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QQ Chat Dictionary

Get chatting like a seasoned pro with our chat-speak dictionary below. And, if you have any suggested abbreviations you'd like to add to the QQ dictionary, email them to webmaster@qqafrica.com.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y

404 - I haven't a clue

A

ADN - Any day now
AFAIK - As far as I know
AFK - Away from keyboard
ARE - Acronym-rich environment
ASAP - As soon as possible
ATM - at the moment
AAMOF - as a matter of fact
AISI - as I see it
AISB - as I said before
AFAIUI - as far as I understand it
AFAIR - as far as I remember/recall
AFAIC - as far as I'm concerned
ATB - all the best
AIW - as it were/was
AKA - also known as
AMAP - as much/many as possible
ATTN - attention

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B

B4N - Bye for now
BAK - Back at the keyboard
BAS - Big a** smile
BBIAB - Be back in a bit
BBL - Be back later
BBN - Bye bye now
BBS - Be back soon
BEG - Big evil grin
BF - Boy friend
BFD - Big f***ing deal
BFN - Bye for now
BG - Big grin
BIBO - Beer in, beer out
BIOYIOP - Blow it out your I/O port
BL - Belly laughing
BMGWL - Busting my gut with laughter
BOTEC - Back-of-the-envelope calculation
BRB - Be right back
BTA - But then again...
BTDT - Been there, done that
BTW - By the way
BWL - Bursting with laughter
BWTHDIK - But what the heck do I know...?

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C

CICO - Coffee in, coffee out
C&G - Chuckle and grin
CNP - Continued in next post
CRB - Come right back
CRBT - Crying real big tears
CU - See you
CUL - See you later
CUL8ER - See you later
CYA - See ya
CYA - Cover your ass
CYO - See you online

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D

DBA - Doing business as
DFLA - Disenchanted four-letter acronym (that is, a TLA)
DL - Dead link
DLTBBB - Don't let the bed bugs bite
DIKU - Do I know you?
DITYID - Did I tell you I'm distressed?
DOM - Dirty old man
DOS - Dozing off soon
DQMOT - Don't quote me on this
DTRT - Do the right thing
DWB - Don't write back

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E

EG - Evil grin
EMFBI - Excuse me for butting in
EMSG - email message
EOM - End of message
EOT - End of thread (meaning: end of discussion)
ETLA - Extended three-letter acronym (that is, an FLA)

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F

F2F - Face to face
FAQ - Frequently-ask question(s)
FC - Fingers crossed
FISH - First in, still here
FLA - Four-letter acronym
FMTYEWTK - Far more than you ever wanted to know
FOMCL - Falling off my chair laughing
FTBOMH - From the bottom of my heart
FUBAR - F***ed up beyond all repair or recognition
FUD - Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
FWIW - For what it's worth
FYI - For your information

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G

G - Grin
GA - Go ahead
GAL - Get a life
GD&R - Grinning, ducking, and running
GF - Girlfriend
GFN - Gone for now
GGP - Gotta go pee
GIWIST - Gee, I wish I'd said that
GL - Good luck
GMAB - Give me a break
GMTA - Great minds think alike
GOL - Giggling out loud
GTRM - Going to read mail
GTSY - Glad to see you

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H

H&K - Hug and kiss
HAGN - Have a good night
HAND - Have a nice day
HHIS - Hanging head in shame
HIG - How's it going
HT - Hi there
HTH - Hope this helps
HUB - Head up butt
HKGK - (Hier kom groot k_k)

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I

IAC - In any case
IAE - In any event
IANAL - I am not a lawyer (but)
IC - I see
IGP - I gotta pee
IHA - I hate acronyms
IHU - I hear you
IIRC - If I recall/remember/recollect correctly
ILU or ILY - I love you
IM - Immediate message
IMCO - In my considered opinion
IMHO - In my humble opinion
Iming - Chatting with someone online usually while doing other things such as playing trivia or other interactive game
IMNSHO - In my not so humble opinion
IMO - In my opinion
IMS - I am sorry
IOW - In other words
IPN - I'm posting naked
IRL - In real life (that is, when not chatting)
ITIGBS - I think I'm going to be sick
IWALU - I will always love you
IYSWIM - If you see what I mean

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J

J4G - Just for grins
JBOD - Just a bunch of disks (like redundant array of independent disks, etc.)
JIC - Just in case
JK - Just kidding
JMO - Just my opinion
JTLYK - Just to let you know

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K

KISS - Keep it simple stupid
KIT - Keep in touch
KOTC - Kiss on the cheek
KOTL - Kiss on the lips
KWIM? - Know what I mean?

