here are some more examples of SMS language:

  • SMH (shaking my head)
  • OFC (of course)
  • LMK (let me know)
  • XOXO (kisses and hugs)
  • YOLO (you only live once)

What Are Emoji and Emoticons?

Although commonly confused to mean the exact same thing, there is a significant difference between an emoji and an emoticon.

Emoji

An emoji is a small cartoon-like character, available to use during texting on most smartphones nowadays. These fun characters were created in 1999, by Japanese designer, Shigetaka Kurita. The popularity of emojis has increased massively in SMS language, more and more emojis being added to keyboards at a constant pace. They’re a perfect way to express feelings through text messages and use them to replace words, creating a fun and cute text message.

Encase you’re unfamiliar emojis look like this:

  • 🌍
  • 📞
  • 🎉

Emoticons

An emoticon is very similar; however, its difference is very significant. Although an emoji is colourful and already done for you, an emoticon doesn’t come with any colours and often have to be made by the person texting, using characters from their keyboard. This is because emoticons have been around for a little longer than emojis, as they were created in 1982 by Dr. Scott Fahlman.

Encase you’re unfamiliar emoticons look like this:

  • : – )
  • : – D

Common Text Abbreviations List

Text Acronyms List (A-C)

List of common texting abbreviations that start with numbers, A, B, and C.

  • 121 = One-to-one (private chat initiation)
  • 2day = Today
  • 2M2H = Too Much Too Handle
  • 2moro = Tomorrow
  • 2nite = Tonight
  • 4EAE = For Ever And Ever
  • AAF = As A Friend
  • AAR = At Any Rate
  • AAYF = As Always, Your Friend
  • ABD = Already Been Done
  • ACK = Acknowledge
  • ADIH = Another Day In Hell
  • ADN = Any Day Now
  • ADR = Address
  • AEAP = As Early As Possible
  • AFAIC = As Far As I am Concerned
  • AFAIK = As Far As I know
  • AKA = Also Known As
  • AMA= Ask Me Anything
  • AMBW = All My Best Wishes
  • AML = All My Love
  • AOTA = All Of The Above
  • ASAP = As Soon As Possible
  • ATB = All The Best
  • ATEOTD = At The End Of The Day
  • ATM = At The Moment
  • AWOL = Absent Without Leave
  • AYDY = Are You Done Yet?
  • AYEC = At Your Earliest Convenience
  • AYOR =  At Your Own Risk
  • AYS =  Are You Serious?
  • AYSOS = Are You Stupid Or Something?
  • AYT = Are You There?
  • B/C = Because
  • B4 = Before
  • B4N = Bye For Now
  • BAU = Business As Usual
  • BBIAF = Be Back In A Few
  • BBIAM = Be Back In A Minute
  • BBIAS = Be Back In A Sec
  • BBS = Be Back Soon
  • BBT= Be Back Tomorrow
  • BCNU = Be Seeing You
  • BCOY = Big Crush On You
  • BD = Big Deal
  • BF = Best Friend
  • BFAW = Best Friend At Work
  • BFD = Big Freaking Deal
  • BFF = Best Friends Forever
  • BFFN = Best Friend For Now
  • BFN = Bye For Now
  • BG = Big Grin
  • BGWM = Be Gentle With Me
  • BHL8 = Be Home Late
  • BIB = Boss Is Back
  • BN= Bad News
  • BOL = Be On Later
  • BOT = Back On Topic
  • BOYF = Boyfriend
  • BRB = Be Right Back
  • BRH = Be Right Here
  • BRO = Brother
  • BRT = Be Right There
  • BT = But
  • BTW = By The Way
  • BYOC = Bring Your Own Computer
  • CMB =    Call Me Back
  • CMIIW = Correct Me If I’m Wrong
  • COB = Close Of Business
  • CSL= Can’t Stop Laughing
  • CU = See You
  • CUA = See You Around
  • CUL= See You Later
  • CWYL = Chat With You Later
  • CYA = Cover Your Ass
  • CYE = Check Your E-mail
  • CYO = See You Online

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Text Acronyms List (D-H)

List of commonly used texting abbreviations that start with D, E, F, G, and H.

  • DKDC = Don’t Know, Don’t Care
  • DM = Direct Message
  • DTS = Don’t Think So
  • DUR = Do You Remember?
  • DWBH = Don’t Worry, Be Happy
  • E1= Everyone
  • EF4T = Effort
  • EOD = End Of Discussion
  • F2F or FTF = Face To Face
  • FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
  • FB = Facebook
  • FF = Follow Friday
  • FISH = First In, Still Here
  • FITB = Fill In The Blank
  • FTBOMH = From The Bottom Of My Heart
  • FTL = For The Loss / For The Lose
  • FTW = For The Win
  • FWB = Friend With Benefits
  • FWIW = For What It’s Worth
  • FYEO = For Your Eyes Only
  • FYI = For Your Information
  • G4C = Going For Coffee
  • GA = Go Ahead
  • GAC = Get A Clue
  • GAS = Greetings And Salutations
  • GB = Goodbye
  • GBU = God Bless You
  • GF = Girl Friend
  • GFN = Gone For Now
  • GLHFGood Luck, Have Fun
  • GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike
  • GNITE = Good Night
  • GR8 =  Great
  • GRATZ = Congratulations
  • GRL = Girl
  • GTSY = Great (or good) To See You
  • H&K = Hugs & Kisses
  • H2CUS = Hope To See You Soon
  • H8 = Hate
  • HAG1 =  Have A Good One
  • HAGN = Have A Good Night
  • HAND = Have A Nice Day
  • HAWT = Have A Wonderful Day (out-dated, see next in list)
  • HMB = Hit Be Back
  • HMU = Hit Me Up
  • HOAS = Hold On A Second
  • HRU = How Are You
  • HT or H/T = Hat Tip or Heard Through
  • HTH = Hope This Helps / Happy To Help
  • HW = Homework

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Text Acronyms List (I-P)

List of texting abbreviations that start with I, J, K, L, M, N, O and P.

  • IAC = In Any Case
  • IAE = In Any Event
  • IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer
  • IAO = I Am Out (of here)
  • IC = I See
  • ICYMI = In Case You Missed It
  • IDC = I Don’t Care
  • IHNI =I have no idea
  • IIRC = If I Remember Correctly
  • IKR = I Know Right
  • ILY = I Love You
  • IM =  Instant Message
  • IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
  • IMO = In My Opinion
  • IMS = I Am Sorry
  • IRL = In Real Life
  • ISLY = I Still Love You
  • ISO = In Search Of
  • IU2U = It’s Up To You
  • IYKWIM = If You Know What I Mean
  • J/K = Just Kidding
  • J4F/JFF = Just For Fun
  • JIC= Just In Case
  • JLMK = Just Let Me Know
  • JMO = Just My Opinion
  • JSYK = Just So You Know
  • JW = Just Wondering
  • K or KK = Okay
  • KISS = Keep It Simple, Stupid
  • KIT = Keep In Touch
  • L8 = Late
  • L8R = Later
  • LHO = Laughing Head Off
  • LMAO = Laughing My Ass Off
  • LMBO = Laughing My Butt Off
  • LMK = Let Me Know
  • LOL = Lots Of Love
  • LOL = Laughing Out Loud
  • LOTI = Laughing On The Inside
  • LTNS = Long Time No See
  • LYLAS = Love You Like A Sister
  • LYSM = Love You So Much
  • MC = Merry Christmas
  • MGMT = Management
  • MM = Music Monday
  • MSM = Mainstream Media
  • MU = Miss You
  • MYOB = Mind Your Own Business
  • NAGI = Not A Good Idea
  • NFM = Not For Me
  • NFS = Not For Sale
  • NM = Nothing Much
  • NM = Not Much
  • NOYB = None Of Your Business
  • NP = No Problem
  • NSFL = Not Safe For Life
  • NSFW = Not Safe For Work
  • NTS = Note To Self
  • NVM = Never Mind
  • OH = Overheard
  • OIC = Oh, I See
  • OMG = Oh My God
  • OMW= On My Way
  • ORLY = Oh, Really?
  • OT = Off Topic
  • OTB = Off To Bed
  • OTOH = On The Other Hand
  • OTP = On The Phone
  • OTT = Over The Top
  • PAW = Parents Are Watching
  • PCM = Please Call Me
  • PLS = Please
  • POV = Point Of View
  • PPL = People
  • PTB = Please Text Back
  • PTMM = Please Tell Me More

Text Acronyms List (Q-Y)

List of texting abbreviations that start with Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X and Y.

  • QQ = Crying
  • RAK = Random Act of Kindness
  • RBTL = Read Between The Lines
  • RIP = Rest In Peace
  • RL = Real Life
  • ROFL = Rolling On the Floor Laughing
  • RT = Real Time
  • RTM or RTFM = Read The Manual
  • RYS = Are You Single?
  • SBY = Somebody
  • SFAIK= So Far As I Know
  • SH= Sh** Happens
  • SIMYC = Sorry I Missed Your Call
  • SIS = Sister
  • SITD = Still In The Dark
  • SMH = Shaking My Head
  • SOL = Sooner Or Later
  • SRSLY = Seriously
  • SRY = Sorry
  • SSDD = Same Stuff, Different Day
  • STBY = Sucks To Be You
  • SWAK = Sealed (or Sent) With A Kiss
  • SWYP = So, What’s Your Problem?
  • TAFN =  That’s All For Now
  • TBA = To Be Announced
  • TBC = To Be Continued
  • TBH = To Be Honest
  • TBL = Text back later
  • TCB = Take care of business
  • TFH = Thread From Hell
  • TFS = Thanks For Sharing
  • TFTI = Thanks For The Invitation
  • TGIF = Thank God It’s Friday
  • THX = Thanks
  • TIA= Thanks In Advance
  • TIAD = Tomorrow Is Another Day
  • TIME = Tears In My Eyes
  • TLC = Tender Loving Care
  • TLK2UL8R = Talk To You Later
  • TMI = Too Much Information
  • TMRW = Tomorrow
  • TTYL = Talk To You Later
  • TTYS = Talk To You Soon
  • TYFYC = Thank You For Your Comment
  • TYVM = Thank You Very Much
  • U4E = You Forever
  • UR = Your
  • VAT = Value Added Tax
  • VBG = Very Big Grin
  • VSF = Very Sad Face
  • WAM = Wait A Minute
  • WB = Welcome Back
  • WC = Who Cares
  • WE = Whatever
  • WEG = Wicked Evil Grin
  • WITP = What Is The Point?
  • WKND = Weekend
  • WTF = What The F***
  • WTH= What The Heck?
  • WTPA = Where The Party At?
  • WUF = Where Are You From?
  • WYCM = Will You Call Me?
  • WYWH = Wish You Were Here
  • XLNT = Excellent
  • XOXO = Hugs and Kisses
  • YCMU = You Crack Me Up
  • YGM = You’ve Got Mail
  • YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
  • YOLO = You Only Live Once
  • YTB = You’re The Best
  • YW = You’re Welcome
  • YWSYLS = You Win Some, You Lose Some

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Text Abbreviations / Text Slang / SMS Language

Comprehensive list of 3000+ common text abbreviations and internet acronyms from A to Z with meanings. 

Text Abbreviations (A)

Acronym Meaning
AAB Average At Best
AAC Apple Audio Compression
AAF Always and Forever
AAK Alive And Kicking
AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact
AAP Always A Pleasure
AAR At Any Rate
AARP American Association of Retired Persons
AAT And Another Thing At All Times
AAWY And Also With You
AAYF As Always, Your Friend
ABC American Born Chinese
ABD Already Been Done
ABDC America’s Best Dance Crew (TV show)
ABF All But Face
ABFAB Absolutely Fabulous
ABG Asian Baby Girl
ABH Actual Bodily Harm
ABP Already Been Posted
ABU Anyone but (Manchester) United
AC Air Conditioning Alternating Current
ACLU American Civil Liberties Union
ACME A Company that Makes Everything
ACP Automatic Colt Pistol
ACTA Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
ACU Army Combat Uniform
AD Anno Domini (in the year of our Lord)
ADAD Another Day Another Dollar
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADED All Day Every Day
ADGTH All Dogs Go To Heaven
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADL All Day Long
ADN Any Day Now
ADR All Due Respect
ADS Aim(ing) Down Sights
ADSL Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
ADTR A Day To Remember (band)
AE American Eagle (clothing)
AEAE And Ever And Ever
AEAP As Early As Possible
AFAIA As Far As I’m Aware
AFAIAA As Far As I Am Aware
AFAIAC As Far As I Am Concerned
AFAIC As Far As I’m Concerned
AFAICS As Far As I Can See
AFAICT As Far As I Can Tell
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AFAIR As Far As I Remember
AFAP As Far As Possible
AFC Away From Computer
AFFA Angels Forever, Forever Angels
AFI A Fire Inside (Band)
AFK Away From Keyboard
AFL Australian Football League
AFN All For Now
AFP Away From Phone
AFRL Away From Real Life
AFS Always, Forever and Seriously
AGC Automatic Gain Control
AGH Ain’t Gonna Happen
AGM Annual General Meeting
AGP Accelerated Graphics Port
AGT America’s Got Talent (TV show)
AGW All Going Well
AI Artificial Intelligence As If
AIB Am I Boverd?
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIGF All In Good Fun
AIIC As If I Care
AIKRN All I know right now
AIMH Always In My Heart
AINEC And It’s Not Even Close
AIO All In One
AISB As I Said Before
AISI As I See it
AITR Adult In The Room
AITYD And I Think You Do
AIUI As I Understand it
AIYC As If You Care
AJ Apple Juice
AKTF Always Keep the Faith
ALF Animal Liberation Front
ALG Ain’t Life Grand
ALIHAL At Least I Have A Life
ALKQN Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation
ALOL Actually Laughing Out Loud
ALOTBSOL Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
ALU Arithmetic Logic Unit
ALWP Actual Laughter Was Produced
AM Ante Meridiem (before midday) Amplitude Modulation (radio signal)
AMA Ask Me Anything Against Medical Advice
AMAA Ask Me Almost Anything
AMAP As Much/Many As Possible
AMC American Motors Corportation
AMD Advanced Micro Devices
AMG Ah My God
AML All My Love
AMN Any Minute Now
AMOF As a Matter of Fact
AMOG Alpha Male Of Group
AMT Alpha-Methyltryptamine
AMV Anime Music Video
AMW America’s Most Wanted (TV show)
AN Author’s Note
ANC African National Congress
ANFAWFOS And Now For A Word From Our Sponsor
ANFSCD And Now For Something Completely Different
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ANTM America’s Next Top Model
ANZAC Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
AO Adults Only
AOB Any Other Business
AOD All Of Day
AOE Area Of Effect
AOK Age of Kings (game) All OK
AOM Age of Mythology (game)
AON All Or Nothing As Of Now
AOS Ahead Of Schedule
AOT As Opposed To Among Other Things
AOTA All Of The Above
AOTS Attack of the Show (TV show)
AOW All Out War
AOYP Angel on Your Pillow
AP Associated Press
APB All Points Bulletin
APC Armoured Personnel Carrier
API Application Programming Interface
APM Actions Per Minute
APN As Per Normal
APO Authorized Personnel Only
APU As Per Usual
APYR As Per Your Request
AQ Adventure Quest (game)
AQAP As Quickly As Possible
AQF Ay Que Funny,
AR Assault Rifle
ARK Act of Random Kindness
ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency (made early internet)
ARPANET Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (early internet)
ARPU Average Revenue Per User
ASAIC As Soon As I Can
ASAIK As Soon As I Know
ASAP As Soon As Possible
ASAS As Soon As Sensible
ASAT As Simple As That
ASAYC As Soon As You Can
ASBO Anti Social Behaviour Order
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASPCA American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
AT&T American Telephone & Telegraph
ATA Ait To Air Actual Time of Arrival
ATAP Any Time, Any Place
ATB All The Best
ATC Air Traffic Control
ATD Attention to Detail
ATEOTD At The End Of The Day
ATF All Time Favorite
ATGATT All The Gear All The Time (motorcycling)
ATH All Time High
ATM At The Moment Automated Teller Machine (cash machine)
ATMO According To My Opinion
ATN Any Time Now
ATOY Always Thinking of you
ATQ Answer The Question
ATST At The Same Time
ATT At This Time All The Time
ATTT Ain’t That The Truth
ATV All Terrain Vehicle
ATVB All The Very Best
ATW All The Way
ATWA Air, Trees, Water, Animals  All The Way Alive

