What’s the meaning of asl, brb, lol, wtf, pw, afa, atm, faq, tos.. etc – Collection of most used abbreviations

We have less time for things now a days and we use short and quick words to make our life easier. Its also a nice way to represent our gestures and emotions in a proper and meaningful way.

With constantly growing of these short forms we have selected few which are most popular and most used on the Internet & mobiles.

Also See : Best Chat Rooms & Best Video Chat Rooms

List of Abbreviations or Slang Words, We Use in day to day Life

internet slang shotforms abbrivations

AFK – Away From Keyboard

ASAP – As Soon As Possible

ASL – Age/Sex/Location

ATM – At The Moment

A3 – Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace

BBL – Be Back Later

BBS – Be Back Soon

BBQ – Barbecue

BFN/B4N – Bye For Now

BRB means – Be Right Back

BRT – Be Right There

BTW – By The Way

B4N – Bye For Now

Blog – Also known as web log or an online journal

CU – See You

CYA – See You

CUZ  – Because

DND – Do not Disturb

EOF – End Of File

FAQ  – Frequently asked questions

FTL – For the loss

FTW – For the win

FYI – For your information

GR8 – Great!

GTG – Got to Go

G9 – Genius

GBTW – Get back to work

GF – Great/good fight/girlfriend

GFU – Good for you

Gratz – Congratulations

GM – Good Morning

GN – Good Night

HAND – Have A Nice Day

HF – Have fun

IC – I See

ICQ – I Seek you

ILU – I Love You

IM – Instant Messenger

J/K  – Just kidding

KISS – Keep it simple stupid

LDR – Long Distance Relationship

LMAO – Laugh My A Off

LOL – Laughing Out Loud

LTNS – Long Time No See

L8R – Later

M/F – Male or Female

Msg – Message

MMS – Multimedia message service

M8 – Mate

NE1 – Anyone

NP – No Problem

OIC – Oh I See

OS – Operating system

OMG – Oh my God!

PLZ – Please

PPL – People

RIP – Rest in Piece

s2pid – stupid

SD – Sweet Dreams

SEC- second

SEO – Search Engine Optimization

sk8 – skate

Some1 – someone

Spoz – suppose

Sry – sorry

SS – so sorry

str8 – Straight

SU – shut up

SYS – see you soon

SUP – What’s Up

SYL – See you later

THX – Thank You

TTYL – Talk To You Later

TG – That’s great

TGIF – Thank god its Friday

TOS – Terms of service

TC – Take Care

U – You

U4E – Yours For Eve

WB – Welcome Back

WTF – What the Fuck

W8 – Wait…

Also see: Best Free Fax Services & Free Video Editing Software for PC

If you have any other Short forms that you use, you can share them with us in comments. And we will definitely add them to the post.


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  • Mike Skadeservice

    Thanks for sharing the terminologies, believe me I ve been using many of them without knowing the meaning of them I just use them according to the situations.

    • swathi reddy

      i am using these shortcuts but never thought of there meaning.

      • Basu

        Coz u were stupid!

        • Valerie

          That was mean now.

      • rathor

        you are really as ol 😛 tat shows how a girl sucking the mind of a boy without knowing the exact meanings LMAO 😀

        • pewds

          Learn english

      • Hit

        Haha.. #G8

  • Niket

    Thanx 4 such a great blog.i think no body else can do this job that u did.hats of for u buddy.

    • Vikas

      thax budy…..i always try my bst to help all of my frnds…

  • I hardly knew 25 among these, thanks for the rest of them vikas.
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  • Piyush

    Wow…vikas you are such a nice writer…its very very very helpful for every one…..such a nice blog.thanks buddy

    • Vikas

      thx dude….i try my best to help every one….

  • Shabnam Sultan

    Thanks, for sharing these slang words 🙂 i was unaware of some of them. Nice work.
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    • Vikas

      lots of words r used for short term chat but these r the most popular word used in chat…i tried my bst..

      • Fino

        What is SPO stand for .thanks

        • Brenda

          SPO stands for
          * Sausage Peppers and Onions
          * SPO Supreme Poetical Orator (rapper)
          * SPO Sales Prevention Officer

  • Shawn K.

