List of Texting Acronyms

A huge list of texting acronyms

The use of texting acronyms today is hugely widespread and there is rarely a text message that is sent that does not include some sort of text acronyms, texting abbreviations or even texting symbols. We have a dedicated page on the latter two of these giving you all of the hints, tips and information you will ever need so please check this out too by clicking here!

There are many reasons why you might want to find out about text message acronyms, you may want to decipher a text message that has been sent to you with one or several of these in, you may wish to use some for yourself and are unsure as to what ones there are or you may be a parent that wants to translate a text message or email that your child has between friends or a partner to ensure that they are behaving themselves. We have all the help you need in the below list of texting acronyms that you can use free of charge!

Although the page is titled ‘texting acronyms’ this does not mean that the acronyms used are solely for text message purposes. The same language is used on social networks when people are communication with each other, also via email and other instant messaging facilities.

Our aim is to help as many people as possible with their texting needs on this site and being understood in, or understanding a text message ourselves is of paramount importance and is one of the basic aspects of sending and receiving text messages.

The list that we have provided on this page is long but there are still hundreds more out there that we have not included, however the site will be updated with these on a regular basis as and when we come across them!

So here is our comprehensive list of acronyms to use when texting, alphabetical order!

List of text message acronyms and shorthand

A

  • AA As above
  • AAK Asleep at keyboard
  • AAK Alive and kicking
  • AAP Always a pleasure
  • AAR At any rate
  • ADAD Another day, another dollar
  • AEAP As early as possible
  • AFC Away from computer
  • AFAIAA As far as I am aware
  • AFAIC As far as I am concerned
  • AFAIK As far as I know
  • AFK Away from keyboard
  • AH At home
  • AITR Adult in the room
  • AKA Also known as
  • ALOL Actually laughing out loud
  • AMAP As much as possible
  • AMBW All my best wishes
  • AML All my love
  • AMOF As a matter of fact
  • AOTA All of the above
  • ASAP As soon as possible
  • ASL Age/sex/location
  • ATB All the best
  • ATM At the moment
  • AWOL Absent without leave
  • AYDY Are you done yet?
  • AYSOS Are you stupid or something?
  • AYS Are you serious?
  • AYT Are you there?

B

  • BAU Business as usual
  • BAY Back at ya
  • BB Be back
  • BBIAB Be back in a bit
  • BBIAM Be back in a minute
  • BBIAS Be back in a sec
  • BBL Be back later
  • BBS Be back soon
  • BBT Be back tomorrow
  • BD Big deal
  • BFF Best friends forever
  • BFFL Best friends for life
  • BFN Bye for now
  • BIF Before I forget
  • BION Believe it or not
  • BLNT Better luck next time
  • BM Bite me
  • BME Based on my experience
  • BM&Y Between me and you
  • BOL Best of luck
  • BRB Be right back
  • BRH Be right here
  • BRT Be right there
  • BSTS Better safe than sorry
  • BT Bite this
  • BTA But then again
  • BTDT Been there, done that
  • BTW By the way
  • BWL Bursting with laughter
  • BYOB Bring your own beer
  • BYOC Bring your own computer

C

  • C&G Chuckle & grin
  • C4N Ciao for now
  • CB Coffee break
  • CID Consider it done
  • CLAB Crying like a baby
  • CM Call me
  • CMB Call me back
  • COB Close of business
  • CRB Come right back
  • CRBT Crying really big tears
  • CSG Chuckle, snicker, grin
  • CSL Can’t stop laughing
  • CT Can’t talk
  • CU See you
  • CUA See you around
  • CUL See you later
  • CWOT Complete waste of time
  • CWYL Chat with you later
  • CYE Check your e-mail
  • CYO See you online

D

  • DA – “The”
  • DC Disconnect
  • DD Due diligence
  • DEGT Don’t even go there
  • DGAF Don’t give a *f£$k*
  • DIS Did I say?
  • DIY Do it yourself
  • DKDC Don’t know, don’t care
  • DM Doesn’t matter
  • DN Down
  • DTRT Do the right thing
  • DTS Don’t think so
  • DUR Do you remember?
  • DYFI Did you find it?
  • DYOR Do your own research