Text Abbreviations (B)

Acronym Meaning
BAC Back At Computer Blood Alcohol Content By Any Chance
BACS Bankers Automated Clearing System
BAGL Bust A Gut Laughing
BAH Bored As Hell
BB Big Brother Be Back
BB4N Bye-Bye For Now
BBAM Be Back After Meal
BBB Bugging Beyond Belief
BBBW Big Beautiful Black Woman
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
BBEG Big Bad Evil Guy
BBFL Best Buds For Life
BBFN Bye Bye For Now
BBG Best Be Going
BBIAB Be Back In A Bit
BBIAF Be Back In A Few
BBIAM Be Back In A Minute
BBIAS Be Back In A Sec
BBIAW Be Back In A While
BBK Boy Better Know
BBL Be Back Later
BBM Blackberry Messaging
BBML Be Back Much Later
BBN Be Back Never
BBO Being Bored Online
BBQ Barbecue Better Be Quick
BBR Blonde, Brunette, Redhead
BBS Be Back Soon Bulletin Board System
BBT Be Back Tomorrow
BBV Brags Beats and Variance (poker)
BBW Big Beautiful Woman
BBWL Be Back Way Later
BC Before Christ
BCBW Bow Chica Bow Wow
BCC Blind Carbon Copy
BCD Behind Closed Doors
BCE Before Common Era (like  )
BCF Best Cousin Forever
BCG Birth Control Glasses
BCS Bowl Championship Series
BD Big Deal
BDN Busy Doing Nothing
BDOML Best Day Of My Life
BDU Brain Dead User Battle Dress Uniform
BFA Best Friends Always
BFAB Born From A Boombox Back For A Bit
BFAM Brother From Another Mother
BFB Better From Behind
BFF Best Friends Forever Big Fat Friend/Female
BFFAE Best Friends Forever And Ever Best Friends For All Eternity
BFFL Best Friend For Life
BFFLE Best Friends For Like Ever
BFFLTDDUP Best Friends For Life Till Death Do Us Part
BFFN Best Friend For Now
BFFWB Best Friend Forever With Benefits
BFITW Best Friend In The World
BFK Big Fat Kiss
BFMV Bullet For My Valentine (band)
BFN Bye For Now
BFP Bad For Pics Big Fat Positive ie pregnant
BFTP Blast From The Past
BFUT Best Friends Until Tomorrow
BFWB Best Friend With Benefits
BG Bad Game Baby Gangster
BGD Black Gangster Disciples
BGF Best Girl/Guy Friend
BGL Big Game License, likes fat people
BGM Background Music
BGT Britain’s Got Talent (TV show)
BH Be Happy Bloody Hell Big Head
BHD Bad Hair Day
BHH Bless His/Her Heart
BHL8 Be Home Late
BHM Big Handsome Man
BHO Barak Hussein Obama
BHS Be Home Soon
BIAB Back In A Bit
BIC Believe It Comrade
BICBW But I Could Be Wrong
BIEH Best I Ever Had
BIFFL Best Internet Friend For Life
BING But It’s Not Google
BM Bowel Movement Black Man BMW
BM4L Best Mates For Life
BMAK Blow Me A Kiss
BMB Bebo Me Back
BMBO Blow My Brains Out
BME Body Modification Ezine
BMFE Best Mates Forever
BMFL Best Mates For Life
BMG Be My Guest
BMI Body Mass Index
BML Bless My Life
BMOC Big Man On Campus
BMS Bitchy Men Syndrome
BMT Before My Time Basic Military Training
BMTH Bring Me The Horizon (Band)
BMTTVE Best Mates ‘Til The Very End
BMUS Beam me up, Scotty
BMV Be My Valentine
BMW Bavarian Motor Works (car manufacturer)
BMX Bicycle Motocross
BNB Bad News Bears Bed ‘N’ Breakfast Bread ‘N’ Butter
BNF Big Name Fan
BNI Batteries Not Included
BNIB Brand New In Box
BNOC Big Name On Campus
BNP British National Party
BNR But Not Really
BNWOT Brand New Without Tags
BNWT Brand New With Tags
BO Body Odour
BOAT Bust Out Another Thousand
BOBFOC Body Off Baywatch, Face Off Crimewatch
BOED Book of Exalted Deeds ( )
BOGO Buy One Get One
BOGOF Buy One Get One Free
BOGSAT Bunch Of Guys Sitting Around Talking

Text Abbreviations (C)

Acronym Meaning
CC Credit Card Carbon Copy Crowd Control Country Code
CCC Coricidin Cough & Cold (Dextromethorophan or DXM).
CCG Collectible Card Game
CCIE Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert
CCL Couldn’t Care Less
CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate
CCR Creedence Clearwater Revival (band)
CCTV Closed-Circuit Television
CCW Counterclockwise Carrying a Concealed Weapon
CD Compact Disc Cross Dresser
CDC Cult of the Dead Cow Crudely Drawn Cock
CDMA Code Division Multiple Access (voice/data transmission)
CD-RW Compact Disk Rewritable
CLWY Can’t Live Without You
CM Call Me
CMAR Cry Me A River
CMB Call Me Back
CME Close My Eyes
CMEO Crying My Eyes Out
CMH Cross My Heart
CMHO Cry My Heart Out
CMI Count Me In
CMIIW Correct Me If I’m wrong.
CMIYC Catch Me If You Can
CML Call Me Later
CMN Call Me Now
CMOS Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
CMS Content Management System
CMU Cracks Me Up
CMYK Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key/blacK
CNN Cable News Network
CNY Chinese New Year
CO Commanding Officer Corrections Officer Company Counter Offer
COA Certificate Of Authenticity
COD Cash On Delivery  Call Of Duty
COL Crying Out Loud
CRB Criminal Records Bureau (UK)
CRBT Crying Real Big Tears
CWTSY Can’t Wait To See You
CWYL Chat With You Later.
CYB Count Your Blessings
CYBI Can You Believe It?
CYDI Can You Dig It?
CYDM Check Your Direct Messages
CYE Check Your Email
CYF Cross Your Fingers
CYL Catch You Later
CYM Check Your Mail

Text Abbreviations (D)

Acronym Meaning
DLN Don’t Look Now
DLS Dirty Little Secret
DLTBBB Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite
DLTBGYD Don’t Let The Bastards Grind You Down
DLTM Don’t Lie To Me
DLV Demonstration of Lower Value
DM Don’t Mind Doesn’t Matter Direct Message
DMAF Don’t Make A Fuss
DMAL Drop Me A Line
DMB Dave Matthews Band
DMC Deep Meaningful Conversation
DMCA Digital Millennium Copyright Act
DMI Don’t Mention It
DMIID Don’t Mind If I Do
DMM Don’t Mind Me
DMML Don’t Make Me Laugh
DMS Dirty Money Syndicate
DMT Di-Methyl Tryptamine (drug)
DMTA Dirty Minds Think Alike
DMV Department of Motor Vehicles
DMW Dead Man Walking
DMX Dark Man X (rapper)
DMY Don’t Mess Yourself
DMZ De-militarized zone
DN Doing Nothing
DNA Deoxyribonucleic Acid Did Not Attend Does Not Apply
DNC Democratic National Committee
DND Do Not Disturb
DNDC Don’t Know, Don’t Care
DNE Do Not Erase Does Not Exist
DNF Did Not Finish
DNFTT Do Not Feed The Troll
DNK Do Not Know
DNM Does Not Matter Deep and Meaningful
DNP Do Not Post
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
DNS Domain Name Service Did Not Start
DNTK Don’t Need To Know
DNW Do Not Want
DOA Dead On Arrival Deteriorate On Approach
DOB Date Of Birth
DOC Doctor Drug of Choice
DOD Day of Defeat
DOE Depends On Experience
DOF Depth of Field
DOFL Dying On Floor Laughing
DRT Dead Right There
DS Darling Son
DSD Do Some Damage
DSL Digital Subscriber Line
DSLR Digital Single Lens Reflex (camera)
DSP Digital Signal Processing
DSS Department of Social Services
DST Daylight Saving Time
DT Down Town
DTA Don’t Trust Anyone
DTAM Death To All Men
DTB Don’t Text Back
DTC Down To Cuddle
DTD Drunk Till Dawn Drunk Till Death
DTE Down To Earth
DTH Down To Hang
DTL Does The Look
DTM Doing Too Much Dead To Me
DTMS Does That Make Sense?
DTMWTD Don’t Tell Me What To Do
DTP Disturbing The Peace
DTR Define The Relationship
DTRT Do The Right Thing
DTS Down The Shore Down To Snuggle
DTT Don’t Touch That
DTTC Don’t Text The Cell
DTTM Don’t Talk To Me
DTYT Don’t Take Your Time

Text Abbreviations (E)

Acronym Meaning
EBM Electronic Body Music
EBT Electronic Benefits Transfer
ELOL Evil Laugh Out Loud
EOB End Of Business
EOC End Of Conversion
EOD End Of Discussion
EOE Equal Opportunity Employer
EOF End Of File
EOG End Of Grade
EOL End Of Lecture
EOM End Of Message
EOR End Of Rant
EOS End Of Show
EOT End Of Thread (i.e. end of discussion)
EOTD End Of The Day
EOTW End Of The World
EOTWAWKI End Of The World As We Know It
EOW End Of Watch
EPOS Electronic Point Of Sale
EPROM Electronically Programmable ROM
ERP Erotic Role-Play
ESA European Space Agency
ESB Empire Stikes Back (Star Wars)
ESD Electro-Static Discharge
ESL English as Second Language
ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages
ESP Extra Sensory Perception
ESPN Entertainment and Sports Programming Network
ESRB Entertainment Software Rating Board
EST Eastern Standard Time Established
ESTD Easier Said Than Done
ET Extra Terrestrial
ETA Estimated Time of Arrival Edited to Add
ETC Et Cetera (and so on)
ETD Estimated Time of Departure
ETF Escape The Fate (band)
ETID EveryTime I Die (band)
ETW Enjoy The Weekend
EU European Union
EUA End User Agreement
EUC Excellent Used Condition
EULA End User License Agreement
EV Expected Value

Text Abbreviations (F)

Acronym Meaning
FYA For Your Amusement
FYC For Your Convenience For Your Consideration
FYE For Your Entertainment
FYEO For Your Eyes Only
FYI For Your Information
FYK For Your Knowledge
FYM Free Your Mind
FYP Fixed Your Post
FYR For Your Review For Your Records
FYT For Your Time

Text Abbreviations (G)