    You forgot… (these are common)
    IDK i dont know
    IMO in my opinion
    AFAIK as far as i know
    IRL in real life
    NSFW not safe for work
    OP original poster
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    • MN

      these r not so usefull

  • Akhilesh

    its so noce.wvery body should get knowledge about these kind of shorts that are so useful in daily regular life…thaks vikas….

    • Vikas

      thx akhilesh…these word realy help u….

  • Tamanna

    Hi vikas….nice work Man..i am so impressed….can we talk…

    • Vikas

      thx i m glad tat u liked it..will surely wait 4 tat moment.

  • Ellen from Farmville guide

    BTW in Dutch stands for a certain type of taxes. I found this out the hard way when talking to a Dutch customer and we kind of went into miscommunication because of it :-). But than again w8 is exachtly the same in Dutch :-).

    Funny article btw 😉

  • Outsourcing

    Thanks, for sharing these words 🙂

  • hisoom

    thanks much i donot chat often the only terms i know was lol and asl great list.
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    • Vikas


  • neha

    hey thnks 4 sharing lots of shortcuts..really usefull.grt information.
    impressive ha

    • Vikas

      thx….this will help u all time

  • Anand

    It is such a great blog.It will affect my daily life so much.I really need that.thank u so much.

  • abhi

    Lol…many are new terms for me. Specially AFK.

  • Tamanna

    vikas m w8ing 4 ur nxt blog…….u r a gr8 writer………..

  • 0845 numbers

    Thanks for this list – I thought that I was up to date with my technology lingo but I guess I’m far from it.

    You should create a quiz to test how many people know these words 🙂 I think I’d be about 60% at the most.

    Thanks again for your post – I’ll come back to see what other interesting things you have to share.

    Thank you.
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  • Chethan

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  • wiredcubes

    After reading this list, I seriously feel I am getting old.

    My school going cousin told the other day what is WTF 🙂
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    • osama

      u r such a noob!!!!!

  • Bing My Movies

    cool post.. tanx
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  • tks…

    I.M.H.O. (In My Humble Opinion), this was a great post…
    [ ]s
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  • Slodope


    you didnt write word ty witch means Thank You


  • Another one that My son had to explain to me: FML = F&*% My Life
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  • ecimeng

    Lol great list…. Definitely need this explanation.
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  • cheers


    Thanks for the great blog, great list indeed, will keep in mind and update myself.

    Thanks once again

  • the pro

    You looked so retarded ….lol

  • seun

    thnx 4 sharing dis cos it will really help.

  • seun

    great idea u’ve got.kip it rolling.

  • ronald


    Are You using Drugs? Fly For fun!!

  • siri

    hie vikas,
    vry nice blog

  • siri

    hi ,nice work dude 🙂

  • christian

    omfg u guys dont even know this its the easiest

  • Aashi

    awesum….thnx fr sharing..

  • Jeff

    Cool post.. a MUST KNOW for today’s termnology.

    u should add: IDK – I don’t know
    FML – Fuck my life

    those could come in handy.. especially the 2nd one 🙂

  • jayashree

    hey.. add these too.
    86 D – a plan getting cancelled or getting thrown out
    my bad – my mistake
    wanksta – someone trying to act tough but isn’t really pulling it off very well
    bait – danger of being caught
    crunk – cross between crazy and drunk
    chillax – relax
    yolla – a combination of yo and holla
    iced out – wearing a lot of jewellery
    weaksauce – a joke dat doesn’t make u laugh

    BTW .gud work!!

  • samid

    thanks for useful blog… buddy.. anyways thanks

  • April

    You enlighten me. Thanks for sharing. =)

  • Sweetu

    thanks for sharing..vikas

  • msn

    great job buddy

  • jolan

    tnx god ! i alomost ask my friend while we’re chatting the meaning of brb ,hehehehe…fortunately i tried to search it and found this page.

  • jolan

    by the way i’d like to ask what is xd? cuz someone has mention xd while we were talking about an online game

  • Manoj Sharma

    Nice info

  • Sidhant

    mulu=miss you love you
    tc=take care
    gws=get well soon
    wgo=what’s going on
    cul=catch you latter

  • suhail

    Thanx for sharing this information it helped me alot

  • Shehrooz Awan

    ThnxXx 4 all of thz shrt frms

  • Isdore Franklin Tochi Ekwere

    Thanks for this, it helps me all the time. I love it……!

