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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).

?4U I have a question for you.
^^ Read line above
121 one-to-one
<3 love
2 to
2mrw tomorrow
4 for
AFK away from keyboard
AKA also known as
ASAP as soon as possible
A/S/L age/sex/location
AYT Are you there?
B2W back to work
B4 before
BBL Be back later
BBS Be back soon
BF boyfriend
BFF best friend(s) forever
BRB Be right back
BTW by the way
CMB Call me back
CMIIW Correct me if I'm wrong
CU See you
CU L8R See you later
CUZ/COS because
CWYL Chat with you later
DC disconnected
DIY Do it yourself
DM Direct Message
F2F face-to-face
FAQ frequently asked questions
FB Facebook
FYI for your information
FYEO for your eyes only
GB goodbye
GF girlfriend
GG Gotta go
GL good luck
GR8 great!
HBD Happy Birthday
hhhhhh very funny
How r u How are you?
IC I see
IDK I don't know
IMHO in my humble opinion
IK I know
IM Instant Message
IOW in other words
J/K just kidding
K OK
L8R later (goodbye)
LOL laugh out loud
M/F male or female?
mins minutes
MSG message
nv nevermind
OIC Oh, I see
OTW on the way
P2P person-to-person
PLZ please
PM Private Message
ROFL rolling on the floor laughing
RUOK Are you okay?
Sup or Zup What's up?
SYL See you later
TGIF Thank goodness it's Friday
THX or thnx thanks
TTFN ta ta for now
TTYL Talk to you later
TYT Take your time
u you
U2 you too
ur your / you're
w/ with
w/o without
WRU Where are you?
XO hugs and kisses / love
ZZZ tired / bored

See also Chat Faces (smileys/emoticons)


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