18 Abbreviations and Meanings, 18 Acronyms List

18 Abbreviations and Meanings, 18 Acronyms List! When learning English, abbreviations are really useful. In our daily lives, we employ acronyms. They assist us in cutting down on the length of our chat. When it comes to learning new words, abbreviations are really useful. We utilize abbreviations in everyday English writing, as well as when conversing and texting, and this is the fundamental reason why abbreviations are significant.

Learning English vocabulary is not as simple as it appears, since it is a very broad topic of English. There are only a few English grammar courses, but when the concentrate is on vocabulary, you will be surprised at how large the vocabulary is. To become fluent in English, ESL students must acquire a lot of terminologies, and one of them is English abbreviations.

18 Abbreviations with Meaning

  • HTH: Hope this helps
  • GG: Good game
  • CTN: Can’t talk now
  • pls: Please
  • GMV: Got my vote
  • ETA: Estimated time of arrival
  • gr8: Great
  • BTW: By the way
  • POS: Parent over shoulder
  • dI: Download
  • w/e: Whatever
  • OT: Off topic
  • FWIW: For what it’s worth
  • W8: Wait
  • PC: Personel computer
  • GL: Good luck
  • ppl: People
  • GTG: Got to go
  • FYI: For your information
  • Txt: Text
  • GJ: Good job
  • CYE: Check your email

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10 Most Common Abbreviations

Another List of Some Common Abbreviations

  • BBL→ Be back later
  • EM→ Email
  • FYEO→ For your eyes only
  • GN→ Goodnight
  • HAND→ Have a nice day
  • HBU→ How about you
  • HF→ Have fun
  • HU→ Hug you
  • IC→ I see
  • IDC→ I don’t care
  • JOOC→ Just out of curiosity
  • L8R→ Later
  • LI→ LinkedIn
  • M/F→ Male/Female
  • M8→ Mate
  • OT→ Off topic
  • PLZ→ Please
  • PPL→ People
  • SMH→ Shaking my head
  • TC→ Take care
  • W8→ Wait
  • YW→ You’re welcome
  • AAB→ Average at best
  • AEAP→ As early as possible
  • AFK→ Away from keyboard
  • ASAP→ As soon as possible
  • BB→ Bye Bye
  • DIY→ Do it yourself
  • DND→ Do not disturb
  • FB→ Facebook
  • GF→ Girlfriend
  • GTG→ Got to go
  • IRL→ In real life
  • JAM→ Just a minute
  • JJ→ Just joking
  • LMHO→ Laughing my head off
  • MT→ Modified tweet
  • MU→ Miss you
  • OH→ Overheard
  • RT→ Retweet
  • SU→ Shut up
  • TG→ That’s great
  • TY→ Thank you
  • WB→ Welcome back
  • BD→ Big deal
  • BF→ Boyfriend, or best friend
  • CU→ See you
  • CYL→ Call you later
  • FWD→ Forward
  • GR8→ Great
  • HTH→ Here to help
  • IMO→ In my opinion
  • ITT→ In this thread
  • JIC→ Just in case
  • KYP→ Keep you posted
  • LMK→ Let me know
  • LMS→ Like my status
  • LU→ Love you
  • MSG→ Message
  • NE1→ Anyone
  • NSFW→ Not safe for work
  • O3→ Out of office
  • OP→ Original poster
  • Pic→ Picture
  • S2R→ Send to receive
  • SD→ Sweet dreams
  • 404 → No clue
  • A3→ Anywhere-anytime-any place
  • ADL→ All day long
  • B/W→ Between
  • Bcor B/C → Because
  • BM→ Bite me
  • BTW→ By the way
  • CFY→ Calling for you
  • CYS→ Check your settings
  • FYI→ For your information
  • G2B→ Going to bed
  • GG→ Good game
  • GM→ Good morning
  • IM→ Instant message
  • KMP→ Keep me posted
  • LOL→ Laughing out loud
  • NP→ No problem
  • OMW→ On my way
  • PM→ Private message
  • TMI→ Too much information
  • TTYS→ Talk to you soon
  • WTF→ What the f*ck
  • AFC→ Away from computer
  • AKA→ Also known as
  • ASL→ Age/Sex/Location
  • B4→ Before
  • BC→ Be cool
  • CFY→ Calling for you
  • CTS→ Changing the subject
  • F2F→ Face to face
  • ICQ→ I seek you
  • KU→ Kiss you
  • LMA→ Leave me alone
  • LMAO→ Laughing my a*s off
  • NOYB→ None of your business
  • OMG→ Oh my god
  • RL→ Real life
  • SOS→ Someone on shoulder
  • SRY→ Sorry
  • SS→ So sorry
  • TIA→ Thanks in advance
  • TTYL→ Talk to you later
  • WTH→ What the h*ll
  • YCM→ You copied me
  • ATM→ At the moment
  • BA3→ Battery
  • BG→ Big grin
  • BMT→ Before my time
  • BOT→ Back on topic
  • BRB→ Be right back
  • DL→ Dead link
  • DM→ Direct message
  • EOS→ End of story
  • GAL→ Get a life
  • IACL→ I am currently laughing
  • IDK→ I do not know
  • IS→ I’m sorry
  • JK→ Just kidding
  • KK→ Okay cool
  • L8→ Late
  • LNG→ Long
  • NVM→ Nevermind
  • R8→ Right
  • SUP→ What’s up
  • SWW→ Sorry wrong window
  • TXT→ Text