  • jith

    its a grt wrk vikas… tnks. keep it up.

  • anas

    nice informations……i was in the search for the meaning of ‘brb’. i was sad…sometimes she said…”sorry i cant to come now..because im boring brother……” 🙁
    but when i got the meaning, i am so happy….i can’t to explain it…….:)
    thanks yaaar……mwaaaaah

  • DAYA

    thanks for th

  • DAYA

    thanks for this


  • sahil

    initially i was so confused abt these shortcuts…….bt now…..i can reply’em too…thnx….

  • Rahul

    we use ‘LUL’ as love u lovely



  • Sherry

    Thx 🙂

  • vinesh

    very usefull 4 all chatters..thank u very much my dear frnd

  • What a great collection of abbreviation not only good but also useful & time saving

  • udara

    nice work man…it’z very useful 2 me.

  • shaantanu devansh


    • raihanmazumder

      WTF = Welcome To Facebook

    • raihanmazumder

      WTF = Welcome To Facebook

  • raja

    yup, very useful for everyone, thanx a lot bro

  • Vineeta

    c = See
    c u = see you
    c u 2marro.
    Y = Why
    Nxt =Next
    sms = short message service / Text message
    MMS = Multimedia message
    f9 = Fine
    2 = to
    4 = for
    omg = O MY GOD !
    thanx 4 reading.

    • rishi

      to whom u r telling every1 knws n the better 1 s upward ….its better than ur 1 vaneeta

  • Ali Nadeem

    c’mon = come on

  • daniel

    i’m just a short writter chat boy, and am alright with the short sms writting i saw here

  • jennifer

    Thx much I always look 4 them one by one glad 4 D list gd wk

  • Bindiya Garg

    Add these too:
    atb:-all the best
    tq:- thanks

    it is a nice work u r doing.

  • Bindiya Garg

    RIP also means Rest in Peace

    Add that too plz

  • joseph

    these can be added to the list:
    imu-i miss you
    inu-i need you
    iwu-i want you

  • ravi

    KPD-kindha padi dollu

  • laykesyde

    pw means Please wait

    • raihanmazumder

      pw = password

    • raihanmazumder

      pw = password

  • imran khan

    BTW …thnx 4 blog ……..

  • Deepak

    GTH – Go to Hell
    GTHn – Go to Heaven
    IAU – I admire you
    MU – Miss you
    KU – Kiss you
    HU – Hug you
    LU – Love you