Acronym Meaning
G O A T Greatest Of All Time
GA Go Ahead
GAC Guilty As Charged Get A Clue
GAFIA Get Away From It All
GAFM Get Away From Me
GB Great Britain Gigabyte
GBA God Bless America
GBFN Goodbye for Now
GBH Grievous Bodily Harm
GBML Good Bye My Love
GBNF Gone But Not Forgotten
GBP Great British Pounds (Sterling)
GBTM Get Back To Me
GBTW Get Back To Work
GBU God Bless You
GBWY God Be With You
GBY God Bless You
GC Good Contition
GCF Good Clean Fun
GCMG God Calls Me God
GCSE General Certificate of Secondary Education (UK)
GCWOK Gay Couple Without Kids
GD Gangsta Disciple
GDFR Going Down For Real
GDI God Damn It
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GE Good Evening
GED General Educational Development
GFA Grenade Free America
GFAK Go Fly A Kite
GFC Global Financial Crisis
GFETE Grinning From Ear To Ear
GFF Grenade Free Foundation
GFI Go For It
GFN Gone For Now
GFP Good For Pics
GFTW Go For The Win
GFU Good For You
GFWL Games For Windows Live
GFY Good For You
GG Good Game
GGA Good Game All
GGBB Good Game Bye Bye
GGG Good, Giving, and Game (in bed)
GGN Gotta Go Now
GGNORE Good Game No Rematch
GGOH Gotta Get Outta Here
GH Guitar Hero
GHB Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (drug)
GHD Good Hair Day
GIWIST Gee, I Wish I’d Said That.
GIY Google It Yourself
GIYF Google Is Your Friend
GJ Good Job
GJOAC Go Jump Off A Cliff
GJWHF Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
GK Good Kid
GKY Go Kill Yourself
GL Good Luck Good Looking
GL HF Good Luck, Have Fun
GLA Good Luck All
GLAG Giggling Like A Girl
GLOTR Good Luck On The Rebuild
GLTA Good Luck to All
GLTY Good Luck To You
GLU Guys/Girsl Like Us
GLWS Good Luck With Sale
GLWT Good Luck With That
GM General Motors Good Morning Genetically Modified Good Move
GMA Good Morning, America
GMAB Give Me A Break
GMT Greenwich Mean Time
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GMV Got My Vote
GMY Good Man Yourself
GN Good Night
GND Girl Next Door
GNE Good Night and Everything
GNFB Good Night Facebook
GNSD Good Night, Sweet Dreams
GOAT Greatest Of All Time
GOMER Get Out of My Emergency Room, unwelcome patient
GOMF Get Outta My Face
GOML Get On My Level
GOOMF Get Out Of My Face
GOOML Get Out Of My Life
GOP Grand Old Party
GP General Principle
GPA Grade-Point Average
GPC Generic Pack of Cigarettes Get/Post/Cookie (web pages)
GPL General Public License
GPOY Gratuitous Picture Of Yourself
GPOYW Gratuitous Picture Of Yourself Wednesday
GPRS General Packet Radio Services
GPS Global Positioning System
GPU Graphics Processing Unit
GR Gotta Run
GSD Getting Stuff Done
GSM Global System for Mobile communications
GSOH Good Sense Of Humor
GSR Gun Shot Residue
GSTQ God Save The Queen
GSW Gun Shot Wound
GTB Go To Bed
GTBB Good To Be Back
GTBOSH Glad To Be Of Some Help
GTD Getting Things Done
GTG Got To Go
GTGG Got To Get Going
GTH Go To Hell
GTHBA Good Times Had By All
GTHO Get The Hell Out
GTK Good To Know
GTM Giggling To Myself
GTO Gran Turismo Omologato
GTRM Going To Read Mail
GTSY Good To See You
GTTS Got The T-Shirt
GTW Got To Work
GU Grow Up
GUTI Get Used To It
GW Good Work
GWAS Game Was A Success
GWC Guy With Camera
GWG Girl With Glasses
GWI Get With It
GWK Game Winning Kill
GWP Gift With Purchase
GWR Guinness World Records
GWS Get Well Soon
GWTF Go With The Flow
GWTP Get With The Program
GYALDEM Group of girls
GYC Get Your Coat
GYFS Get Your Facts Straight
GYO Get Your Own
GYT Get Yourself Tested

Text Abbreviations (H)

Acronym Meaning
HAGD Have A Good Day
HAGE Have A Good Evening
HAGL Have A Good Life
HAGN Have A Good Night
HAGO Have A Good One
HAGS Have A Great Summer
HAGT Have A Great Time
HAISTK How Am I Supposed To Know?
HAND Have A Nice Day
HAWT Hot Having A Wonderful Time
HAY How Are You
HAYD How Are You Doing?
HAYT How Are You Today?
HBD Happy Birthday
HBK Heart Break Kid
HBN How About Now
HBO Home Box Office
HBP Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter)
HBT How ‘Bout That
HBTU Happy Birthday To You
HBTY Happy Birthday To You
HBY How About You?
HC Holy Cow
HCDAJFU He Could Do A Job For Us
HCIT How Cool Is That?
HD High-Definition
HDD Hard Disk Drive
HDMI High Definition Multimedia Interface
HDTH How Did That Happen?
HDTV High Definition Television
HDY How Dare You
HDYD How Do You Do?
HDYDT How Did You Do That?
HDYK How Do/Did You Know?
HE Happy Ending High Explosives
HEA Happily Ever After
HENRY High Earner, Not Rich Yet
HF Have Fun
HFFA Hot From Far Away
HFGL Have Fun, Good Luck
HFY Here For You Happy for You
HG Holy Grail
HGH Haters Gonna Hate
HGI How Goes It?
HGL Happy Go Lucky
HGTV Home and Garden Television
HGV Heavy Goods Vehicle
HH Holding Hands
HHIS Hanging Head In Shame
HHOJ Ha-Ha, Only Joking
HHOK Ha-Ha, Only Kidding
HHVF Ha-Ha, Very Funny
HHWW Holding Hands While Walking
HIG How’s It Going?
HIIK Hell If I Know
HIMYM How I Met Your Mother (TV show)
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HIWTH Hate It When That Happens
HJNTIY He’s Just Not That Into You
HK Hong Kong Hostile Kids
HL Half Life (game)
HLAS Hook, Line And Sinker
HMB Hit Me Back (reply)
HMI Human Machine Interface
HMIHY How May I Help You?
HML Hate My Life
HMP Help Me, Please
HMS Her Majesty’s Ship (UK)
HMU Hit Me Up
HMUL Hit Me Up Later
HMV His Master’s Voice
HNG Horny Net Geek
HNOS Home Network Operating System
HNR Hit ‘N’ Run
HNY Happy New Year
HO Hold On Head Office
HOA Home Owners Association
HOAS Hold On A Second
HOAY How Old Are You?
HOF Hall Of Fame Heavy on Flag
HOG Harley Owner Group
HOH Head Over Heels  Hard Of Hearing
HOLLAND Hope Our Love Lasts And Never Dies
HOV High Occupancy Vehicle
HOWDY How Do You Do?
HP Harry Potter
HQ High Quality
HR Human Resources
HRC Human Rights Campaign
HRH His/Her Royal Highness
HSBC Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
HSH Home Sweet Home
HSIK How Should I Know?
HSIT How Sad Is That
HSL Hue, Saturation, Lightness
HSM High School Musical
HSP Highly Sensitive Person
HSPDA High Speed Packet Data Access
HST High Speed Train
HSV2 Herpes Simplex Virus 2
HT Hat Tip (Thanks) Home Time Handheld Transceiver
HTBT Had To Be There
HTC Hit The Cell
HTE Hard To Explain
HTG Hard To Get
HTH Hope That Helps How The Hell
HTHFYS Hope To Hear From You Soon
HTM Hand To Mouth
HTML Hypertext Markup Language
HTSYS Hope To See You Soon
HTTP Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol
HTTPS Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol Secure
HTTR Hail To The Redskins
HU Hollywood Undead (Band)
HUA Heard Understood Acknowledged
HVAC Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning
HVD Happy Valentine’s Day
HWB Hottie With Body
HWGA Here We Go Again
HWP Height Weight Proportional
HWSNBN He Who Shall Not Be Named
HWU Hey, What’s Up?
HWYD How Was Your Day?
HYB How You Been?
HYD How Ya Doing?
HYFB Hope You Feel Better
HYG Here You Go
HYH Have You Heard Hold Your Horses
HYIP High Yield Investment Program
HYP Harvard, Yale, Princeton
HYS Have Your Say
HYU Hit You Up

Text Abbreviations (I)

Acronym Meaning
IA I Agree
IAB I Am Bored
IABW In A Bad Way
IAC In Any Case
IAD It All Depends
IAE In Any Event
IAG It’s All Good
IAK I Already Know
IAL I Ain’t Laughing I Actually Laughed
IALTO I Always Love That One
IAMA I Am Mildly Amused
IANAD I Am Not A Doctor
IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer (this is an uninformed opinion)
IAS In A Second
IAU I Adore You
IAW In Accordance With I Agree With
IAWTC I Agree With That/This Comment
IAWTCSM I Agree With This Comment So Much
IAWTP I Agree With This Post
IAY I Adore You
IB I’m Back
IB2D I Beg To Differ
IB4TL In Before The Lock
IBAN International Bank Account Number
IBB I’ll Be Back
IBK Idiot Behind Keyboard
IBL In Before Lock
IBM International Business Machines
IBMTS I’ve Been Meaning To Say
IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBTD In Before The Delete I Beg To Differ
IBTL In Before the Lock
IBUWU I’m Breaking Up With You
IBW I’ll Be Waiting
IBYP I Beg Your Pardon
ICAM I Couldn’t Agree More
ICAY I Care About You
ICB I Can’t Believe…
ICBB I Can’t Be Bothered
ICBI I Can’t Believe It
ICBINB I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter
ICBM Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
ICBSST I Can’t Believe She Said That
ICBW It Could Be Worse
ICC Ice Crown Citadel ( )
ICCL I Couldn’t Care Less
ICR I Can’t Remember
ICSL I Couldn’t/Can’t Stop Laughing
ICSTAY I Can’t Stop Thinking About You
ICT Information and Communication Technology
ICU Intensive Care Unit I See You
ICW In Connection With I Can’t Wait
ICYDK In Case You Didn’t Know
ICYMI In Case You Missed It
IDBI I Don’t Believe It
IDBY I Don’t Believe You
IDC I Don’t Care
IDE Integrated Development Environment Integrated Device Electronics
IDEC I Don’t Even Care
IDEK I Don’t Even Know
IDEKY I Don’t Even Know You
IDEWTK I Don’t Even Want To Know
IDFG I Don’t Feel Good
IDFLI I Don’t Feel Like It
IDGAD I Don’t Give A Damn
IDGHP I Don’t Get Hashtag Phrases I Don’t Get His/Her Point I Don’t Generally Hate People
IDGI I Don’t Get It
IDHAC I Don’t Have A Clue
IDHTT I Don’t Have The Time
IDI I Doubt It
IDJ I Don’t Judge
IDK I Don’t Know
IDKE I Don’t Know Either
IDKW I Don’t Know Why
IDKWTD I Don’t Know What To Do
IDKWYM I Don’t Know What You Mean
IDKY I Don’t Know Why
IDL I Don’t Like …
IDLI I Don’t Like It
IDLT I Don’t Like That
IDLY I Don’t Love/Like You
IDM It Doesn’t Matter Intelligent Dance Music
IDK I Don’t Know
IDNK I Do Not Know
IDR I Don’t Remember
IDRC I Don’t Really Care
IDRK I Don’t Really Know
IDST If Destroyed, Still True
IDT I Don’t Think
IDTS I Don’t Think So
IDU I Don’t Understand
IDUNNO I Don’t Know
IDW I Don’t Want
IDWK I Don’t Wanna Know
IDWT I Don’t Want To
IDWTAI I Don’t Wanna Talk About It
IDWTK I Don’t Want to Know
IE Id Est (that is) Internet Explorer
IED Improvised Explosive Device
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEP Individualized Education Program
IFM In Fond Memory
IGI I Get It
IGM I Got Mine
IGMC I’ll Get My Coat
IGN In Game Name
IGNB I’m Going Now, Bye
IGNTS I’ve Got Nothing To Say
IGS I Guess So
IGTG I Got To Go
IGU I Give Up
IGWT In God We Trust
IGY I Get You
IGYB I’ve Got Your Back
IH8U I Hate You
IHAC I Have A Customer…
IHDK I Honestly Don’t Know
IHM I Hate Mondays
IHML I Hate My Life
IHNC I Have No Clue
IHNI I Have No Idea
IHO In Honor Of
IHOP International House of Pancakes
IHP I Hate People
IHS I Hope So
IHT I Hate This
IHY I Hate You
IHYDM I Hope You Don’t Mind
IHYSM I Hate You So Much
IIB Ignorance Is Bliss
IIFYM If It Fits Your Macros
IIH If I’m Honest
IIL I’m In Love
IINM If I’m Not Mistaken
IIR Idiot In Room
IIRC If I Remember Correctly
IIS Internet Information Services
IITUWUTMAS If I Tell You Will You Tell Me A Secret?
IITWI In It To Win It
IITYWIMIWHTKY If I Tell You What It Means I Will Have to Kill You
IITYWTMWYBMAD If I Tell You What This Means Will You Buy Me a Drink?
IITYWTMWYKM If I Tell You What This Means Will You Kiss Me?
IITYWYBMAD If I Tell You Will You Buy Me A Drink
IIUC If I Understand Correctly
IIWII It Is What It Is
IIWY If I Were You
IJ I’m Joking
IJAF It’s Just A Fact
IJDK I Just Don’t Know
IJG I Just Giggled
IJK I’m Just kidding
IJL I Just Laughed
IJS I’m Just Saying
IJWTK I Just Want To Know
IJWTS I Just Want To Say
IK I Know
IKH I Know, Huh?
IKHYF I Know How You Feel
IKLY I Kinda Like You
IKM I Know Man
IKMTY I Know More Than You
IKN I Know Not
IKR I Know, Right
IKT I Knew That
IKTF I Know The Feeling
IKTR I Know That’s Right
IKWUM I Know What You Mean
IKWYDLS I Know What You Did Last Summer
IKWYL I Know Where You Live
IKWYM I Know What You Mean
IKY I Know You
IKYP I’ll Keep You Posted
IL In Love
ILD Ich Liebe Dich (I Love You)
ILH I Love Him/Her
ILI I Love It
ILM I lige m
ILML I Love My Life
ILMO In Loving Memory Of
ILNY I Love New York
ILS Inflated Lat Syndrome
ILT I Like That
ILY I Love You
ILY2 I Love You Too
ILYA I Love You All
ILYAAF I Love You As A Friend
ILYAM I Love You As a Mate
ILYB I Love You Both
ILYF I’ll Love You Forever
ILYG I Love You Guys/Girls
ILYK I’ll Let You Know
ILYL I Love You Lots
ILYLAS I Love You Like A Sister
ILYLT I Love You Long Time
ILYM I Love You More
ILYSDM I Love You So Damn Much
ILYSM I Love You So Much
ILYSMB I Love You So Much Baby
ILYSMM I Love You So Much More
ILYT I Love You Too
ILYTB I Love You To Bits
ILYVM I Love You Very Much
ILYWAMH I Love You With All My Heart
IM Instant Message
IMAHO In My Absolutely Honest Opinion
IMAO In My Arrogant Opinion
IMAP Internet Message Access Protocol
IMBO In My Biased Opinion
IMCO In My Considered Opinion
IMD In My Defence
IMDB Internet Movie Database
IME In My Experience
IMEO In My Educated Opinion
IMF International Monetary Fund
IMH In My Head
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMK In My Knowledge
IMMAO In My Most Arrogant Opinion
IMMD It Made My Day
IMML It Made Me Laugh
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IMOO In My Own Opinion
IMP It’s My Pleasure
IMPO In My Personal Opinion
IMR I Mean, Really
IMS Irritable Male Syndrome
IMSMR If Memory Serves Me Right
IMU I Miss You
IMUSM I Miss You So Much
IMVU Instant Messaging Virtual Universe
IMWTK Inquiring Minds Want To Know
IMY I Miss You
IMYA I Miss You Already
IMYM I Miss You More
IMYSM I Miss You So Much
IMYT I Miss You Too
INAH I Need A Hug
INB I’m Not Bothered
INBD It’s No Big Deal
INCYDK In Case You Didn’t Know
INPO In No Particular Order
INRS It’s Not Rocket Science
INS I’m Not Sure
INTK I Need To Know
INTP Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving (personality type indicator)
INVU I Envy You
INWLY I Never Wanna Lose You
INY I Need You
IOAB I’m On A Boat
IOC International Olympic Committee
IOH I’m Outta Here
IOI Indication of Interest I’m Over It
IOIC If Only I Could
IOKIYAR It’s Okay If You’re A Republican
IOM Isle Of Man
IOMW I’m On My Way
ION In Other News
IOU I Owe You
IOW In Other Words
IOYK If Only You Knew
IP Internet Protocol Intellectual Property
IPA India Pale Ale Internet Protocol Address
IPC Ignore Post Count
IPO Initial Public Offering
IQ Intelligence Quotient
IR Infrared Injured Reserve
IRA Irish Republican Army
IRAH Insert Relevant Acronym Here
IRC Internet Relay Chat
IRDC I Really Don’t Care
IRDK I Really Don’t Know
IRL In Real Life
IRLY I Really Like You
IRMC I Rest My Case
IRS Internal Revenue Service
ISB I’m So Bored
ISBN International Standard Book Number
ISDK I Simply Don’t Know
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network
ISHK I Should Have Known
ISLY I Still Love You
ISO In Search Of
ISP Internet Service Provider
ISS International Space Station I’m So Sorry
ISSN International Standard Serial Number
ISTATOY I Saw This And Thought Of You
ISTG I Swear To God
ISTM It Seems To Me
ISTR I Seem To Recall
ISWYDT I See What You Did There
ISWYM I See What You Mean
IT Information Technology
ITA I Totally Agree
ITAI I’ll Think About It
ITALY I Trust And Love You
ITC In This Channel In That Case
ITF In The Future
ITG In The Groove
ITIAILWY I Think I Am In Love With You
ITIKY I Think I Know You
ITILU I Think I Love You
ITILY I Think I Love You
ITK In The Know
ITM In the Mouth
ITMA It’s That Man Again
ITN I Think Not
ITO In Terms Of
ITOY I’m Thinking Of You
ITP Inside The Perimeter
ITS I Think/Thought So
ITSO In The Style Of
ITT In This Thread
ITTET In These Tough Economic Times
ITV Independent TV (UK)
ITWYM Is That What You Mean?
ITYF I Think You’ll Find
ITYL I’ll Tell You Later
ITYM I Think You Mean
ITYS I Told You So
IVF In Vitro Fertilization
IWALY I Will Always Love You
IWBB I Will Be Back
IWC Internet Wrestling Community
IWHI I Would Hit It
IWID It’s What I Do
IWIK I Wish I Knew
IWIWT I Wish I Were There
IWM It Wasn’t Me
IWOOT I Want One Of Those
IWTD I Want To Die
IWY I Want You
IYAM If You Ask Me
IYBTYBA If You Believe That, You’ll Believe Anything
IYD In Your Dreams
IYDK If You Didn’t Know
IYDM If You Don’t Mind
IYF In Your Face
IYGM If You Get Me
IYH In Your Head
IYKWIM If You Know What I Mean
IYL If You’re Lucky It’s Your Life
IYO In Your Opinion
IYSS If You Say So
IYSWIM If You See What I Mean
IYTT If You Think That
IYW If You Want/Will
IYWW If You Were Wondering

