EnglishClub
Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub
English Club : Learn English : English Chat : Chat Abbreviations

Chat Abbreviations

Abbreviations are short forms of words or phrases. Abbreviations are often used in chatrooms because they are easy to type and they save time. They are also used for texting or direct/instant messaging. Many people also use abbreviations on social media sites. Here are some common abbreviations. Some are shown here in capitals (for example: AFK), but they can also be in small letters (for example: afk).

?4UI have a question for you.
^^Read line above
121one-to-one
<3love
2to
2mrwtomorrow
4for
AFKaway from keyboard
AKAalso known as
ASAPas soon as possible
A/S/Lage/sex/location
AYTAre you there?
B2Wback to work
B4before
BBLBe back later
BBSBe back soon
BFboyfriend
BFFbest friend(s) forever
BRBBe right back
BTWby the way
CMBCall me back
CMIIWCorrect me if I'm wrong
CUSee you
CU L8RSee you later
CUZ/COSbecause
CWYLChat with you later
DCdisconnected
DIYDo it yourself
DMDirect Message
F2Fface-to-face
FAQfrequently asked questions
FBFacebook
FYIfor your information
FYEOfor your eyes only
GBgoodbye
GFgirlfriend
GGGotta go
GLgood luck
GR8great!
HBDHappy Birthday
hhhhhhvery funny
How r uHow are you?
ICI see
IDKI don't know
IMHOin my humble opinion
IKI know
IMInstant Message
IOWin other words
J/Kjust kidding
KOK
L8Rlater (goodbye)
LOLlaugh out loud
M/Fmale or female?
minsminutes
MSGmessage
nvnevermind
OICOh, I see
OTWon the way
P2Pperson-to-person
PLZplease
PMPrivate Message
ROFLrolling on the floor laughing
RUOKAre you okay?
Sup or ZupWhat's up?
SYLSee you later
TGIFThank goodness it's Friday
THX or thnxthanks
TTFNta ta for now
TTYLTalk to you later
TYTTake your time
uyou
U2you too
uryour / you're
w/with
w/owithout
WRUWhere are you?
XOhugs and kisses / love
ZZZtired / bored

See also Chat Faces (smileys/emoticons)

Terms | Privacy | Contact | Report error

EnglishClub Group EnglishClub EasyEnglish ESLDepot Teflnet

© 1997-2014 EnglishClub