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L

L8R - Later
L8R G8R - Later gator
LD - Later, dude
LDR - Long-distance relationship
LHO - Laughing head off
LLTA - Lots and lots of thunderous applause
LMAO - Laughing my a** off
LMSO - Laughing my socks off
LOL - Laughing out loud
LRF - Little Rubber Feet (the little pads on the bottom of displays and other equipment)
LSHMBH - Laughing so hard my belly hurts
LTM - Laugh to myself
LTNS - Long time no see
LTR - Long-term relationship
LULAB - Love you like a brother
LULAS - Love you like a sister
LUWAMH - Love you with all my heart
LY - Love ya
LY4E - Love ya forever

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M

MorF - Male or female
MOSS - Member of the same sex
MOTOS - Member of the opposite sex
MTF - More to follow
MUSM - Miss you so much

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N

NADT - Not a darn thing
NFG - No f*****g good
NFW - No feasible way or no f*****g way
NIFOC - Naked in front of computer
NP or N/P - No problem
NRN - No response necessary
NI - No idea
NC - No clue
NAC - Not a clue
NFI - No f***king idea

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O

OIC - Oh, I see
OLL - Online love
OMG - Oh my God
OTF - Off the floor
OTOH - On the other hand
OTTOMH - Off the top of my head

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P

PANS - Pretty awesome new stuff (as opposed to "POTS")
PAW - Parents are watching
PCMCIA - People can't master computer industry acronyms
PDA - Public display of affection
PEBCAK - Problem exists between chair and keyboard
PIBKAC - Problem is between keyboard and chair
PITA - Pain in the ass
PM - Private message
PMFJIB - Pardon me for jumping in but...
POAHF - Put on a happy face
::POOF:: - Goodbye (leaving the room)
POTS - Plain old telephone service
PU - That stinks!>

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Q

QT - Cutie

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R

RL - Real life (that is, when not chatting)
ROR - Raffing out roud (Engrish for "laughing out loud")
ROTFL - Rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLMAO - Rolling on the floor laughing my a** off
ROTFLMAOWPIMP - Rolling on the floor laughing my a** off while peeing in my pants
ROTFLMBO - Rolling on the floor laughing my butt off
RPG - Role-playing games
RSN - Real soon now
RT - Real time
RTFM - Read the f***ing manual
RYO - Roll your own (write your own program; derived from cigarettes rolled yourself with tobacco and paper)

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S

S^ S'up - what's up
S4L - Spam for life (what you may get when you become someone's customer or client)
SHCOON - Shoot hot coffee out of nose
SEG - S***-eating grin
SETE - Smiling ear to ear
SF - Surfer-friendly (low-graphics Web site)
SHID - Slaps head in disgust
SNAFU - Situation normal, all f***ed up
SO - Significant other
SOL - Smiling out loud or sh*t out of luck
SOMY - Sick of me yet?
SOT - Short on time
SOTMG - Short on time must go
STFW - Search the f*****g Web
STW - Search the Web
SU - Shut up
SUAKM - Shut up and kiss me
SUP - What's up
SWAG - Stupid wild-a** guess
SWAK - Sealed with a kiss
SWL - Screaming with laughter
SYS - See you soon

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T

TA - Thanks again
TAFN - That's all for now
TANSTAAFL - There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
TCOY - Take care of yourself
TFH - Thread from hell (a discussion that just won't die and is often irrelevant to the purpose of the forum or group)
TGIF - Thank God it's Friday
THX - Thanks
TIA - Thanks in advance (used if you post a question and are expecting a helpful reply)
TILII - Tell it like it is
TLA - Three-letter acronym
TLK2UL8R - Talk to you later
TMI - Too much information
TNT - Till next time
TOPCA - Till our paths cross again (early Celtic chat term)
TOY - Thinking of you
TPTB - The powers that be
TTFN - Ta-Ta for now
TTT - Thought that, too (when someone types in what you were about to type)
TTYL - Talk to you later
TU - Thank you
TY - Thank you

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U

UAPITA - You're a pain in the ass
UW - You're welcome

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V

VBG - Very big grin
VBSEG - Very big s***-eating grin

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W

WAG - Wild a** guess
WAYD - What are you doing
WB - Welcome back
WBS - Write back soon
WDALYIC - Who died and left you in charge?
WEG - Wicked evil grin
WFM - Works for me
WIBNI - Wouldn't it be nice if
WT? - What/who the ?
WTFO - What the F***! Over!
WTG - Way to go!
WTGP? - Want to go private?
WU? - What's up?
WUF? - Where are you from?
WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get

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Y

YBS - You'll be sorry
YGBSM - You gotta be s***tin' me!
YMMV - Your mileage may vary.
YW - You're welcome

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