Text Abbreviations (J)

Acronym Meaning
J Joking
JAF Just A Friend
JAFA Just Another F***ing Aucklander
JAPAN Just Always Pray At Night
JAS Just A Second
JAT Just A Thought
JATQ Just Answer The Question
JB Jail Bait Jonas Brothers
JBH Just Being Honest
JBT Jack-Booted Thug
JBU Just Between Us
JBY Just Be Yourself
JC Jesus Christ Just Curious Just Chilling
JCB J C Bamford (excavator manufacturer)
JD Jack Daniel’s
JDI Just Do It
JDLR Just Doesn’t Look Right
JDM Japanese Domestic Market
JFF Just For Fun
JFK John Fitzgerald Kennedy New York airport Just For Kicks
JFN Just For Now
JFT Just For Today
JFTR Just For The Record
JFY Just For You
JFYI Just For Your Information
JG Juicy Gossip
JGB Just Got Back
JGH Just Got Home
JGI Just Google It
JGL Just Get Lost
JHC Jesus H Christ
JHP Jacketed Hollow Point (bullet)
JIC Just In Case
JICYDK Just In Case You Didn’t Know
JJ Just Joking
JK Just Kidding
JKD Jeet Kune Do (Martial Art)
JLMK Just Let Me Know
JLS Jack the Lad Swing (band)
JLT Just like that
JLUK Just Letting You Know
JLY Jesus Loves You
JLYK Just Letting You Know
JM Just Messing
JMA Just Messing Around
JMHO Just My Humble Opinion
JML Just My Luck
JMO Just My Opinion
JMS Just Making Sure
JMT Just My Thoughts
JN Just Now
JOOC Just Out Of Curiosity
JP Just Playin’
JPA Just Playing Around
JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group Image file format
JROTC Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
JRPG Japanese Role Playing Game
JS Just Saying
JSMN Just Shoot Me Now
JSP Java Server Pages
JSU Just Shut Up
JSYK Just So You Know
JTB Just Too Bad
JTC Join The Club
JTLYK Just To Let You Know
JTOL Just Thinking Out Loud
JTOY Just Thinking Of You
JTTY Just To Tell You
JTUSK Just Thought You Should Know
JUAD Jumping Up And Down
JV Junior Varsity, amateur
JW Just Wondering
JWAS Just Wait And See
JWD Job Well Done
JWG Just a Wild Guess
JWTK Just Wanted To Know
JWTLYK Just Wanted To Let You Know
JWU Just Woke Up
JWW Just Was Wondering

Text Abbreviations (K)

Acronym Meaning
KAFM Keep Away From Me
KCACO Keep Calm And Carry On
KCCO Keep Calm and Chive On
KD Kraft Dinner
KDR Kill/Death Ratio
KF Kinda Funny
KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken
KGB Russian secret police
KH Kingdom Hearts ( )
KHYF Know How You Feel
KIA Killed In Action Know It All
KICKS Shoes Thrills
KIG Keep It Gangsta
KIM Keep It Moving
KIO Knock it off
KIP Sleep Bed
KIR Keepin’ It Real
KIRF Keeping It Real Fake
KIS Keep It Simple
KISA Knight In Shining Armour
KISS Keep It Simple, Stupid
KIT Keep In Touch
KIU Keep It Up
KIV Keep In View
KKK Ku Klux Klan
KKKK Korean LOL
KM Keep Mum
KMFC Keeping My Fingers Crossed
KML Killing Myself Laughing
KMN Kill Me Now
KMP Keep Me Posted
KMT Kiss My Teeth
KMU Keep Me Updated
KOD Kiss Of Death
KOS Kill On Sight
KOTC Kiss On The Cheek
KOTH King of the Hill (game)
KOTL Kiss On The Lips
KOTOR Knights Of The Old Republic (Game)
KP Korean Pride
KPC Keep Parents Clueless
KPG Keep the Party Going
KPI Key Performance Indicator
KR Kind Regards
KRO Keep Right On
KS Kill Steal
KTBFFH Keep The Blue Flag Flying High! (Chelsea FC Moto)
KTBSPA Keep The Backstreet Pride Alive
KTF Keep The Faith
KWIM Know What I Mean?
KWIS Know What I’m Saying?
KYFC Keep Your Fingers Crossed
KYO Knock Yourself Out
KYP Keep You Posted

Text Abbreviations (L)

Acronym Meaning
LAFS Love At First Sight
LAK Love And Kisses
LAL Laughing A Lot/Little
LALB Laughing A Little Bit
LAM Leave A Message Run
LAMN Look At Me Now
LAN Local Area Network
LAPD Los Angeles Police Department
LARP Live Action Role Play
LART Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool
LASER Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
LAT Living Apart Together
LATM Laughing At The Moment
LBC Long Beach, California
LBD Little Black Dress
LBDN Look Busy Doing Nothing
LBH Let’s Be Honest Loser Back Home
LBM Little Big Man
LBNL Last But Not Least
LBR Loser Beyond Repair
LBRS Lower Blackrock Spire ( )
LBVS Laughing But Very Serious
LBW Leg Before Wicket (cricket)
LC Lower Case
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LCTS Let’s Change The Subject
LD Link Dead (Disconnection From Internet)
LDA Long Distance Affair
LDH Long Distance Hug
LDI Let’s Do It
LDL Long Distance Lover
LDO Like Duh, Obviously
LDR Long Distance Relationship
LDS Latter Day Saint
LE Limited Edition Law Enforcement
LEC Local Exchange Carrier
LED Light Emiting Diode
LEO Law Enforcement Officer
LEV Low Emission Vehicle
LF Looking For
LF1M Looking For One More
LFDY Live Fast, Die Young
LFG Looking For Group
LFM Looking For More
LFMF Learn From My Fail
LFP Looking For Party (in  )
LFTI Looking Forward To It
LFTSU Look Forward To Seeing You
LFW Looking For Work
LG Little Girl
LGBTQ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Questioning
LGD Let’s Get Drunk
LGFB Looks Good From Behind
LGMH Love Gives Me Hope
LGO Life Goes On
LGT Link Goes To …
LGTM Looks Good To Me
LH Living Hell
LHH Laughing Hella Hard
LHK Love, Hugs and Kisses
LHM Lord Have Mercy Lord Help Me
LHYW Like Hell You Will
LI Laughing Inside
LIFO Last In First Out
LIG Let It Go
LIH Laugh In Head
LIHOP Let It Happen On Purpose
LIITA Love Is In The Air
LILABOC Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates
LIMB Laughing In My Brain
LIMH Laughing In My Head
LIMM Laughing In My Mind
LIRL Laughing In Real Life
LIS Laughing In Silence
LITS Life Is Too Short
LIU Look It Up
LJBF Let’s Just Be Friends
LL Laugh Loudly, LOL
LLAP Live Long and Prosper
LLC Limited Liability Company Laughing Like Crazy
LLH Laughing Like Hell
LLL Loony Liberal Left
LLTTF Living Life To The Fullest
LM Loud Mouth
LMA Leave Me Alone
LMAD Let’s Make A Deal
LMAM Leave Me A Message
LMAP Leave Me Alone Please
LMC Let Me Check
LMCO Laughing My Cats Off
LMG Light Machine Gun
LMGTFY Let Me Google That For You
LMHO Laughing My Head Off
LMIRL Let’s Meet In Real Life
LMK Let Me Know
LML Love My Life
LMPO Laughing My Pants Off
LMR Last Minute Resistance
LMS Like My Status Last Man Standing
LMSO Laughing My Socks Off
LMT Let Me Think
LMTAL Let Me Take A Look
LNF Life’s Not Fair
LNIB Like New In Box
LNT Leave No Trace
LOA Leave of Absence
LOL Laughing Out Loud
LOLAK Lots Of Love And Kisses
LOLL Laugh Out Loud Literally
LOLOL Lots Of Laughing Out Loud
LOLV Lots Of Love
LOMB Lying On My Bed
LOML Love Of My Life
LOMO Lights Out, Missionary Only
LOOL Laughing Outlandishly Out Loud
LOQ Laugh Out Quietly
LORL Laugh Out Really Loud
LOS Line Of Site
LOTD Link Of The Day
LOTI Laughing On The Inside
LOTR Lord of the Rings
LOTRO Lord Of The Rings Online ( )
LOVL Laughing Out Very Loud
LOYOL Live Out Your Own Life
LOZ Legend of Zelda
LP Long Play (record)
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LPT Life Pro Tip
LQI Laughing Quietly Inside
LQL Laughing Quite Loudly
LQTM Laughing Quietly To Myself
LQTMS Laughing Quietly To Myself
LQTY Laughing Quietly To Yourself
LRF Low Resolution Fox
LRG Lifted Research Group (clothing)
LRL Laughing Really Loud
LSAT Law School Admission Test
LSE London School of Economics Low Self-Esteem
LSH Laughing So Hard
LSHIC Laughing So Hard I’m Crying
LSHIDMT Laughing So Hard I Drop My Taco
LSHMBH Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts
LSI Limited Social Interaction
LSMFT Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco
LSMIH Laughing So Much It Hurts
LSP Love Sick Puppy
LSS Last Song Syndrome
LSTM Laughing Silently To Myself
LTA Love To All
LTB Looking To Buy
LTD Live/Living The Dream
LTG Learn To Google
LTH Love Truth Honor
LTIC Laugh Til I Cry
LTL Living The Life
LTM Laughing To Myself
LTMA Less Talk, More Action
LTMQ Laughing To Myself Quietly
LTMS Laughing To Myself
LTNC Long Time No Chat
LTNS Long Time No See
LTNT Long Time No Talk
LTP Lost The Plot
LTR Long term relationship
LTS Laugh To Self
LTY Laugh To Yourself
LUI Living Under the Infuence
LUL Lame Uncomfortable Laugh
LULAB Love You Like A Brother
LULAS Love You Like A Sister
LV Louis Vuitton Las Vegas Level
LW Lucky Win
LWICD Look What I Can Do
LWKM Laugh Wan Kill Me ( )
LWKMD Laugh Wan Kill Me Die
LWM Laugh With Me
LWP Laughing With Passion
LWT Look Who’s Talking
LWWY Live While We’re Young
LY Love You
LYA Love You Always
LYAAF Love You As A Friend Love You Always And Forever
LYB Love You, Bye
LYF Love You Forever
LYK Let you know
LYL Love You Lots
LYLAB Love You Like A Brother
LYLAF Love You Like A Friend
LYLAS Love You Like A Sister
LYLC Love You Like Crazy
LYLMB Love You Like My Brother
LYLT Love You Long Time
LYM Love You More
LYMI Love You, Mean It
LYMY Love You, Miss You
LYMYWY Love You, Miss You, Want You
LYR Love You Really
LYSM Love You So Much
LYT Love You Too
LYTD Love You To Death
LZ Landing Zone