E

  • E Ecstasy
  • EMFBI Excuse me for butting in
  • EMFBI Excuse me for jumping in
  • EOD End of day
  • EOD End of discussion
  • EOL End of lecture
  • EOM End of message
  • EOS End of show
  • ETA Estimated time (of) arrival

F Text Acronyms

  • F Female
  • FAF Funny as *f£$k*
  • FAQ Frequently asked questions
  • FBM Fine by me
  • FC Fingers crossed
  • FFS For *f$%k’*sakes
  • FITB Fill in the blank
  • FOAD *F$%K* off and die
  • FOAF Friend of a friend
  • FOMCL Falling off my chair laughing
  • FRT For real though
  • FWIW For what it’s worth
  • FWM Fine with me
  • FYEO For your eyes only
  • FYA For your amusement
  • FYI For your information

G

  • G2CU Good to see you
  • G2G Got to go
  • G2R Got to run
  • GA Go ahead
  • GAL Get a life
  • GAS Got a second?
  • GB Goodbye
  • GBTW Get back to work
  • GFI Go for it
  • GF Girl friend
  • GG Gotta Go
  • GGOH Gotta Get Outa Here
  • GJ Good job
  • GL Good luck
  • GMTA Great minds think alike
  • GN Good night
  • GNSD Good night, sweet dreams
  • GOI Get over it
  • GR8 Great
  • GRATZ Congratulations
  • GRL Girl
  • GT Good try
  • GTFO Get the *freak* out
  • GTG Got to go
  • GTSY Great (or good) to see you

H

  • HAG1 Have a good one
  • HAK Hug and kiss
  • HAU How about you?
  • H&K Hugs & kisses
  • H2CUS Hope to see you soon
  • HAGN Have a good night
  • HAGO Have a good one
  • HAND Have a nice day
  • HB Hurry back
  • HBU How about you?
  • HF Have fun
  • HOAS Hold on a second
  • HRU How are you?
  • HTH Hope this helps
  • HV Have
  • HW Homework

I

  • IIAC In any case
  • IAE In any event
  • IAO I am out (of here)
  • IB I’m back
  • IC I see
  • ICAM I couldn’t agree more
  • ICBW It could be worse
  • ICFILWU I could fall in love with you
  • IDC I don’t care
  • IDK I don’t know
  • IDTS I don’t think so
  • IFYP I feel your pain
  • IG2R I got to run
  • IGHT I got high tonight
  • IHNI I have no idea
  • IIRC If I remember correctly
  • IK I know
  • ILU I love you
  • ILY I love you
  • IM Instant message
  • IMHO In my humble opinion
  • IMNSHO In my not so humble opinion
  • IMO In my opinion
  • IMS I am sorry
  • IMSB I am so bored
  • IMTM I am the man
  • IMU I miss u (you)
  • IOMH In over my head
  • IOW In other words
  • IRL In real life
  • IRMC I rest my case
  • ISLY I still love you
  • ITYK I thought you knew
  • IUSS If you say so
  • IWALU I will always love you
  • IWAWO I want a way out
  • IYKWIM If you know what I mean
  • IYO In your opinion
  • IYSS If you say so

J

  • JAM Just a minute
  • JFF Just for fun
  • JFGI Just f$%kin Google it
  • JIC Just in case
  • JJA Just joking around
  • JK Just kidding
  • JLMK Just let me know
  • JMO Just my opinion
  • JP Just playing
  • JTLYK Just to let you know
  • JW Just wondering

K

  • KB Keyboard
  • KEYA I will key you later
  • KEYME Key me when you get in
  • KFY Kiss for you
  • KIA Know it all
  • KIT Keep in touch
  • KOC Kiss on cheek
  • KOL Kiss on lips
  • KOTC Kiss on the cheek
  • KOTL Kiss on the lips
  • KNIM Know what I mean?
  • KPC Keeping parents clueless
  • KUTGW Keep up the good work

