Slangs or acronyms like LOL, BAE ASAP, KISS, can be seen in almost all our informal messages with, friends, families or any other people closer to us. So on this article, I’ll be listing out some common slangs we use in our day-to-day activities and I’ll be explaining their meaning.
1. 3G, 4G, 5G thanks for 3rd generation 4th generation and 5th generation.
2. AIDS – Acquired Immune deficiency Syndrome.
3. ASAP – As Soon As Possible
4. AWOL – Absent Without Official Leave
This is mostly used in an official place like work.
5. B2B – Business-to-business
Companies that focus on selling goods and services to other companies. An enterprise analytics tool, for instance, would be a B2B product.
6. B4 – Before
Ex. “Ask Alice. She got there B4 me.”
7. BAE – Before Anything Else
Used as a term of endearment for someone you care about.
Ex. “My BAE and I are staying in tonight.”
8. BFF – Best Friends Forever
Ex. “Troy and Abed are total BFFs!”
9. BRB – Be right back
Ex. “brb, making nachos.”
10. BTW – By the way
Ex. “captain Dan is not my real name BTW.”
11. CC – Carbon copy
On social media, CC has the same usage as the CC on your emails: to make sure that a Twitter user sees your Tweet, used with the @ mention and their Twitter handle.
Ex. “Amazing new insights into digital marketing: bit.ly/link cc: @hnshah”
12. CPC – Cost per click
In online advertising, cost-per-click refers to the price paid by an advertiser who is charged every time someone clicks on an ad (rather than every time the ad is shown). The cost-per-click is the dollar amount that the advertiser pays for each click.
13. CPM – Cost per thousand
In comparison to cost-per-click, cost-per-thousand is based on the impressions (views) of an ad. In CPM, the advertiser is charged for every 1,000 impressions of an ad. Fun fact: The “M” in CPM stands for “Mille,” which is the roman numeral name for 1,000 (in case you were wondering why it’s CPM instead of CPT).
14. CR – Conversion rate
CR is the number of people who take an action, divided by the number of people who could have. For example, if you have 100 visits to your landing page and 25 people click the button, the button has a 25 percent conversion rate.
15. CRM – Customer Relationship Management
CRM is a way of managing the interaction and communication between your business and its leads or customers. In certain ways, CRM is like an address book with super powers. Salesforce is one of the leading CRM providers online.
16. CSS – Cascading stylesheet
This code language gives websites their look. The layout, colors, fonts, borders, spacing, and all other visual elements of a website occur because of the styles declared in CSS.
17. CTR – Click through rate
Like conversion rate, this measures the amount of people who took an action—in the case of CTR, the action is a click—divided by the number of people who could have.
18. DATE: DATE is an acronym of Day And Time Evolution. It is the given or assigned end of life, duration.
19. DM – Direct Message
This refers to messages received in your private Twitter inbox.
Ex. “I’d love to connect! Can you DM me your email address?”
20. ELI5 – Explain like I’m 5 (years old)
This one is often seen on Reddit. It’s used to ask for a simple explanation to a complex topic.
Ex. “ELI5, how does wind work?
21. F2F – Face to face
Ex. “Let’s chat F2F instead of skype.”
22. FB – Facebook
23. FBF – Flashback Friday
A theme where you share an old picture or status from back in the day, FBF is often represented in hashtag form (and it’s quite similar to another weekly meme, Throwback Thursday).
24. FF – Follow Friday
A trend that began on Twitter, Follow Friday lets you share the names of other Twitter users whom you think your followers should follow.
Ex. “FF: @leowid @courtneyseiter @nmillerbooks #buffer”
25. FYI – For your information
Ex. “FYI, my Macbook Air smells like fresh popcorn!”
26. GOAT – Greatest of all time
27. GIF: GIF is an acronym for Graphics Interchanged Format. It is referred to as a bitmap image format for pictures with support for animations. If you are a WhatsApp user, you will know what GIF looks like.
28. Gr8 – Great
Ex. “Gr8 stuff! RT @buffer Check out our new transparency dashboard full of resources!”
29. HBD – Happy birthday
Ex. “My best friend is turning 30 today! HBD @annief!”
30. H2H – Head-to-Head
31. HMB – Hit me back
32. HMU – Hit me up
Ex. “Let’s chat this week. HMB on my cell.”