Text Abbreviations (M)

Acronym Meaning
MA Mom alert Master of Arts
MAAB Male-Assigned At Birth
MAC Media Access Control Macintosh
MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving
MAPOTI Most Annoying People On The Internet
MAS Mildly Amused Smirk
MAW Might As Well
MAWOY May Angels Watch Over You
MBA Masters of Business Association Married But Available
MBD My Bad Dudes
MBF My Best Friend
MBFAM My Brother From Another Mother
MBM Married Black Male
MBN Must Be Nice
MBO Must Be Off Management Buy-Out
MBPS MegaBits/Bytes Per Second
MBR Master Boot Record
MBT Masai Barefoot Technology (trainers)
MBW Married Black Woman
MC Master of Ceremonies
MCL Much Clown Love
MCM Man Crush Monday
MCP Male Chauvanist Pig
MCR My Chemical Romance (band)
MCW Man Crush Wednesday
MDF Medium Density Fiberboard
MDK Murder Death Kill
MDR Mort De Rire (  in French)
MDW Memorial Day Weekend
MEGO My Eyes Glazed Over
MFC Mildly Fat Chick Microsoft Foundation Classes
MFEO Made For Each Other
MFG Mit Freundlichen Gruessen (German)
MFL Marked For Later
MFW My Face When …
MGBY May God Bless You
MGD Miller Genuine Draft
MGK Machine Gun Kelly
MGM Male Genital Mutilation
MGMT The Management (band)
MGO Metal Gear Online (game)
MGS Metal Gear Solid (game)
MH Map Hack
MHBFY My Heart Bleeds For You
MHO My Honest Opinion
MHOTY My Hat’s Off To You
MHR Many Happy Returns
MI6 Military Intelligence Service 6
MIA Missing In Action
MIB Men In Black Mint In Box
MIDI Musical Instrument Digital Interface
MIGA Make It Go Away
MIH Make It Happen
MIHOP Made It Happen on Purpose
MIL Mother In Law
MIMO Multiple Input Multiple Output
MIP Minor In Possession
MIPS Million Instructions Per Second
MIRL Meet In Real Life
MISB Mint (condition) In Sealed Box
MISO My Internet Shut Off
MJ Michael Jackson Michael Jordan Marijuana
MLAS My Lips Are Sealed
MLB Major League Baseball
MLG Major League Gaming
MLIA My Life Is Average
MLIB My Life Is Bro
MLIG My Life Is Great/Good
MLIM My Life Is Magic
MLM Multi-Level Marketing Middle finger (mlm)
MLP My Little Pony
MLS My Life Sucks
MLTR Multiple Long Term Relationships
MLYP Much Like Your Post
MM Married Man
MM2 Message Mode 2 ( )
MMA Meet Me At…
MMAMP Meet Me At My Place
MMAO Make Me An Offer
MMC MultiMedia Card
MMD Make My Day
MMH Meet Me Halfway
MMI Me Myself and I
MML Made Me Laugh
MMOFPS Massively Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter
MMORPG Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game
MMS Multimedia Messaging Service
MMT Makes Me Think
MMV Mileage May Vary
MNC Mobile Network Code
MNF Monday Night Football
MNT Maybe Next Time
MO Modus Operandi (method of operation)
MOAB Mother of All Bombs Massive Ordnance Air Blast
MOAM Man On A Mission
MOAS Mother Of All Secrets
MOBA Multiplayer Online Battle Arena
MOC Marriage Of Convenience My Own Creation
MOH My Other Half
MOL More Or Less
MOO Matter of Opinion My Own Opinion
MOPO Master Of the Painfully Obvious
MOQ Minimum Order Quantity
MOS Mom Over Shoulder
MOT Ministry Of Transport test for car safety
MOTB Mother Of The Bride
MOTD Message Of The Day Match Of The Day
MOTKU Master Of The Known Universe
MOTO Master Of The Obvious
MOTWYW Make Of That What You Will
MOU Memorandum Of Understanding
MP Military Police Member of Parliament
MPA Music Publishers’ Association
MPAA Motion Picture Assosciation of America
MPE My Point Exactly
MPEG Moving Picture Experts Group Audio/visual file format
MPG Miles Per Gallon
MPH Miles Per Hour
MPO My Personal Opinion
MPOG Multiplayer Online Game
MPUA Master Pick Up Artist
MPV Multi-Purpose Vehicle
MR Mentally Retarded
MRE Meal, Ready to Eat
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRP Manufacturer’s Recommended Price
MRW My Reaction When…
MSDN Microsoft Developer Network
MSDOS Microsoft Disk Operating System
MS-DOS Microsoft Disk Operating System
MSF Male Seeking Female
MSFAM My Sister From Another Mister
MSG Message Monosodium Glutamate
MSI Mindless Self Indulgence (band)
MSM Mainstream Media
MSRP Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price
MST Mystery Science Theater
MTA More Than Anything
MTBF Mean Time Between Failures (reliability)
MTBMW May The Best Man Win
MTC More To Come
MTD Month To Date
MTE My Thoughts Exactly
MTF Male To Female
MTFBWY May The Force Be With You
MTG Magic: The Gathering (game)
MTLBWY May The Lord Be With You
MTO Media Take Out (gossip website)
MTUK More Than You Know
MTV Music Television
MTW Mum’s the Word
MTYK More Than You Know
MU Multi User
MUA Make-Up Alley (website)
MUD Multi-User Dungeon,
MUNG Mash Until No Good
MVA Motor Vehicle Accident
MVP Most Valuable Player
MW2 Modern Warfare 2 (game)
MW3 Modern Warfare 3 (game)
MWC Married With Children
MWF Married White Female
MWI Mad With It (drunk)
MWM Married White Male
MWPP Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs (Harry Potter)
MY Miss You
MYB Mind Your Business
MYCH Maybe You Can Help
MYF Miss Your  Face
MYGGWY May Your God Go With You
MYL Miss You Loads
MYMP Make Your Mama Proud
MYOB Mind Your Own Business
MYODB Mind Your Own Damn Business
MYSM Miss You So Much
MYT Meet You There

Text Abbreviations (N)

Acronym Meaning
NA Not Available Not Applicable Not Announced
NAA Not At All
NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
NABD Not A Big Deal
NAC Not A Chance Not A Chain (letter)
NAGL Not A Good Look
NAK Nursing At Keyboard
NAL Need A Life
NALGAS Buttocks
NALGO Not A Lot Going On
NALOPKT Not A Lot Of People Know That.
NAMBLA North American Man/Boy Love Association
NAP Not A Problem
NARP Non-Athletic Regular Person
NARU Not A Registered User
NAS Network Attached Storage
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASCAR National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
NASDAQ National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation
NASL Name, Age, Sex, Location
NATM Not At The Moment
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization No Action Talk Only
NATTY Natural Light beer Smart, good, cool
NB Not Bad Nota Bene (Latin for please note)
NBA National Basketball Association
NBB Never Been Better
NBC National Broadcasting Company
NBD No Big Deal
NBF New Best Friend
NBG Nasty But Good
NBIF No Basis In Fact
NBK Natural Born Killers Never Been Kissed
NBM Nil By Mouth Not Before Midnight
NBSB No Boyfriend Since Birth
NBT Nothing But Trouble
NBTD Nothing Better To Do
NBTW Now Back To Work
NC No Comment No Choice
NC-17 No Children under 17 (movie rating)
NCAA National Collegiate Athletic Association
NCB Never Coming Back
NCIS Naval Criminal Investigative Service (TV show)
NCMO Non-Committal Make Out
NCNR Non-Cancelable, Non-Returnable
NCNS No Call, No Show
NCO Non-Commissioned Officer
NDA Non-Disclosure Agreement
NDE Near Death Experience
NDI Neither Do I
NDP New Democratic Party
NDR Non-Delivery Report/Receipt
NDS Nintendo DS
NEA National Education Association
NED Non-Educated Delinquent
NEDM Not Even Doom Music
NEET Not in Education, Employment or Training
NEGL Not Even Gonna Lie
NEGU Never Ever Give Up
NEI Not Enough Information
NER Non-Existent Relationship
NF Not Funny
NFA No Further Action
NFAA Not Funny At All
NFI No Freakin Idea
NFL National Football League
NFM No Further Message
NFN Normal For Norfolk
NFS Not For Sale
NFSW Not For Showing Wife
NFT No Further Text
NFY Not Fixed Yet
NFZ No Fly Zone
NG No Good
NGH Not Gonna Happen
NGL Not Gonna Lie
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
NGU Never Give Up
NGUNS Never Give Up, Never Surrender
NH Nice hand (poker slang)
NHB No Holding Back No Holds Barred
NHD No Harm Done
NHF No Hard Feelings
NHFT Not Here For That
NHL National Hockey League
NHN Not Here Now
NHOI Never Heard Of It
NHS National Health Service
NHTB Never Heard That Before
NI No Idea
NIAMY Never In A Million Years
NIB New In Box
NIC Network Interface Card
NICE National Institute of Clinical Excellence
NICU Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
NID Never In Doubt
NIK Now I Know
NIMBY Not In My Back Yard
NIML Never In My Life Not In My Lifetime
NIN Nine Inch Nails
NISM Need I Say More?
NITM Not In The Mood
NITW Not In That Way
NJ Not Joking Nice Job
NJPW New Japan Pro Wrestling
NK No Kidding Not Known
NKA No Known Allergies
NKOTB New Kid On The Block
NKZ No Kill Zone
NLA No Longer Available
NLI Not Logged In
NLM No Laughing Matter
NLT No later than…
NLYG Never Let You Go
NM Never Mind Nothing Much No Message
NME New Musical Express (magazine)
NMF Not My Fault
NMG No Mames Guey (OMG)
NMH Nodding My Head
NMHJC Not Much Happening Just Chilling
NMI Need More Info
NMJ Not My Job
NMJC Not Much Just Chat
NMJCU Not Much, Just Chillin’, U?
NMN No Middle Name
NMO Not My Opinion
NMP Not My Problem
NMR Not My Responsibility
NMS Not My Style
NMT Not My Type
NMU Not Much, You?
NMW No Matter What
NMWH No Matter What Happens
NMY Nice Meeting You
NN Night Night No Need Not Nice
NNITO Not Necessarily In That Order
NNTO No Need To Open
NNTP Network News Transfer Protocol
NNTR No Need To Reply
NOC No One Cares
NOI No Offense Intended
NOK Not Okay No One Knows
NOKD Not Our Kind, Dear
NOLY No One Likes You
NOM No Offence Meant
NOMB None Of My Business
NOS New Old Stock
NOTA None Of The Above
NOTB None Of Their Business
NOTW Not Of This World
NOYB None Of Your Business
NOYDB None Of Your Damn Business
NP No Problem
NPAA No Problem At All
NPC Non Player Character ( )
NPI No Pun Intended
NPNT No Picture, No Talk
NPO Never Pull Out
NPR National Public Radio No Purchase Required
NPW No Problem Whatsoever
NPZ No Problems
NQAT No Question About That
NQR Not Quite Right
NR No Reply No Reserve
NRA National Rifle Association
NRE New Relationship Energy
NRFB Never Removed From Box
NRI Non-Resident Indian Non-Repairable Item
NRL National Rugby League
NRN No Reply Necessary
NSA No Strings Attached
NSAW Not Saying A Word
NSD Never Say Die
NSF Not Sufficient Funds Not So Fast
NSFA Not Safe For Anyone
NSFL Not Safe For Life
NSFTBC Not Sorry For The Broadcast
NSFV Not Safe for Viewing/Vegetarians/Vegans
NSFW Not Safe For Work
NSM Not So Much
NSN Not So Nice
NSPCC National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children
NSW New South Wales
NT No Thanks
NTB Not That Bothered Not Too Bad
NTBCW Not To Be Confused With
NTD Nothing To Do
NTFS New Technology File System
NTK Need To Know
NTL NeverTheLess
NTM Not Too Much Nothing Much
NTMY Nice To Meet You
NTN No Thanks Needed
NTR Nothing To Report
NTS Nothing To Say Note To Self
NTSC National Television System Committee video standard
NTSH Nothing To See Here
NTT Name That Tune Not Touching That!
NTTAWWT Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That
NTTU Not Talking To You
NTW Not To Worry
NTWF Neopian Times Writers Forum
NTY No Thank You
NUS National Union of Students
NVMS No Visible Means of Support
NVN Not Very Nice
NVNG Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained
NW No Way
NWIH No Way In Hell
NWIM Not What I Mean
NWJ No Way Jose
NWLY Never Wanna Lose You
NWM No Worries Mate
NWNC No Woman, No Cry
NWO New World Order
NWOT New Without Tags (eBay)
NWS Not Work Safe – for messages/sites containing adult content
NWT New With Tags
NY New York
NYB Not Your Business
NYC New York City
NYD New Year’s Day
NYE New Years Eve
NYF Not Your Fault
NYI Not Yet Implemented
NYK Not Yet Known Now You Know
NYOB Not Your Own Business
NYP Not Your Problem
NYPD New York Police Department
NYSE New York Stock Exchange
NYT Not Your Type New York Times
NYU New York University

Text Abbreviations (O)