L

  • L2G (would) Love to go
  • L2K Like to come
  • LBAY Laughing back at you
  • LD Later, dude or Long distance
  • LERK Leaving easy reach of keyboard
  • LGH Lets get high
  • LH6 Lets have sex
  • LHSX Lets have sex
  • LHM Lord help me
  • LHO Laughing head off
  • LIC Like I care
  • LIMT Laugh in my tummy
  • LMAO Laughing my ass off
  • LMBO Laughing my butt off
  • LMFAO Laughing my freaking ass off
  • LMIRL Lets meet in real life
  • LMK Let me know
  • LMNK Leave my name out
  • LOA List of acronyms
  • LOL Laughing out loud
  • LOL Laugh out loud
  • LOL Lots of love
  • LOLH Laughing out loud hysterically
  • LOLO Lots of love
  • LOLWTF Laughing out loud (saying) “What the f%^k?”
  • LOTI Laughing on the inside
  • LQTM Laughing quietly to myself
  • LSHMBH Laugh so hard my belly hurts
  • LSV Language, sex and violence
  • LTD Living the dream
  • LTNS Long time no see
  • LTS Laughing to self
  • LULT Love you long time
  • LULZ Slang for LOL
  • LVM Left voice mail
  • LWOS Laughing without smiling
  • LY Love ya
  • LYLAS Love you like a sis
  • LYLC Love you like crazy
  • LYSM Love you so much

M

  • MC Merry Christmas
  • MEGO My eyes glaze over
  • MEH shrug or shrugging shoulders
  • MEHH a “sigh” or sighing
  • MEZ mesmerize (online gaming)
  • MFI Mad for it
  • MGB May God bless
  • MIRL Meet in real life
  • MMK Meaning okay? (as a question)
  • MNC Mother nature calls
  • MorF Male or female?
  • MOOS Member of the opposite sex
  • MOS Mother over shoulder
  • MOSS Member of same sex
  • MTF More to follow
  • MTFBWU May the force be with you
  • MUSM Miss you so much
  • MYO Mind your own (business)
  • MYOB Mind your own business

N

  • NADT Not a darn thing
  • NALOPKT Not a lot of people know that
  • NBD No big deal
  • NFM Not for me
  • NFS Not for sale
  • NFW No f$%kin way
  • NFW Not for work
  • NFWS Not for work safe
  • NIFOC Naked in front of computer
  • NIGI Now I get it
  • NIMBY Not in my back yard
  • NIROK Not in reach of keyboard
  • NLT No later than
  • NM Nothing much
  • NM Never mind
  • NMH Not much here
  • NMU Not much, you?
  • NOYB None of your business
  • NP No problem
  • NQT Newly qualified teacher
  • NRN No response/reply necessary
  • NSA No strings attached
  • NSFW Not safe for work
  • NSISR Not sure if spelled right
  • NT Nice try
  • NW No way
  • NWO No way out

O

  • OTB Off to bed
  • OTFL On the floor laughing
  • OTL Out to lunch
  • OTOH On the other hand
  • OTP On the phone
  • OTT Over the top
  • OTTOMH Off the top of my head
  • OTW Off to work
  • OYO On your own

P

  • P2P Parent to parent
  • P2P Peer to peer
  • PAW Parents are watching
  • PCM Please call me
  • PDH Pretty darn happy
  • PDQ Pretty darn quick
  • PFT Pretty f£$kin tight
  • PIC Picture
  • PIP Peeing in pants
  • PIR Parents in room
  • PITA Pain in the ass
  • PLD Played
  • PLMK Please let me know
  • PLU People like us
  • PM Private Message
  • PMFI Pardon me for interrupting
  • PMFJI Pardon me for jumping in
  • PMSL Pee myself laughing
  • POAHF Put on a happy face
  • POS Parent over shoulder
  • POV Point of view
  • PPL People
  • PPU Pending pick-up
  • PRW People/parents are watching
  • PSOS Parent standing over shoulder
  • PSP Playstation Portable
  • PTL Praise the Lord
  • PTMM Please tell me more
  • PXT Please explain that
  • PU That stinks!
  • PUKS Pick up kids

