100 Popular Text Abbreviations With Meanings

Texting and messaging has become an integral part of modern communication, and with it comes a whole new set of abbreviations and shorthand terms. From “LOL” and “BRB” to “AFK” and “SMH,” these terms have become a part of our daily online conversations.

In this list, we will take a look at popular text and internet abbreviations and their meanings to help you stay up-to-date with the latest lingo!

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ASAP: As Soon As Possible
BRB: Be Right Back
BTW: By The Way
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
FYI: For Your Information
GIf: Graphics Interchange Format
HTH: Hope This Helps
IRL: In Real Life
JK: Just Kidding
LMK: Let Me Know
LOL: Laugh Out Loud
OMW: On My Way
PLS or PLZ: Please
ROFL: Rolling On the Floor Laughing
TIA: Thanks In Advance
TTYL: Talk To You Later
IMO: In My Opinion
YOLO: You Only Live Once
IMHO: In My Humble Opinion
IDK: I Don’t Know
ILY: I Love You
K: Okay
NP: No Problem
NVM: Nevermind
OMG: Oh My God
OTOH: On The Other Hand
PM: Private Message
ROTFL: Rolling On the Floor Laughing
SMH: Shaking My Head
SWAK: Sealed With A Kiss
TBT: Throwback Thursday
TMI: Too Much Information
TTYS: Talk To You Soon
TX: Thanks
WB: Welcome Back
WTF: What The F***
YW: You’re Welcome
2G2BT: Too Good To Be True
4YEO: For Your Eyes Only
AFAIK: As Far As I Know
AFK: Away From Keyboard
B4: Before
BAE: Before Anyone Else
BFF: Best Friends Forever
BOT: Back On Topic
CB: Crazy B****
CT: Can’t Talk
CTFU: Cracking The F*** Up
CYS: Check Your Settings
DAE: Does Anyone Else
DFW: Down For Whatever
DM: Direct Message
DND: Do Not Disturb
ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival
FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out
FTL: For The Loss
FWIW: For What It’s Worth
FYEO: For Your Eyes Only
GAL: Get A Life
GF: Girlfriend
GM: Good Morning
GN: Good Night
GTG: Got To Go
HAND: Have A Nice Day
HBU: How About You
HIFW: How I Feel When
HMU: Hit Me Up
HTH: Hope This Helps
HU: How You
HUB: Head Up Butt
IANAL: I Am Not A Lawyer
IANAD: I Am Not A Doctor
IC: I See
ICYMI: In Case You Missed It
IDC: I Don’t Care
IDGI: I Don’t Get It
IIRC: If I Remember Correctly
IKR: I Know, Right?
ILU: I Love You
IME: In My Experience
IOW: In Other Words
IRL: In Real Life
J/K: Just Kidding
J4F: Just For Fun
JIC: Just In Case
JSYK: Just So You Know
KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid
KOTL: Kiss On The Lips
KPC: Keeping Parents Clueless
L8R: Later
LMAO: Laughing My A** Off
LMK: Let Me Know
LMSO: Laughing My Socks Off
LOL: Laugh Out Loud
LTNS: Long Time No See
M8: Mate
MIRL: Meet In Real Life
MORF: Male Or Female
MYOB: Mind Your Own Business
NBD: No Big Deal

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