  • Kanchan

    We ol use many of these..and i have 1 more …
    BOL = Best Of Luck

  • shamanth bhagwath

    No Slang and Acronyms Meaning
    1 1 Means = One, exclamation mark
    2 2 Means = To, Too or Two
    3 4 Means = For or Four
    4 AFAP Means = As Far As Possible
    5 A&F, AAF Means = Always And Forever
    6 A3 Means = Anywhere, Any time, Any place
    7 AA Means = Alcoholics Anonymous
    8 AAB Means = Average At Best
    9 AAK Means = Alive And Kicking
    10 AAMOF Means = As A Matter Of Fact
    11 AAP Means = Always A Pleasure
    12 AAR Means = At Any Rate
    13 AAYF Means = As Always, Your Friend
    14 ABD Means = Already Been Done
    15 ABH Means = Actual Bodily Harm
    16 ABN Means = *sshole By Nature
    17 ABT Means = Absolutely
    18 ABT Means = About
    19 ADM Means = All Day Long
    20 ADMIN Means = Administrator
    21 ADN Means = Any Day Now
    22 AEAE Means = And Ever And Ever
    23 AEAP Means = As Early As Possible
    24 AFAIAC Means = As Far As I Am Concerned
    25 AFAIC Means = As Far As I’m Concerned
    26 AFAICS Means = As Far As I Can See
    27 AFAICT Means = As Far As I Can Tell
    28 AFAIK Means = As Far As I Know
    29 AFAIR Means = As Far As I Remember
    30 AFC Means = Away From Computer
    31 AFD Means = All F Day
    32 AFT Means = About F Time
    33 AGW Means = All Going Well
    34 Aight Means = Are you alright, Yo
    35 ALOL Means = Actually Laughing Out Loud
    36 ANY1 Means = Anyone
    37 AYSOS Means = Are You Stupid Or Something?
    38 B Means = Be
    39 B4 Means = Before
    40 Bb Means = Bye Bye, Goodbye
    41 BBIAB Means = Be back in a bit
    42 BBL Means = Be back later
    43 BBS Means = Be back soon
    44 BD Means = Big deal
    45 BRB Means = Be right back
    46 BRB Means = Be right back or Bath-room break
    47 BRT Means = Be right there
    48 BTW Means = By the way
    49 C Means = See
    50 CSWS Means = Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
    51 CU Means = See you
    52 CUL Means = See you later
    53 Cuz Means = Because
    54 CYA Means = See you
    55 CYS Means = Check your settings
    56 da Means = The
    57 dat Means = That
    58 der Means = There
    59 DIAF Means = Die in a fire
    60 Dunno Means = Dont know
    61 FAQ Means = Frequently asked questions
    62 FOAD Means = F off and die
    63 FTL Means = For the loss
    64 FTUW Means = For the uber win
    65 FTW Means = For the win
    66 FWIW Means = For what it’s worth
    67 FYI Means = For your information
    68 G2G / GTG Means = Got to go
    69 GAL Means = Get a life
    70 GFY Means = Good for you
    71 GG Means = Good game, Good going
    72 GIYF Means = Google is your friend
    73 Gonna Means = Going to
    74 HAND Means = Have a nice day
    75 HS Means = Holy s!
    76 HTH Means = Hope this helps
    77 IACL Means = I am currently laughing
    78 IANAL Means = I am not a lawyer
    79 IANARS Means = I am not a rocket scientist
    80 IC Means = I see
    81 ICYDK Means = In case you didn’t know
    82 IDGI Means = I don’t get it
    83 IDK Means = I don’t know
    84 Iggy Means = Igloo
    85 IIRC Means = If I recall correctly
    86 ILY or ILU Means = I love you
    87 IMHO Means = In my honest opinion
    88 IMNSHO Means = In my not so honest opinion
    89 IMO Means = In my opinion

    Internet slang are coined and popularized by internet users to save time on keystrokesList of Internet Slang and Acronyms Continued…
    (click column header to sort results) No Slang and Acronyms Meaning
    90 IRL Means = In real life
    91 ITT Means = In this thread
    92 IYDMMA Means = If you don’t mind me asking
    93 JJ Means = Just joking
    94 JK Means = Just kidding
    95 JOOC Means = Just out of curiosity
    96 JP Means = Just playing
    97 K Means = Okay
    98 KK Means = Ok Cool or Ok Kewl
    99 KL Means = kool, cool
    100 Kwl Means = Cool
    101 L8r Means = Later
    102 LLAH Means = Laughing like a Hyena
    103 LMAO Means = Laughing my a off
    104 LMFAO Means = Laughing my f*cking *ss off
    105 LOL Means = Laugh out loud
    106 LQTM Means = Laugh quietly to myself
    107 M8 Means = Mate
    108 MYOB Means = Mind your own business
    109 NLS Means = Not Life Safe
    110 NOYB Means = None of your business
    111 NP Means = No problem
    112 NSFW Means = Not Safe For Work
    113 Nvm Means = Never Mind
    114 NVM Means = Never mind
    115 NWS Means = Not Work Safe
    116 O Means = Oh
    117 O3 Means = Out Of Office
    118 OGC Means = Man J*cking Off
    119 OIC Means = Oh, I see
    120 OJ Means = Only Joking
    121 OMG Means = Oh my God!, Oh my Goodness!,
    122 OOC Means = Out of Character
    123 OP Means = Original Poster, Original Post
    124 OT Means = Off topic
    125 PEBKAC Means = Problem exists between the keyboard and the chair
    126 Pic Means = Picture
    127 PITA Means = Pain in the a
    128 Pix Means = Pictures
    129 Plz, Pls Means = Please
    130 PMSL Means = Pissing, pissed myself laughing
    131 POS Means = Piece of s
    132 PPL Means = People
    133 PTTL Means = Pop to the loo
    134 RL Means = Real life
    135 ROFL Means = Rolling on the floor laughing
    136 ROFLMAO Means = Rolling on the floor laughing my a off
    137 ROFLMAOL Means = Rolling on the floor laughing my a out loud
    138 Shudda Means = Should have
    139 SMH Means = Shaking my head
    140 SO Means = Significant other
    141 SOS Means = Same old s
    142 soz, srry Means = Sorry
    143 SSDD Means = Same s, different day
    144 STFW Means = Search the f web
    145 sup Means = What’s up?
    146 sup homes Means = What’s up, friend?
    147 SWW Means = Sorry, wrong window – typing in the wrong box
    148 Thnx Means = Thanks
    149 Tho Means = Though
    150 TIA Means = Thanks in advance
    151 TTFN Means = Ta ta for now
    152 TTYL Means = Talk to you later
    153 TTYT Means = Talk to you tomorrow
    154 TY Means = Thank you
    155 TYT Means = Take your time
    156 U Means = You
    157 W8 Means = Wait
    158 Wanna Means = Want to
    159 WB Means = Welcome back
    160 Wd Means = Well done
    161 WDUWTA? Means = What do you want to talk about?
    162 Wile Means = While
    163 WOOT Means = We own the other team
    164 WTH? Means = What the hell?
    165 WURSC Means = Wow, you are so cool
    166 YCM Means = You copied me
    167 Ye Means = Yeah, Yes
    168 YMMV Means = Your mileage may vary
    169 Yo Means = Hey, Your
    170 YSVW Means = You are so very welcome
    171 YW Means = You are welcome