Q

  • Q Queue
  • QFE Question for everyone
  • QFI Quoted for idiocy
  • QFI Quoted for irony
  • QIK Quick
  • QL Quit laughing
  • QQ Quick question

R

  • RBAY Right back at you
  • RIP Rest in peace
  • RL Real life
  • RME Rolling my eyes
  • RMLB Read my lips baby
  • RMMM Read my mail man
  • ROFL Rolling on floor laughing
  • ROFLMAO Rolling on the floor, laughing my @ss off
  • ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing
  • RSN Real soon now
  • RTBS Reason to be single
  • RTFM Read the f£$kin manual
  • RTFQ Read the f£$kin question
  • RTMS Read the manual, stupid
  • RTWFQ Read the whole f£$kin question
  • RW Real world
  • RYB Read your Bible
  • RYS Read your screen
  • RYS Are you single?

S

  • S2R Send to receive
  • S2S Sorry to say
  • SAL Such a laugh
  • SBT Sorry ’bout that
  • SC Stay cool
  • SDMB Sweet dreams, my baby
  • SETE Smiling Ear-to-Ear
  • SFAIK So far as I know
  • SH Same here
  • SHID Slapping head in disgust
  • SICNR Sorry, I could not resist
  • SIHTH Stupidity is hard to take
  • SIMYC Sorry I missed your call
  • SIR Strike it rich
  • SIS Snickering in silence
  • SIT Stay in touch
  • SLAP Sounds like a plan
  • SMHID Scratching my head in disbelief
  • SNAFU Situation normal all fouled up
  • SNERT Snot nosed egotistical rude teenager
  • SO Significant other
  • SOAB Son of a Bitch
  • SOL Sooner or later
  • SOMY Sick of me yet?
  • SorG Straight or Gay?
  • SOS Meaning help
  • SOT Short of time
  • SOTMG Short of time, must go
  • SOWM Someone with me
  • SPST Same place, same time
  • SPTO Spoke to
  • SS So sorry
  • SSDD Same stuff, different day
  • SSIF So stupid it’s funny
  • SSINF So stupid it’s not funny
  • ST&D Stop texting and drive
  • STFU Shut the f£$k up
  • STW Search the Web
  • SUITM See you in the morning
  • SUL See you later
  • SWAK Sent with a kiss
  • SWALK Sealed with a loving kiss
  • SWL Screaming with laughter
  • SWMBO She who must be obeyed
  • SYL See you later
  • SYS See you soon

T

  • TA Thanks a lot
  • TAFN That’s all for now
  • TAM Tomorrow a.m.
  • TAU Thinking about you
  • TAUMUALU Thinking about you miss you always love you
  • TB Text Back
  • TBC To be continued
  • TBD To be determined
  • TBH To be honest
  • TBL Text back later
  • TC Take care
  • TCB Take care of business
  • TCOY Take care of yourself
  • TDTM Talk dirty to me
  • TFS Thanks for sharing
  • TGIF Thank God it’s Friday
  • THT Think happy thoughts
  • TIA Thanks in advance
  • TIAD Tomorrow is another day
  • TIC Tongue-in-cheek
  • TILIS Tell it like it is
  • TL Too long
  • TMB Text me back
  • TMI Too much information
  • TMOT Trust me on this
  • TMTH Too much to handle
  • TMWFI Take my word for it
  • TNSTAAFL There’s no such thing as a free lunch
  • TNT Til next time
  • TOJ Tears of joy
  • TOS Terms of service
  • TOU Thinking of you
  • TOY Thinking of you
  • TPM Tomorrow p.m.
  • TPTB The powers that be
  • TQ Te quiero / I love you (Spanish)
  • TSNF That’s so not fair
  • TSTB The sooner, the better
  • TTFN Ta ta for now
  • TTTT These things take time
  • TTUL Talk to you later
  • TWSS That’s what she said
  • TTG Time to go
  • TTYAFN Talk to you awhile from now
  • TTYL Talk to you later
  • TTYS Talk to you soon
  • TY Thank you
  • TYFYC Thank you for your comment
  • TYS Told you so
  • TYT Take your time
  • TYSO Thank you so much
  • TYAFY Thank you and f£$k you
  • TYVM Thank you very much

