What is the Meaning of wtf, lmao, rofl, afk, & Other Chat Words?

Many people encounter internet slang and acronyms like "lol," "omg," "thx," "wtf," "lmao," etc. on blogs, chat, email, image boards, text messages and forums. You may be scratching your head wondering what these words mean. Well, now you can sit back and relax because today there will be no more head scratching. I am going to reveal the definition of these words.

And here we go:

  • lol - laughing out loud
  • omg - oh my God
  • rofl - rolling on the floor laughing
  • lmao - laugh my @$$ off
  • brb - be right back
  • afk-away from keyboard
  • Dos-Dozing off soon
  • ty - thank you
  • np - no problem
  • fyi - for your information
  • ttyl -Talk to you later
  • thx - Thanks
  • Lshccomnaiweda - Laughing so hard coke came out my nose and i wasn't even drinking any
  • bak- Back at the keyboard
  • toy- Thinking of you
  • ybs- You will be sorry
  • asl - age sex location?
  • omfg - oh my funky God
  • idk - I don't Know
  • boy - beginning of year
  • wtf - what the f***
  • wth - what the hell
  • kutgw - keep up the good work
  • idk - I don't know
  • imo -in my opinion
  • coz - because
  • ooo - one on one OR out of office
  • gtg - got to go
  • h8 - hate
  • bol - busts out laughing
  • b2b - business to business
  • stfu - shut the f*** up.
  • DIY - do it yourself
  • ASAP - as soon as possible
  • w8 - Wait

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Julie2 6 years ago from New York City

Wow, thanks for clarifying. I was getting really sick and tired of trying to figure this out whenever someone wrote to me! LOL

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Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

Thanks for the explanation. Surely you made up Lshccomnaiweda. Funny!

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H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

It is fantastic for an outsider.

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Happyboomernurse 6 years ago from South Carolina

I learned a lot from this hub and have always wondered what some of these abbreviations mean. For instance, I wasn't sure if LOL was a lot of love or laughing out loud. And I definitely never heard of Lshccomnaiweda which made me laugh when I read its meaning. Thanks for sharing this info.

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dexixy 6 years ago from Kampala Author

Julie, thanks for the feedback

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dexixy 6 years ago from Kampala Author

Truckstop Sally, surely i never made it up:)

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dexixy 6 years ago from Kampala Author

H P Roychoudhury , thanks for visiting and the compliment

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dexixy 6 years ago from Kampala Author

Happyboomernurse Great to hear you learnt something from this hub and thanks for the feedback, stay well

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Julie2 6 years ago from New York City

Now I'll be able to understand when me nieces write to me on FB! LOL

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

For years I have been out of the loop with these abbreviations! How about GBYB? God bless you bud!

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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Yo, a great list that never crossed my mind to hub on. Great topic and good list of explanations the coke out the nose was funny, need to make one for "you owe me a key board I just sprayed mine with coke" or some shit.

Excellent write I'll send out some flyers.

Peace 50

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tracykarl99 6 years ago from San Francisco

Thx! This was helpful ~ Always delighted with learning new acronyms! Great hub! kutgw:)

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amybradley77 6 years ago

This is very useful, voted way up!! I knew most of them from little computer family members sharing this lingo with me, but not all of it. They just say, oh she's an old lady and laugh. Well, guess what the jokes kind of on them since I may not have known them all but there Grandmother already did. Who is an old lady, anymore anyway? A.B.

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TINA V 6 years ago

This is quite useful to understand the new language of the present generation. I’ll bookmark this hub for future reference. Thumbs up!

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d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

I thought i knew them all, but have to say, i learned a few new ones today. Thanks

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Emily40 6 years ago

Hey thanks for the info.. i knew some before and i learn afew new ones..Cheers:)

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purpleangel47 6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

So ... now I know what h8 and gtg mean! I'd seen them before but had no clue. And I learned from your hub a few I didn't even know existed.

Abbreviated language - what's next? :)

Great info!