  • Guru

    WIP means = Work in Progress

  • Sarvesh

    GR8 FYI THX.

  • vikram prajapati

    i want u send short meaning

  • dany

    whats the full form of PS?

    • maru

      PS derives from latin “post scriptum” it means, postscript in english.

    • Joshua Harkness

      PS means PlayStation

  • Joshua Harkness

    I didn’t know there was so words u could use!

    Also 2 add 2 the list:

    TMI: To Much Information

    P4P: Player for Player

    and H4H: Heart for Heart hope this helps!

  • Xanthe

    wuu2 atm
    What are you up to at the moment

  • mudasir

    BRB stands for bathroom break
    WOOT means we own the other team

  • Yankees

    143 means I love you

  • Kate. R

    What does PW means when it’s related to death?!

  • raihanmazumder

    G9 = Good Night. TNX / TQ = Thank You

  • raihanmazumder

    G9 = Good Night. TNX / TQ = Thank You

  • Sanaiya

    Plz add these words if u want to

    UrmC – you are my crush
    Kub – kill you b
    hot – hold on tight
    FV – forever verdict
    Stn – stop that nonsense

  • Its a much knowledgeble article for every body.
    Thanks to share this wonderful post.

  • preksha

    Lol I’m but I knew all in fact I use more! Foa= first of all
    Dr= don’t reply
    Mint m = mom is next to me
    Here are sum!

  • nazim

    bye= be yourself in end

  • Raghu A

    tq — > Thank You

    G98 –> Good Night

  • Kenneth Lester

    What Is Meaning Of ATM abbreviation???

  • mosi

    hey kennth the meaning of atm is at the moment or automated tell machine (cash machine)

  • bita

    does anyone know what this mean: <(')

  • Don McDonough

    “On my Way” or OMW for being late on cellphone reply…

  • Siddharth

    Bc stands for Bhench*d

  • comfort

    Tnks alot ,this is really gonna hlp out cuz i hate writx ful sentences

  • Scissorluv

    I have:
    Dmi: Don’t mention it
    Hru: How are you

    thats it until now

  • Anonymous

    xD- also means Lol

    xxx- kisses

    Xoxo- hugs and kisses

    Basf- Bored as *uck

    Cba- Cant be assed

    LIC- Like I Care

    Stfu- Shut the *uck up

  • Lolly G.

    NRN: No Response Necessary/No Response Needed.

  • Karan Verma

    G2h-go to hell

  • Zoyaa

    What was Yep mean??

  • Deepak

    Wow,thnx bro u really done a great job…?

  • OSM work.

  • Thanks for the comment Angelina 🙂

  • Khushi Thakur

    Great bro nyc job

  • Hi jaspal sir,
    Sometimes i get confuse while chatting when i get short forms. But you have done a great job.
    Thanks for the share.

  • Good list. Yes these short words are when we have less time to express our feelings. Thanks.