List of internet/text slang abbreviations

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Internet slang abbreviations are typically initialisms used to summarise frequently-used expressions in internet culture. The earliest examples developed on internet newsletters and mailing lists in the 1980s[1] and some have subsequently been accepted into the Oxford English Dictionary.[2]

Common internet slang abbreviations[edit]

  • bf - boyfriend
  • bol - best of luck (accepted by the Online Slang Dictionary 31 December 2019)
  • btw - by the way
  • fml - fuck my life
  • gc - group chat [3]
  • gf - girlfriend
  • imho - in my humble opinion[4]
  • k - okay (an abbreviation of the abbreviation o.k., is to express agreement)
  • lol - laugh out loud (the expression of amusement sufficient to vocate a laughter)
  • np - no problem
  • nvm - never mind
  • obvs - obviously[5]
  • ofc - of course (an affirmation)
  • smh - shaking my head (as a type of mock disapproval, without any serious meaning of disapproval)
  • tbh - to be honest[4]
  • wtf - what the fuck (an expression of incomprehension or disbelief)
  • yh - yeah
  • yolo - you only live once


  1. Tam, Jimmy (11 August 2015). "RIP to LOL - the history of laughing out loud". BBC. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  2. Morgan, James (8 April 2011). "Why did LOL infiltrate the language?". BBC. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  3. - accessed 2020-02-06
  4. 4.0 4.1 Benjamin, Candice. "The Most Used Internet Abbreviations for Texting and Tweeting". Preply. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  5. Moreau, Elise. "What Does OFC Mean in Texting?". Lifewire. Retrieved 19 February 2020.

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