33. HTML – Hyper Text Markup Language
HTML is the coding language used to build webpages and any other information viewable on the web. HTML is the foundation and the frame of every website you visit. CSS adds the color and layout to the page.
34. ICYMI – In case you missed it
This one can be used when resharing something from earlier or in a “things you should know today” format. You might find it often in recap-type posts and updates.
Ex. “ICYMI, the Buckeyes won the national championship! #gobucks”
35. IDC – I don’t care
Ex. “Raining today. IDC.”
36. IDK – I don’t know
Ex. “Super tough test today! Our 14th president? IDK.
37. IG – Instagram
38. IKR – I know, right?
Ex. “ikr RT: @vimeo The most amazing announcement ever. Gotta see this video.”
39. ILY – I love you
40. JK – Just kidding
Ex. “I’m king of the world! JK.”
41. KISS – Keep It Short and Simple
42. L8 – Late
Ex. “Running L8! See you in 15. :)”
43. LMAO – Laughing my a** off
Ex. “Camping was in tents/intense! LMAO!”
44. LMK – Let me know
Ex. “Anyone interested in chatting about small biz marketing? LMK. kevan at bufferapp.com”
45. LOL – Laughing out loud
46. LOLz – Laughing out loud (plural/sarcastic)
Lolz is the plural of LOL, but instead of having an “s,” people write it with a “z”. Some say that LOLz means you’re laughing out loud sarcastically.
47. MCM – Man crush Monday
This acronym refers to a weekly trend where users mention or post photos about a man whom they like or admire.
48. NVM – Never mind
Ex. “Ha, I thought all day that this was a Saturday. LOL. NVM.”
49. OMG – Oh my God
Ex. “OMG! I can’t believe how great this new app is. :)”
50. OTP – One true pairing
This refers to two people or characters that you feel are meant for each other.
Ex. “Lady and the Tramp are my OTP.”
48. POLICE: Public Officer For Legal Investigation And Criminal Emergencies. This is legally accepted. You can also abbreviated the word as Polite, Obedient, Loyal, Intelligent, Courageous, Efficient.
49. POS: POS means Point Of Sale. You must have been using the abbreviation “POS” for a while, but obviously don’t know what it means. It means Point Of Sale. You can credit or debit from your bank account using the POS machine
50. PIN – Personal Identification Number
51. RADAR: RADAR is an acronym for Radio Detection And Ranging. It is a method of detecting distant objects and determining their position, velocity, or other characteristics by analysis of sent radio waves, which is reflected from their surface. If you are a fan of PES, you will know what a radar looks like.
52. RAM – Random Access Memory
53. ROI – Return on investment
54. RT – Retweet
55. SMART: SMART is an a acronym for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevantly, Timely. You can create a SMART goal for yourself, it helps to be successful. You need to be SMART to make it big.
56. SEO – Search engine optimization
SEO refers to the practice of optimizing a website so that it ranks highly in search engine result pages.
57. SIM – Subscriber Identity Module
58. SMH – Shaking my head
This abbreviation signifies both something embarrassing and something with which the user might disagree.
Ex. “Mustard on my tie, again. SMH.”
59. TBH – To be honest
Ex. “TBH I really love you.”
60. TBT – Throwback Thursday
Often used as a hashtag, TBT is when users share a photo from their past, often baby photos or, in the case of companies, photos from their early years.
Ex. “Here’s the first version of our logo! Wow, it’s come a long way! #TBT”
61. TGIF – Thank goodness it’s Friday
Ex. “Been a long week. TGIF!”
62. TTYL – Talk to you later
63. TTYS – Talk to you soon
Ex. “#bufferchat was awesome! TTYL, everyone!”
64. URL – Uniform Resource Locator
A URL is the web address for a specific page. The URL for the Buffer blog is https://m.hub.opera.com You can see the URL for any web page by looking in the address bar at the top of your browser window.
65. WBU – What about you?
Ex. “I’m getting married this year. WBU?”
66. WCW – Woman crush Wednesday
Like Man crush Monday, Woman crush Wednesday is a chance for social media users to share an update or a photo with a special recognition or reference to a woman they like or admire.
67. YOLO – You only live once
This abbreviation is usually preceded by or in reference to something someone did that was brave, foolish, or spontaneous.