Acronym Meaning
OA Over Acting Over Achiever
OAN On Another Note
OAO Over And Out
OAP Old Age Pensioner
OATUS On A Totally Unrelated Subject
OAUS On An Unrelated Subject
OB Oh, Brother
OBBY Oh, Baby
OBE Overcome By Events Out of Body Experience Order of the British Empire
OBHWF One Big Happy Weasely Family
OBO Or Best Offer
OBQ Oh, Be Quiet
OBTW Oh, By The Way
OBX Outer Banks North Carolina
OC Of Course Original Character Orange County
OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCN Of Course Not
OCO Oh, Come On
OCR Optical Character Recognition
OCT On Company Time
ODAAT One Day At  A Time
ODF Own Damn Fault
ODG Oh Dear God
ODL Oh Dear Lord
ODST Orbital Drop Shock Trooper (Gaming)
ODT On Dis Ting
OE Outlook Express Operator Error
OED Oxford English Dictionary
OEM Original Equipment Manufacurer
OFAY Offensive term for a white person
OFGS Oh, For God’s Sake
OFH Old Folks’ Home
OFOC Overwhelming Feelings of Concern
OFWGKTA Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (rappers)
OG Original Gangster Old Git
OGIM Oh God It’s Monday
OGK Only God Knows
OGN Online Gaming Network
OH Other Half
OHAC Own House And Car
OHIM Oh Hell, It’s Monday
OHKO One Hit Knock Out
OHN Oh Hell, No!
OHS Operator Head Space
OHT One Handed Typing
OHW One Hit Wonder
OJ Only Joking
OJD Obsessive Jonas (Brothers) Disorder
OJT On Job Training
OLED Organic Light-Emitting Diode
OLLG One Less Lonely Girl
OLOY Only Losers Obey Yolo
OLTL One Life To Live
OM Old Man
OMA Oh My Allah
OMB On My Break
OMD Oh My Days
OMDB Over My Dead Body
OMFSM Oh My Flying Spaghetti Monster
OMFUG Other Music Found UnderGround
OMG Oh My God
OMGA Oh My Giddy Aunt
OMGD Oh My God Dude
OMGNA Oh My Gosh, Not Again
OMJ Oh My Jonas ( )
OMJC Oh My Jesus Christ
OML Oh My Lord
OMS Oh My Science
OMSJ Oh My Sweet Jesus!
OMT One More Thing
OMW On My Way
OMWH On My Way Home
OMZ Oh My Zeus
ONM Oh, Never Mind
ONNA Oh No, Not Again
ONNTA Oh No, Not This Again
ONO Or Nearest Offer
ONS One Night Stand
ONTD Oh No They Didn’t
ONYD Oh No You Didn’t
OOA Out Of Ammo
OOAK One Of A Kind
OOBE Out Of Body Experience
OOC Out Of Control/Character/Context
OOF Out Of Office
OOH Out Of Here
OOI Out Of Interest
OOM Out Of Mana ( )
OOMF One Of My Friends/Followers
OOML Out Of My League
OOMM Out Of My Mind
OOO Out Of Office
OOP Out Of Place
OOS Out Of Style
OOSOOM Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
OOT Out Of Town
OOTB Out Of The Box
OOTC Obligatory On-Topic Comment
OOTD Offer Of The Day Outfit Of The Day
OOTO Out Of The Office
OOTW Out Of This World
OOYL Out Of Your League
OOYM Out Of Your Mind
OP Original Poster
OPB Other People’s Business
OPK Other People’s Kids
OPM Other People’s Money
OPPS Misspelling of ‘oops’
OSFA One Size Fits All
OSLT Or Something Like That
OSO Other Significant Other
OSS Open Source Software
OST Original Sound Track
OT Off Topic
OTA Over The Air
OTB Off The boat
OTC Over The Counter
OTD On The Dot Out The Door
OTE Over The Edge
OTF Off Topic Forum
OTFL On The Floor Laughing
OTG On The Go Off The Ground
OTH Off The Hook
OTK Over The Knee
OTLTA One Thing Led To Another
OTM Of The Moment One Track Mind
OTN On That Note
OTO One Time Only
OTOH On The Other Hand
OTOOH On The Other Other Hand
OTP One True Pairing
OTR On The Run
OTS On The Side
OTT Over The Top
OTTH On The Third Hand
OTTOMH Off The Top Of My Head
OTW On The Way
OTW On The Whole
OTY Over To You
OU Open University
OUAT Once Upon A Time
OUO Official Use Only
OVA Original Video Animation
OVNO Or Very Near Offer
OWK Other World Kingdom
OWNM Oh Well, Never Mind
OWOA One Way Or Another
OWS Occupy Wall Street
OWTTE Or Words To That Effect
OY Oh Yeah
OYB On Your Bike
OYG Oh Your God
OYO On Your Own

Text Abbreviations (P)

Acronym Meaning
PA Personal Assistant
PABX Private Automatic Branch Exchange
PAN Personal Area Network
PATD Panic At The Disco (band)
PATT Party All The Time
PAYE Pay As You Earn
PAYG Pay As You Go
PB Personal Best
PBB Pirate Bulletin Board
PBJ Peanut Butter and Jelly
PBN Paintball Nation
PBP Please Be Patient
PBQ Please Be Quiet
PBR Pabst Blue Ribbon (beer)
PBS Public Broadcasting Service
PBUH Peace Be Upon Him
PBWY Peace Be With You
PC Politically Correct Personal Computer
PCB Printed Circuit Board  Please Come Back
PCI Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCM Please Call Me
PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
PCMIA Personal Computer Manufacturer Interface Adaptor
PCMR PC Master Race
PD Public Domain
PDA Personal Digital Assistant
PDBAZ Please Don’t Be A Zombie
PDEA Public Display of Elderly Affection
PDF Portable Document Format
PDG Pretty Damn Good
PDOA Public Display Of Affection
PDP Pretty Darn Precious
PDQ Pretty Damn Quick
PDT Pacific Daylight Time
PE Physical Education
PEBCAC Problem Exists Between Chair And Computer
PEBCAK Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard
PEBKAC Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair
PEMDAS Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiply, Divide, Add, Subtract
PEWS Post Election Withdrawal Syndrome
PFA Please Find Attached
PFB Please Find Below
PFC Private First Class
PFP Picture For Proof
PG Parental Guidance
PGA Professional Golfers’ Association
PGDA Pretty Goddamn Awesome
PGP Pretty Good Privacy (encryption)
PHAT Pretty Hot And Tempting
PHB Pointy-Haired Boss (from Dilbert)
PIBE Play It By Ear
PIC Picture Partner In Crime
PICNIC Problem In Chair Not In Computer
PIMPL Pee In My Pants Laughing
PIN Personal Identification Number
PIPA Protect IP Act
PIQ Person In Question
PIR Parent In Room
PITME Peace In the Middle East
PITR Parent In The Room
PIU Pump It Up
PK Player Kill ( )
PKB Pot, Kettle, Black
PKI Public Key Infrastructure
PKIT Please Keep In Touch
PLA People’s Liberation Army
PLC Public Limited Company
PLD Poor Life Decision
PLH Peace, Love and Happiness
PLI Potential Love Interest
PLL Pretty Little Liar
PLMA Please Leave Me Alone
PLMK Please Let Me Know
PLOS Parents Looking Over Shoulder
PLP People Lazily Procrastinating
PLR Private Label Rights
PLRN Please Leave Right Now
PLU People Like Us
PLUR Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect
PM Private Message Post Meridiem (afternoon)
PMA Positive Mental Attitude
PMB Private Message Box
PMC Post Meal Cigarette
PMD Put Me Down
PMF Pardon My French
PMFJI Pardon Me For Jumping In
PMIGBOM Put Mind In Gear, Before Opening Mouth!
PMJI Pardon My Jumping In
PMT Pre-Menstrual Tension
PMYMHMMFSWGAD Pardon Me, You Must Have Mistaken Me For Someone Who Gives A Damn
PNC Point and Click Partner in Crime
PNL Peace And Love
PNP Party and Play
PNR Passenger Name Record
PNW Pacific North West
POA Plan Of Action
POD Passed Out Drunk
POF Plenty of Fish  (dating site)
POI Point(s) Of Interest
POIDH Pics Or It Didn’t Happen
POMO Permanent Open Market Operations Post Modern A Group Of Native American People In California
PONR Point Of No Return
POTC Pirates Of The Carribean
POTD Post Of The Day
POTO Phantom Of The Opera
POTS Parents Over The Shoulder (parents watching, I can’t really talk)
POTUS President of the United States
POTW Patient of the Week (House M.D.)
POTY Post Of The Year
POV Point Of View
POW Prisioner of War
PPB Parts Per Billion
PPC Pay Per Click
PPD Post Potter Depression
PPM Parts Per Million
PPPW Per Person, Per Week
PPS Post-Post Script
PPU Please Pick Up
PPV Pay Per View
PQ Party Quest (game)
PR Public Relations
PRC People’s Republic of China
PS PhotoShop Play Station Post Script
PS & QS Pints and Quarts Please and Thank Yous
PS2 Play Station 2
PS3 Play Station 3
PS4 PlayStation 4
PSA Publice Service Announcement
PSB Please See Below
PSH Dismissive expression
PSI Pounds per Square Inch (pressure) Greek letter
PSM Personal Short Message
PSN Playstation Network
PSP PlayStation Portable
PSR Pretty Standard, Really
PST Please Send Tell Pacific Standard Time
PSTN Public Switched Telephone Network
PSU Power Supply Unit
PT Phantasy Tour Physical Training
PTB Powers That Be Pass The Buck Please Text Back
PTC Popping The Collar
PTI Pardon The Interruption
PTL Praise The Lord
PTM Please Tell Me
PTO Paid Time Off
PTP Pay To Play Peer To Peer
PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTT Push-To-Talk
PTW Play To Win Professional Time Waster
PTZ Pan-Tilt-Zoom
PUA Pick Up Artist
PUG Pick Up Group
PUV Public Utility Vehicle
PV Promotional Video
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride, vinyl
PVE Player versus Environment ( )
PVM Player Versus Monster
PVP Player v Player
PVR Personal Video Recorder
PWOR Proceeding With Orders Recieved
PWOS Parents Watching Over Shoulder
PWT Poor White Trash
PX Post Exchange Part Exchange
PYP Play Your Position
PYT Pretty Young Thing

Text Abbreviations (Q)

Acronym Meaning
QA Quality Assurance Question and Answer
QANTAS Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service
QAP Quick As Possible Quickly As Possible
QB Quarter Back
QC Quality Control
QED Quod Erat Demonstrandum (it has been proved)
QFE Quoted For Emphasis
QFMT Quoted For More Truth
QFP Quoted For Posterity
QFT Quoted For Truth
QI Quite Interesting
QL Quite Laughing
QNO Quiet Night Out
QOL Quality Of Life
QOS Quantam Of Solace
QOTD Quote Of The Day
QOTSA Queens Of The Stone Age (Band)
QP Quarter Pound (of weed)
QQ4U Quick Question For You
QS Quick Scope
QVC Quality Value Convenience (shopping channel)

Text Abbreviations (R)

Acronym Meaning
R5 Region 5 (DVD region)
RA Resident Advisor Resident Assistant
RAC Rock Against Communism
RAK Random Act of Kindness
RAM Random Access Memory
RAOK Random Act Of Kindness
RAS Remote Access Server
RATM Rage Against the Machine (band)
RAWL Roll Around While Laughing
RAWR Right Answer, Wrong Reason
RBAY Right Back At You
RBG Revolutionary But Gangsta
RBTL Read Between The Lines
RBV Red Bull and Vodka
RC Random Chat Radio Controlled
RCT Roller Coster Tycoon
RD Real Deal
RDC Really Don’t Care
RDH Rate Date Hate
RDJ Robert Downey Jr.
RDM Random Death Match
RDO Regular Day Off
RDR Red Dead Redemption (Game)
RFC Request For Comment
RFI Request For Information
RFID Radio Frequency Identification
RFP Request for Proposal
RFQ Request For Quotation
RFT Right First Time
RFTS Reach For The Stars
RFYL Run For Your Life
RGB Red, Green, Blue
RHCP Red Hot Chili Peppers (Band)
RHD Right Hand Drive
RHI Rumour Has It
RHIP Rank Has Its Privileges
RHS Right Hand Side
RINO Republican In Name Only
RIYL Recommended If You Like
RL Real Life
RLAB Roll Like A Buffalo
RLF Real Life Friend
RLTW Rangers Lead The Way
RMA Return Merchandise Authorization
RME Rolling My Eyes
RML Read My Lips
RMT Real-Money Trading
RMV Results May Vary
RN Right Now Registered Nurse
RNA Ribonucleic Acid
RNB Rhythm And Blues
RNG Random Number Generator
RNR Rock ‘N Roll
RO Ragnarok Online ( )
ROAR Right Of Admission Reserved
ROFC Rolling On Floor Crying
ROFL Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLMFAO Rolling On Floor Laughing My F***ing A** Off
ROFLOL Rolling On Floor, Laughing Out Loud
ROG Really Old Git
ROH Ring of Honor (wrestling)
ROI Return on Investment
ROLF Rolling On Laughing Floor
ROR Raughing out Roud
ROS Right On Schedule
ROTC Reserve Officer Training Corps
ROTF Rolling On The Floor (laughing is implied)
ROTFFNAR Rolling On The Floor For No Apparent Reason
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLOL Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
ROTGL Rolling On The Ground Laughing
ROTK Return of the King (Tolkien)
ROTM Run Of The Mill
ROV Remotely Operated Vehicle
ROW Rest Of the World
ROY Relative of yours?
RPC Role Playing Chat
RPF Real Person Fiction
RPG Rocket Propelled Grenade Role Playing Game
RPM Revolutions Per Minute
RPS Rock Paper Scissors (game)
RQ Random Questions (Livejournal community)
RSI Repetitive Strain Injury
RSN Real Soon Now
RSPB Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
RSPCA Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
RSS Rich Site Summary Really Simple Syndication
RSVP Repondez s’il vous plait (Please reply)
RT Retweet Real Time
RTA Road Traffic Accident
RTB Return To Base
RTD Ready To Drink
RTF Return The Favour
RTFAQ Read The FAQ
RTFD Read The F***ing Description
RTFI Read The Flipping Instructions
RTFM Read The Flipping Manual
RTFT Read The F***ing Thread Read The F***ing Topic
RTG Ready To Go
RTM Read The Manual
RTO Radio Telephone Operator
RTR Roll Tide Roll
RTS Real Time Strategy
RTV Rock The Vote
RTW Ready To Wear Round The World
RV Recreational Vehicle
RVB Red Versus Blue (popular web-series)
RVR Realm Versus Realm ( )
RW Read-Write
RWD Rear Wheel Drive
RWL Roaring With Laughter
RWNJ Right Wing Nut Job
RWP Random Wall Post
RWYS Reap What You Sow
RYC Regarding Your Comment
RYN Read Your Note Regarding Your Note
RYO Roll Your Own

Text Abbreviations (S)

