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

Updated on January 26, 2016

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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      Florence 11 months ago

      Thank you soo much. It's been reall helpful

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      Pramod Kumar 17 months ago

      Thanks bro for help

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      I rock 18 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

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      prathap 19 months ago

      TX fr uR info....

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      KittyWolf 19 months ago

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      natu 20 months ago

      The coke thing is killing me!

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      irenegeorge 2 years ago

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

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      Nicole 2 years ago

      I love this page so much

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      shiny 2 years ago

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

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      sherabel smth 2 years ago

      ty for this opinions ty ty ty ty

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      hanna 2 years ago

      ok so what does lmaoo mean

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      naeem 2 years ago

      finally Ive got meaning of Hmm- haa meri maa

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      abosede oladapo 2 years ago

      Thank you for making it easy for me to type

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      chandan chandu 2 years ago

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

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      Pp 2 years ago

      Nyc 1....tnx

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      FAITH 3 years ago


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      sheen 3 years ago

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

      Its good keep it up (KIU)

      God blss (GB)

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      ree sandhu.. 3 years ago

      I appreciate to ur wrk..kutgw

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      natasha 3 years ago

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

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      naz 3 years ago

      Thanx con

      I 9 the new one

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      Swaggily Muffins 3 years ago

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

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      Wonder 4 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!

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      RamamoorthiPoongavanam 4 years ago

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

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      aravi 5 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) can use this explanation in to the list and also the FYI&A (For your Information and Action)

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      amit patil 5 years ago

      good information !

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      nav 5 years ago

      GBU- gOd bLesS U...

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      Heaven 5 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.

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      Loz_Bunny 5 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!!!!!!

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      Kolade chris 5 years ago

      Thanks for the clarification

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      Ruth McCollum 5 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

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

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      Suma 5 years ago

      nice..... good job

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      Alta5656 5 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

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

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      kumar s 5 years ago

      good info. thanks for updating

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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.....

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      Naija boy 5 years ago

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

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      walter 5 years ago

      good job. thumbs up!!

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      Omo Yoruba 5 years ago

      E seun: meaning thank you. helped a lot.

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      leejoy 6 years ago

      thx bro..helpd me a lot

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      mani 6 years ago

      omg means...?

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      Luv2larf 6 years ago

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

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      sadia 6 years ago and meaningfull

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      Lovina 6 years ago

      ty, kutgw. Cheers!

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      kenzy 6 years ago

      that's nice we need more

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      INVICTUS 6 years ago

      its all just bullshit....

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      agaglia 6 years ago

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

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      jatin 6 years ago

      thanx for your guidance

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      balakrishna 6 years ago

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

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      fusion 6 years ago

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

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      CarolineVABC 6 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!:-)

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      SharnaJAzzminWOuters 6 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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      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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      Emily40 6 years ago

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

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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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      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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      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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      Tracy 6 years ago from San Francisco

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

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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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      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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      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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      dexixy 6 years ago from Kampala

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

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      dexixy 6 years ago from Kampala

      H P Roychoudhury , thanks for visiting and the compliment

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      dexixy 6 years ago from Kampala

      Truckstop Sally, surely i never made it up:)

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      dexixy 6 years ago from Kampala

      Julie, thanks for the feedback

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      Gail Sobotkin 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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      H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

      It is fantastic for an outsider.

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

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

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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