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SharnaJAzzminWOuters 5 years ago

luv this site i thought i know a lot bein young but you proved me wrong !!! thx it really helped g2g (L)

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CarolineVABC 5 years ago from Castaic

Great info on internet abbreviations!!! Although I knew most of it, I've always wondered what some of them meant such as lmao, rofl, afk. Thanks for clarifying these frequently used abbrev.!:-) Great hub, dexixy! Keep up the good work. God bless!:-)

fusion 5 years ago

very nice information all the person have so miss understating about that chat words

ANTIM 5 years ago


balakrishna 5 years ago

Great info on internet abbreviations!!!Thanks for clarifying these frequently used abbrev.!:-)

jatin 5 years ago

thanx for your guidance

F CK 5 years ago


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agaglia 5 years ago

thnx. this was informative. I didn't know all of these.

INVICTUS 5 years ago

its all just bullshit....

kenzy 5 years ago

that's nice we need more

Lovina 5 years ago

ty, kutgw. Cheers!

sadia 5 years ago

Imo......lol......intresting and meaningfull

Luv2larf 5 years ago

Thanx this helped me you should rite more:) thanx!!

mani 5 years ago

omg means...?

leejoy 5 years ago

thx bro..helpd me a lot

Omo Yoruba 5 years ago

E seun: meaning thank you. helped a lot.

walter 5 years ago

good job. thumbs up!!

Naija boy 5 years ago

Thanks for the explanation.You are the man...

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loveofnight 5 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

For now I am just shaking my head and laughing my ass off [you klnow the abbreviations]........I enjoyed the read.....

kumar s 5 years ago

good info. thanks for updating

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Alta5656 4 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

Thanks for this info, dexixy. As Naija boy said..you're the man! And thanks for the add too. More power. Voted up and useful.

Suma 4 years ago

nice..... good job

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Rusti Mccollum 4 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

THANKYOU. I'm an old lady lol didn't know what those meant .lol

Kolade chris 4 years ago

Thanks for the clarification

Loz_Bunny 4 years ago

LOL. I never knew what the one that is "Laughing so hard coke came out of my nose and I wasn't even drinking any." LOL!!!!!!

Heaven 4 years ago

OMG! One of the Ten Commandments of God states: Thou shalt not take the NAME of the LORD your GOD in VAIN! So it's not right to use God in such expressions as OMG or surprise or something without respect.

nav 4 years ago

GBU- gOd bLesS U...

amit patil 4 years ago

good information !

aravi 4 years ago

I learnt many acronyms which is used in the chat. I was wondering for LOL and OMG... now got clarified. Great work, Keep it Up (KIU)..you can use this explanation in to the list and also the FYI&A (For your Information and Action)

RamamoorthiPoongavanam 3 years ago

Thanx this helped me you should write more,we are expecting too from you and really thanx!!

Wonder 3 years ago

Really? Half the ppl looking at this had kno idea wht some of this stuff meant. Iknow all of these and im only 11!

Swaggily Muffins 2 years ago

LSHMSFOAIDMT - Laughing so hardmy sumbrero fell off and i dropped my taco.

naz 2 years ago

Thanx con

I 9 the new one

natasha 2 years ago

I didn't know wat is rofl but its rolling on the floor laughing

ree sandhu.. 2 years ago

I appreciate to ur wrk..kutgw

sheen 2 years ago

Osum.. Finlyy we know oll d meaning of abb.

Its good keep it up (KIU)

God blss (GB)

FAITH 2 years ago


Pp 2 years ago

Nyc 1....tnx

chandan chandu 2 years ago

Too smart ...grt..short n sweet....ty,lol :p

abosede oladapo 22 months ago

Thank you for making it easy for me to type

naeem 20 months ago

finally Ive got meaning of Hmm- haa meri maa

hanna 18 months ago

ok so what does lmaoo mean

sherabel smth 18 months ago

ty for this opinions ty ty ty ty

shiny 17 months ago

Really help ful page...knew some before ;today got max ....thank u..

Nicole 14 months ago

I love this page so much

irenegeorge 14 months ago

surely no more head scratching for me cox of these word.

natu 10 months ago

The coke thing is killing me!

KittyWolf 9 months ago

prathap 9 months ago

TX fr uR info....

I rock 8 months ago

Thanks dude... recently I asked my friend what wtf is.... she told it's a bad word so no need to know it.... but forbidden fruit is most desired.... u helped me

Pramod Kumar 7 months ago

Thanks bro for help

Florence 8 weeks ago

Thank you soo much. It's been reall helpful

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