Acronym Meaning
SA Sibling Alert
SAB Smoking A Blunt
SAE Stamped/Self Addressed Envelope
SAF Single Asian Female
SAFM Stay Away From Me
SAHD Stay At Home Dad
SAHM Stay At Home Mom
SAHW Stay At Home Wife
SALTS Smiled A Little Then Stopped
SAM Stop Annoying Me
SAP Sad And Pathetic Fool
SASE Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope
SAT Scholastic Assessment Test
SATA Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
SATC Sex And The City (TV show)
SATS Standard Attainment Tests
SBD Silent But Deadly
SBF Single Black Female
SBI Surrounded By Incompetence
SBJ Sweet Baby Jesus
SBM Single Black Male
SBS Step By Step
SBSP SpongeBob SquarePants
SBT Sorry ‘Bout That
SCNR Sorry, Could Not Resist
SCOTUS Supreme Court Of The United States
SCSI Small Computer System Interface
SCUBA Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
SD Sweet Dreams Secure Digital (memory card) So Drunk
SDA Seventh-Day Adventist
SDK Software Development Kit
SDMF Strength, Determination, Merciless, Forever Society Dwelling Mother F***er
SDRAM Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
SEO Search Engine Optimization
SEP Somebody Else’s Problem
SERP Search Engine Results Page
SF Science Fiction San Francisco
SFAM Sister From Another Mister
SFLR Sorry For Late Reply
SFO San Francisco International Airport
SFP Sorry for Partying
SFR Smiling For Real
SFSG So Far So Good
SFTBC Sorry For The Broadcast
SFW Safe For Work
SGTM Sounds Good To Me
SH Same Here
SHU Secure Housing Unit
SIWOTI Someone Is Wrong On The Internet
SLOL Seriously Laughing Out Loud
SLR Single Lens Reflex (camera)
SMAO Study My Ass Off
SMDH Shaking My Damn Head
SMDHE Some Mothers Do Have Em
SME Small/Medium Enterprises
SMGDH Shaking My God Damn Head
SMH Shaking My Head
SMHID Shaking My Head In Despair
SMHL Shaking My Head Laughing
SMIB Southern Maryland Inbred
SMIDSY Sorry Mate, I Didn’t See You
SML Screw My Life Story of My Life
SMN Shoot Me Now
SMOG Sweet Mother Of God
SMOP Simple Matter Of Programming
SMS Short Message Service
SMT Sucking My Teeth
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNAFU Situation Normal, All Fouled Up
SNAG Sensitive New Age Guy Sausage
SNC Social Network Check
SND Search And Destroy
SNES Super Nintendo Entertainment System
SNF So Not Funny
SNM Say No More
SNR Signal To Noise Ratio
SNYK So Now You Know
SO Significant Other Shout Out
SOA State Of Alert (band)
SOAD System Of A Down (Band)
SOAG Son Of A Gun
SOG Sea Of Green (cannabis growing)
SOH Sense Of Humor
SOHF Sense Of Humor Failure
SOI Statement of Intent
SOIDH Screenshot Or It Didn’t Happen
SOMD Sh*t On My Dick
SOML Story Of My Life
SOMSW Someone Over My Shoulder Watching
SOOC Straight Out Of Camera (not Photoshopped)
SOOD Cool
SOOTB Straight Out Of The Box
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
SOPA Stop Online Piracy Act
SORN Statutory Off Road Notification
SOS Save Our Souls (Help!)
SOTA State Of The Art
SRH Supporting Radical Habits (Clothing)
SRM Stark Raving Mad
SRO Standing Room Only
SRT Street and Racing Technology
SS Screen Shot
SSA Subject Says All
SSBB Super Smash Brothers Brawl (game)
SSBHM Super Sized
SSC Safe, Sane, Consensual
SSD Solid State Drive
SSDD Same Stuff Different Day
SSH Secure Shell (Unix program)
SSID Service Set Identifier
SSL Secure Socket Layer See Subject Line
SSTS Snickering Softly To Self
SSWA So Say We All
STW Search The Web
STY Same To You
STYL Speak To You Later
SU Shut Up
SUAD Shut Up And Drive
SUL See You Later
SULA Sweaty Upper Lip Alert

Text Abbreviations (T)

Acronym Meaning
TB Text Back
TBA To Be Announced
TBBH To Be Brutally Honest
TBBT The Big Bang Theory (TV Show)
TBC To Be Continued
TBCH To Be Completely Honest
TBD To Be Decided
TBE To be Edited
TBF To Be Fair
TBFU Too Bad For You
TBH To Be Honest
TBM Tactical Boyfriend Mention
TBMS To Be More Specific
TBNT Thanks, But No Thanks
TBPH To Be Perfectly Honest
TBQF To Be Quite Frank
TBQFH To Be Quite F***ing Honest
TBQH To Be Quite Honest
TBR To Be Real
TBS Tablespoon To Be Specified
TBSS Too Bad, So Sad
TBT Truth Be Told
TBTF Too Big To Fail
TBTG Thanks Be To God
TBTH To Be Totally Honest
TBTP That’s Beside The Point
TBU To Be Updated
TBYS Think Before You Speak
TC Take Care
TCB Taking Care of  Business
TCBY The Country’s Best Yogurt
TCCIC Take Care ‘Cause I Care
TCFC Too Close For Comfort
TCFN Take Care For Now
TCFS Too Cool For School
TCG Trading Card Game
TCGB Take Care, God Bless
TCK Third Culture Kid
TCL Tool Command Language
TCOB Taking Care of Buisness
TCOY Take Care Of Yourself
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TCTC To Close To Call
TD Touchdown
TDDUP Til Death Do Us Part
TDDWP Til Death Do We Part
TDF To Die For
TDG Too Damn Good Three Days Grace (band)
TDH Tall, Dark, and Handsome
TDI Turbo Direct Injection Turbo Diesel Injection
TDL To Do List
TDM Team DeathMatch
TDS Technical Dificulties
TDTF Too Drunk to Function
TDWP The Devil Wears Prada (Band)
TDY Temporarily Deployed for a Year
TEOTWAWKI The End Of The World As We Know It
TFA Thanks For Asking
TFC Team Fortress Classic (game)
TFCD Time For Compact Disc
TFFW Too Funny For Words
TFI Thanks For the Information
TFIOS The Fault In Our Stars
TFL Tip For Life Transport For London
TFLMK Thanks For Letting Me Know
TFLMS Thanks For Letting Me Share
TFLN Texts From Last Night
TFM Total Frat Move
TFMTK That’s For Me To Know
TFP Thanks For Playing
TFRM Thanks For Reminding Me
TFS Thanks For Sharing
TFT The Frozen Throne (Warcraft III) Thin Film Transistor
TFTA Thanks For The Add
TFTC Thanks For The (Geo)Cache
TFTD Thought For The Day
TFTI Thanks For The Info
TFTL Thanks for the Link
TG Thank God Transgender Too Good
TGAL Think Globally, Act Locally
TGE Misspelling of ‘the’
TGFG Thank God For Google
TGFI Thank God For the Internet
TGFL Thank God For Life
TGFT Thank God For That
TGI Thank God It’s …
TGIA Thank God I’m Alive
TGIAF Thank God It’s Almost Friday
TGIF Thank God It’s Friday
TGIM Thank God It’s Monday
TGIO Thank God It’s Over
TGIT Thank God It’s Thursday
TGOD Taylor Gang Or Die
TGP Thumbnail Gallery Post
TGTBT Too Good To Be True
THABTO Two Heads Are Better Than One
THWU To Hell With You
TIIC The Idiots In Charge
TINAG This Is Not A Game
TINALO This Is Not A Legal Opinion
TINAR This Is Not A Recommendation
TINSTAFL There Is No Such Thing As Free Lunch
TLA Three Letter Acronym
TLC Tender Loving Care
TLD Top Level Domain
TLDNR Too Long; Did Not Read
TLDR Too Long; Didn’t Read
TLDW Too Long; Didn’t Watch
TLGO The List Goes On
TLI Too Little Information
TLND True Love Never Dies
TLOL Truly Laughing Out Loud
TLTR Too Long To Read
TLYK To Let You Know
TM Text Message Text Me Trademark
TMA Take My Advice
TMAI Tell Me About It
TMB Text Me Back
TMBG They Might Be Giants (band)
TMBI Tell Me ‘Bout It
TME Too Much Effort
TMF Too Much Forehead
TMH Touch My Hand
TMI Too Much Information
TMK To My Knowledge
TML Thank Me Later Text Me Later
TMLT To My Last Tweet
TMM Tell Me More
TMMS That Made Me Smile
TMN Touch Me Not
TMNT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
TMP Tactical Machine Pistol
TMR Tomorrow
TMRW Tomorrow
TMS Too Much Swag(ger)
TMSIDK Tell Me Something I Don’t Know
TMT Too Much Tuna
TMTC Too Many To Count
TMTH Too Much To Handle
TMTOWTDI There’s More Than One Way To Do It
TMTS Too Much Too Soon
TMTT Too Much To Text
TMY Tell Me Why
TMZ Thirty Mile Zone (celebrity news site)
TNA Total Nonstop Action
TNB There’s Nothing Better
TNBM True Norwegian Black Metal
TNF That’s Not Funny
TNG The Next Generation (Star Trek)
TNL To Next Level
TNLN Took Nothing Left Nothing
TNO Trust No One
TNOP Totally Not Our Problem
TNOT Take Note Of That
TNSL Took Nothing, Signed Logbook (geocaching)
TNSTAAFL There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TNT Til Next Time
TNTM That’s News To Me
TO Time Out
TOC Table Of Contents
TOD Time Of Death Time Of Day
TOEFL Test Of English as a Foreign Language
TOEIC Test Of English for International Communication
TOFT Take One For the Team
TOFTT Take One For The Team
TOH The Other Half
TOL Thinking Out Loud Thinking Of Laughing
TOM Time Of Month
TOTB Think Outside the Box
TOTD Tip Of The Day Tweet Of The Day
TOTGA The One That Got Away
TOTM Time Of The Month
TOTUS Teleprompter Of The United States
TOY Thinking Of You
TP Toilet Paper Town Portal (diablo 2)
TPAM The Person Above Me
TPB The Pirate Bay
TPE Total Power Exchange
TPK Total Party Kill
TPO Time, Place, Occasion
TPS Totally pointless stuff
TPT Trailer Park Trash
TPTB The Powers That Be
TR Triple Rainbow
TRAW Thick, Rich And White
TRDMC Tears Running Down My Cheeks
TRDMF Tears Running Down My Face
TRG Tiny Rascal Gang
TTFW Too Tacky For Words
TTG Time To Go
TTGG Time To Go Girl
TTH Trying Too Hard
TTIUWP This Thread Is Useless Without Pictures
TTIWWP This Thread Is Worthless Without Pictures
TTJASI Take This Job And Shove It
TTL Thank The Lord Time To Live (network cache)
TTM Talk To Me
TTMAB TO THE MOON AND BACK
TTML Talk To Me Later
TTO Time To Own
TTOTM That Time Of The Month
TTP To The Point
TTR Time To Relax
TTT Third Tier Toilet (bad school)
TTTE Thomas The Tank Engine
TTTH Talk To The Hand
TTTT These Things Take Time
TTTTY Time To Talk To You
TTUL Talk To You Later
TTUS Talk To You Soon.
TTUT Talk To You Tomorrow
TTUTT To Tell You the Truth
TTY Talk To You
TTYF Talk To You Forever
TTYIAB Talk To You In A Bit
TTYITM Talk To You In The Morning
TTYL Talk To You Later
TTYM Talk to You Ma
TTYN Talk To You Never
TTYRS Talk To You Real Soon
TTYS Talk To You Soon
TTYT Talk To You Tomorrow
TTYTT To Tell You The Truth
TTYVS Talk To You Very Soon
TUL Tell You Later Text You Later
TVM Thanks Very Much
TW Trigger Warning
TWAIN Technology Without An Interesting Name
TWLOHA To Write Love On Her Arms
TWOC Taken Without Owner’s Consent
TWTMC To Whom This May Concern
TWU That’s What’s Up
TWYL Talk With You Later
TWYMS That’s What Your Mom Said
TY Thank You
TYB Try Your Best
TYBG Thank You Based God
TYFAYS Thank You For All Your Support
TYFE Thank You For Everything
TYFYT Thank You For Your Time
TYG There You Go
TYJ Thank You Jesus
TYL Text You Later
TYLJ Thank You Lord Jesus
TYM Thank You Much
TYMBI Thought You Might Be Interested
TYS Thank You Sir
TYSM Thank You So Much
TYSVM Thank You So Very Much
TYT Take Your Time
TYVM Thank You Very Much

Text Abbreviations (U)

Acronym Meaning
URI Uniform Resource Indicator, URL
URL Uniform Resource Locator, internet address
US United States
USA United States of America
USAF United States Air Force
USB Universal Serial Bus
USBM United States Black Metal
USC University of Southern California
USCG United States Coast Guard
USD United States Dollar
USMC United States Marine Corps
USP Unique Selling Point
USPS United States Postal Service
USS United States Ship
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
USW Und So Weiter (German for etc)
UT Unreal Tournament
UTC Coordinated Universal Time Under The Counter
UTD Up To Date
UTE Utility vehicle, pickup truck
UTF Unicode Transformation Format
UTFL Use The Force, Luke
UTH Up The Hoods
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
UTO Unable To Obtain
UTP Up-Town Projects
UTR Under The Radar
UTS Under The Skin
UTT Under The Table
UV Unpleasant Visual
UW You’re Welcome
UWS Upper West Side (of Manhattan)
UE User Experience
UY Up Yours

Text Abbreviations (V)

Acronym Meaning
VA Various Artists
VBD Very Big Deal
VBG Very Big Grin
VBL Visible Bra Line
VBR Variable Bit Rate
VBS Very Big Smile
VC Voice Chat
VCARD Virtual (online) business card
VCD Video Compact Disc
VCR Video Cassette Recorder
VDU Visual Display Unit
VFM Value For Money
VG Video Game Very Good
VGA Video Graphics Array/Adaptor
VGC Very Good Condition
VGG Very Good Game
VGL Very Good Looking
VGM Video Game Music
VH1 Video Hits One (TV channel)
VHF Very High Frequency
VHS Video Home System
VIBE Atmosphere, ambience
VID Video
VIG Interest paid on a loan
VIN Vehicle Identification Number
VIP Very Important Person
VIZ Adult comic Namely (videlicet in Latin)
VJ Video Jockey (like   with lights and video)
VLAN Virtual Local Area Network
VLSI Very Large-Scale Integration
VM Voice Mail
VMA Video Music Awards
VMI Virginia Military Institute
VN Very Nice
VNC Virtual Network Computing
VNDS Very Near Dead Stock
VNH Very Nice Hand (in online card games, especialy poker)
VNS Very Nice Shot
VOA Voice Of America
VOD Video-On-Demand
VOIP Voice Over   – internet telephony
VP Vice President
VPL Visible Panty Line
VPN Virtual Private Network
VR Virtual Reality
VS Versus, against
VT Video Tape
VTL Visible Thong Line
VTPR View To Permanent Relationship
VTR Video Tape Recorder
VV Very Very
VVN Very Very Nice
VWP Very Well Played Very Well Put