U

  • UCMU You crack me up
  • UDI Unidentified drinking injury
  • UDM U (You) da (the) man
  • UDS Ugly domestic scene
  • UFB Un f@£ing believable
  • UFN Until further notice
  • UGTBK You’ve got to be kidding
  • UKTR You know that’s right
  • UL Upload
  • UNA Use no acronyms
  • UNPC Un- (not) politically correct
  • URSKTM You are so kind to me
  • URTM You are the man
  • URW You are welcome
  • USBCA Until something better comes along
  • UV Unpleasant visual
  • UW You’re welcome

V

  • VBS Very big smile
  • VEG Very evil grin
  • VFF Very freaking funny
  • VFM Value for money
  • VGC Very good condition
  • VIP Very important person
  • VM Voice mail VN Very nice
  • VSC Very soft chuckle
  • VSF Very sad face

W

  • WAH Working at home
  • WAJ What a jerk
  • WAM Wait a minute
  • WAS Wait a second
  • WAWA Where are we at?
  • WAYF Where are you from?
  • W/B Write back
  • WB Welcome back
  • WBS Write back soon
  • WC Who cares
  • WCA Who cares anyway
  • WIBNI Wouldn’t it be nice if
  • WDALYIC Who died and left you in charge
  • WDYK What do you know?
  • WDYT What do you think?
  • WIIFM What’s in it for me?
  • WISP Winning is so pleasurable
  • WITP What is the point?
  • WITW What in the world
  • WIU Wrap it up
  • WRT With regard to
  • WL Whatta loser
  • W/O Without
  • WOMBAT Waste of money, brains and time
  • WRUD What are you doing?
  • WTF What the f£$k ?
  • WTFE What the f£$k ever
  • WTFO What the f£$k ?, over.
  • WTG Way to go
  • WTGP Want to go private
  • WTH What the heck?
  • WTM Who’s the man?
  • WU What’s up?
  • WUCIWUG What you see is what you get
  • WUF Where are you from?
  • WUW What u (you) want?
  • WUU2 What are you up to?
  • WWJD What would Jesus do?
  • WWNC Will wonders never cease
  • WWYC Write when you can
  • WYCM Will you call me?
  • WYD What (are) you doing?
  • WYGAM When you get a minute
  • WYHAM When you have a minute
  • WYLEI When you least expect it
  • WYSIWYG What you see is what you get

X

  • XME Excuse Me
  • XYL Ex-young lady
  • XYZ Examine your zipper

Y

  • Y? Why?
  • Y Yawn
  • YAA Yet another acronym
  • YABA Yet another bloody acronym
  • YBS You’ll be sorry
  • YCDBWYCID You can’t do business when your computer is down
  • YCHT You can have them
  • YCLIU You can look it up
  • YCMU You crack me up
  • YG Young gentleman
  • YGTBKM You’ve got to be kidding me
  • YGG You go girl
  • YHBT You have been trolled
  • YHBW You have been warned
  • YHL You have lost
  • YIU Yes, I understand
  • YKW You know what
  • YKWYCD You know what you can do
  • YL Young lady
  • YMMV Your mileage may vary
  • YNK You never know
  • YR Yeah right
  • YRYOCC You’re running your own cuckoo clock
  • YSIC Your sister in Christ
  • YSYD Yeah sure you do
  • YT You there?
  • YTTL You take too long
  • YTG You’re the greatest
  • YW You’re welcome
  • YWHNB Yes, we have no bananas
  • YWHOL Yelling “woohoo” out loud
  • YWSYLS You win some, you lose some
  • YYSSW Yeah, yeah, sure, sure, whatever

Z

  • Z Zero
  • ZH Sleeping Hour
  • ZOT Zero tolerance

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