Text Abbreviations (W)

Acronym Meaning
WAFWOT What A F***ing Waste Of Time
WAJ What A Joke
WAK Weird, awful
WAL What A Loser
WAM Wait A Minute What A Mess
WAMH With All My Heart
WAMHAS With All My Heart And Soul
WAML With All My Love
WAP Wireless Access Point
WAPCE Women Are Pure Concentrated Evil
WAREZ Cracked/pirate software
WAS Wait And See
WAY Where Are You?
WAYD What Are You Doing
WAYDRN What Are You Doing Right Now?
WAYLT What Are You Listening To?
WAYOA What Are You On About?
WAYTA What Are You Talking About
WAYWO What Are You Working On?
WBB Will Be Back
WBM Wanna-Be Moderator
WBN Would Be Nice
WBR With Best Regards
WBS Write Back Soon
WBT Will Be There
WBU What About You?
WBW White Boy Wasted
WBY What (A)bout You?
WCB Will Call Back
WCG World Cyber Games
WCIS What Can I Say
WCS Worst Case Scenario
WCW World Championship Wrestling
WCYD What Can You Do?
WD Well Done
WDE Worst Day Ever
WDFD Whoop Dee F***ing Doo
WDH What Da Hell
WDIB Why Do I Bother?
WDIC What Do I Care?
WDIM What Does It Mean?
WDITOT Why Didn’t I Think Of That
WDMB Will Do My Best
WDOML Worst Day Of My Life
WDTM What Does That Mean?
WDUD What Do You Do?
WDUM What Do You Mean?
WDUT What Do You Think?
WDW Who Dares Wins
WDY Why Don’t You?
WDYD What Did You Do?
WDYDT Why Did You Do That? What Did You Do Today?
WDYE What Did You Expect?
WDYG Where Did You Go?
WDYM What Do You Mean?
WDYMBT What Do You Mean By That?
WDYS What Did You Say?
WDYT What Do You Think?
WDYW What Do You Want?
WDYWFM What Do You Want From Me?
WDYWT What Did You Wear Today?
WDYWTTA What Do You Want To Talk About?
WEF With Effect From
WEP Wireless Encryption Protocol
WFYB Whatever Floats Your Boat
WHYB Where Have You Been?
WHYD What Have You Done?
WIA Wounded In Action
WIP Work In Progress
WIR When It’s Ready
WITH Where In The Hell
WITW What In The World
WIUWY What Is Up With You?
WIWT What I Wore Today Wish I Was There
WIWWU Wish I Was With You
WIWWY What Is Wrong With You?
WIYP What Is Your Problem?
WJD What Jesus Did
WK White Knight
WKS Well Kept Secret
WKYP Will Keep You Posted
WLM Windows Live Messenger
WLTM Would Like To Meet
WLYB Who Loves You Baby
WLYK Will Let You Know
WM Woman Marine
WMA Windows Media Audio
WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction
WMF Wagging My Finger
WMG Warner Music Group
WML Wish Me Luck
WMMOWS Wash My Mouth Out With Soap!
WMP Windows Media Player With Much Pleasure
WMV Windows Media Video
WMYB What Makes You Beautiful
WN Why Not? What’s New?
WNDITWB We Never Did It This Way Before
WNL Within Normal Limits
WNOHGB Where No One Has Gone Before
WNTT We Need To Talk
WNWY What’s New With You?
WOAT Worst Of All Time
WOB Waste Of Bandwith
WOC Women of Color
WOE What On Earth
WOF While On Fire
WOG Offensive term for a black person A foreigner
WOM Women Over Mates
WOMBAT Waste Of Money, Brains, And Time
WOS Waste Of Space Wife Over Shoulder
WOTAM Waste of Time and Money
WOTCHER What are you up to?  ?
WOTD Word Of The Day
WOTLK Wrath Of The Lich King ( )
WOTS Word On The Street
WP Wrong Person Well Played
WPA Wi-Fi Protected Access
WPM Words Per Minute
WPWW White Pride World Wide
WR Warm Regards
WRT With Regard To
WRU Where Are You?
WRUD What Are You Doing?
WRUTA What Are You Talking About?
WRYD What Are You Doing?
WRYTA What Are You Talking About?
WSIC Why Should I Care?
WSM Woman Seeking Man
WSP What’s up?
WSS Why So Serious?
WST We’re Still Friends
WSUL Will See You Later
WSWTA What Shall We Talk About?
WT? What The …? or Who the …?
WTA Winner Takes All
WTB Want To Buy
WTBS With That Being Said
WTC World Trade Center What The Crap
WTD What The Deuce?
WTDT What To Do Today
WTDTA Where They Do That At?
WTFT What The French Toast (polite  )
WTG Way To Go
WTGP Way To Go, Partner
WTGP? Want To Go Private?
WTH What/Where/Who The Hell
WTHAY Who The Hell Are You?
WTHC Who The Hell Cares?
WTHIGO What The Hell Is Going On?
WTHIT What The Hell Is That?
WTHIWWY What The Hell Is Wrong With You?
WTHN Why The Heck Not?
WTHRU Who The Hell Are You?
WTII What time Is It?
WTK Want To Know
WTL Will Talk Later
WTLW Welcome To Last Week
WTM What’s The Matter?
WTMI Way Too Much Information
WTML Welcome To My Life
WTMW Welcome To My World
WTO World Trade Organization
WTP What’s The Point?
WTT Want To Trade
WTTC Welcome To The club
WTTIR When The Time Is Right
WTTJ Welcome To The Jungle
WTTM Without Thinking Too Much
WTW Walk Through Walls (gaming) Walk this Way
WTY Why, Thank You
WTYO Whatever Turns You On
WUCIWUG What You See Is What You Get
WUD What You Doing?
WUF Where are you from?
WUG What You Got? Where You Going?
WUGOWM Will You Go Out With Me?
WUL Watched User List
WULA What’re you Looking At?
WULLNP Wishing You Long Life And Prosperity
WUM Woman Wind-Up Merchant
WUW What You Want?
WUWCB What do You Want to Chat about?
WUWH Wish You Were Here
WUWT What’s Up With That
WUWTA What You Wanna Talk About?
WUWTB What You Wanna Talk ‘Bout?
WUWU What’s Up With You?
WW White Widow (strong marijuana) White Woman
WWA Wiggers with attitude
WWBD What Would Batman Do?
WWCND What Would Chuck Norris Do?
WWE World Wrestling Entertainment
WWF World Wildlife Fund World Wrestling Federation (now WWE)
WWIC Why Would I Care?
WWIT What Was I Thinking?
WWJBD What Would Jason Bourne Do?
WWJD What Would Jesus Do?
WWJP What Would Jesus Post?
WWOTW Wicked Witch Of The West
WWTBAM Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
WWU Where Were You?
WWW World Wide Web
WWWY What’s Wrong With You?
WWY Where Were You?
WWYD What Would You Do?
WWYDT Why Would You Do That?
WYA Where You At?
WYATB Wish You All The Best
WYB Watch Your Back
WYBD What’ve You Been Doing?
WYBMV Will You Be My Valentine?
WYCM Will You Call Me?
WYD What You Doing?
WYDN What You Doing Now?
WYF What’s Your Favorite …?
WYG What You Get
WYGOWM Will You Go Out With Me?
WYK Would You Kindly
WYL Whatever You Like
WYLABOCTGWTR Would You Like A Bowl Of Cream To Go With That Remark?
WYLASOMWTC Would You Like A Saucer Of Milk With That Comment?
WYLION Whether You Like It Or Not
WYLSCWTW Would You Like Some Cheese With That Whine?
WYLT What You Listening To?
WYM Watch Your Mouth What You Mean?
WYMM Will You Marry Me?
WYN What’s Your Name?
WYP What’s Your Problem? What’s Your Point?
WYR Would You Rather
WYS What You Said
WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get
WYTA What You Talking About?
WYUT What You Up To
WYW Whatever You Want
WYWH Wish You Were Here
WYWTA What You Wanna Talk About

Text Abbreviations (Y)

Acronym Meaning
YAGB You Ain’t Grizz Baby ( )
YALA You Always Live Again
YANA You Are Not Alone
YATB You Are The Best
YATK You Are Too Kind
YATLOML You Are The Love Of My Life
YAVW You Are Very Welcome
YAW You Are Welcome
YBS You’ll Be Sorry
YBTJ You Be The Judge
YBW You’ve Been Warned
YBWM You Belong With Me
YCMIU You Couldn’t Make It Up
YCMU You Crack Me Up
YDEK You Don’t Even Know
YDI You Deserve It
YDK You Don’t Know
YDL Yellow Dog Linux
YDMS You Don’t Make Sense
YDMT You Don’t Mean That
YDS You Don’t Say
YDU You Don’t Understand
YF Your Friend
YFW Your Face When …
YG Young Gangster
YGG You Go Girl
YGI You Got It
YGLT You’re Gonna Love This
YGM You Get Me? You’ve Got Mail
YGPM You’ve Got Private Message
YGTBK You’ve Got To Be Kidding
YGTBKM You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me
YGTI You Get The Idea
YGTR You Got That Right
YHA Youth Hostel Association
YHBT You Have Been Trolled
YHBW You Have Been Warned
YHGASP You Have Got A Serious Problem
YHL You Have Lost
YHM You Have Mail
YHNI You Have No Idea
YHTBT You Had To Be There
YID Yes I Do
YIK Yes, I Know
YITB Yours In The Bond
YITE Are You All Right?
YJLTG You Just Lost The Game
YK You’re Kidding
YKHII You Know How It Is
YKIMS You Know It Makes Sense
YKTR You Know the Rest
YKW You Know Who
YKWIM You Know What I Mean
YKWIS You Know What I’m Saying?
YKYLM You Know You Love Me
YL Young Lady
YLI You Love It
YLM You Love Me?
YLOD Yellow Light Of Death
YLYL You Laugh You Lose
YM Yahoo Messenger Your Mom
YMBJ You Must Be Joking
YMCA Young Mens Christian Association
YMCMB Young Money Cash Money Billionaires
YMMD You Made My Day
YMML You Make Me Laugh
YMMS You Make Me Smile
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary
YMW You’re Most Welcome
YNK You Never Know
YNW You’re Not Welcome
YNWA You’ll Never Walk Alone
YOLF You Only Live Forever
YOLO You Only Live Once
YOMB You Owe Me Big
YOYO You’re On Your Own
YP Your Problem Yes, Please
YQW You’re Quite Welcome
YR Yea, Right.
YRG You Are Good!
YRMV Your Results May Vary
YRO Your Rights Online
YRU Why Are You…?
YSC Your So Cute
YSI You Stupid Idiot
YSK You Should Know
YSMTU You So Made That Up
YSS You Suck Severely
YSVW You’re So Very Welcome
YSYL You Snooze, You Loose
YT? You Think ?
YTB You’re The Best
YTD Year To Date
YTM You’re The Man
YTML You’ll Thank Me Later
YTMND You’re The Man Now, Dog (website)
YTO You’re The One
YTP YouTube Poop
YTTM You Talk Too Much You Talking To Me?
YUM Said when something tastes good or is attractive
YVW You’re Very Welcome
YW You’re Welcome
YWCA Young Women’s Christian Association
YWIMC Your Wish Is My Command
YWSYLS You Win Some, You Lose Some
YWU? Yo Waz Up?

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Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

What is ” cover your a*s”, please? Thank you, in advance

Daryl Wathen
Daryl Wathen
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

It means to protect yourself. For example, if a client of yours asks you to do some risky things on their account, get them to put that instruction in an email so that if something goes wrong, your a*s is covered, meaning you won`t be the one in trouble.

Sara
Sara
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

CYA

Sara
Sara
1 year ago
Reply to  Sara

nvm

unspeakable
unspeakable
2 months ago
Reply to  Sara

Sara, what does nvm mean?

Holley
Holley
2 months ago
Reply to  unspeakable

It means never mind

milla
milla
1 month ago
Reply to  Holley

your so good a this and i alredy know what that means

milla
milla
1 month ago
Reply to  unspeakable

what those idk mean

Jackey
Jackey
23 days ago
Reply to  milla

Idk means …… .
I didn’t know

Billie Ellish
Billie Ellish
10 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous

cya lol

Jim toth
Jim toth
2 years ago

What does M Ov mean. Thank you

Sam Stevens
Sam Stevens
9 months ago
Reply to  Jim toth

Ya, what does that mean

Laura
Laura
1 year ago

What is IMAO?

Stephanie Okpara
Stephanie Okpara
1 year ago
Reply to  Laura

In my arrogant opinion

IDK
IDK
1 year ago
Reply to  Laura

laugh my asssss off

Stop it,ok?
Stop it,ok?
3 months ago
Reply to  IDK

That;s l**o

milla
milla
1 month ago
Reply to  IDK

what do you mean

Sam Stevens
Sam Stevens
9 months ago
Reply to  Laura

Laugh my a*s off

noone
noone
6 months ago
Reply to  Laura

laughing my a*s off

sarah
sarah
3 months ago
Reply to  Laura

Laugh my a** off

milla
milla
1 month ago
Reply to  sarah

what those TFW or ICYMI mean

Bonnie Taylor
Bonnie Taylor
1 year ago

Thanks for putting this together. I suppose your piece came up in my net search because it mentions my specific question.
In Section 1.2 you write : “Do you know what TFW means? Or ICYMI? These are just two examples of many text abbreviations you can come across.”
However it is not obvious to me that you ever answered the first part of your own question.
Seems like you could have either answered in the next sentence, or hyperlinked to the section later in the piece. Section 2 is apparently missing the answer. What gives? AFAF.

Your name
Your name
1 year ago

What is opp stands for?

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