Text Message Abbreviation and their Meaning

There are various shortcuts or abbreviations used to get the message across, either to save on characters used or to save time as well. These are usually invented either by necessity or accident, and then become main stream when used extensively. Some of the more common text message abbreviations which are used very often have been listed below along with their meanings.

Number and Symbol

Abbreviation

Meaning

Abbreviation

Meaning

Symbols

L

@TEOTD

At the end of the day

l33t

Leet, meaning "elite"

143

I love you

L8R

Later

2G2BT

Too good to be true

LD

Later, dude / Long distance

404

I don't know

LERK

leaving easy reach of keyboard

4EAE

Forever and ever

LMAO

Laughing my a** off

A

LOL

Laughing out loud

A3

Anytime, anywhere, anyplace

LTM

Laugh to myself

AAF

As a matter of fact

LTNS

Long time no see

AAK

Asleep at keyboard

LYLAS

Love you like a sis

AAMOI

As a matter of interest

M

AAP

Always a pleasure

M8

Mate

AAR

At any rate

MFI

Mad for it

AAS

Alive and smiling

MorF

Male or female?

ACK

Acknowledge

MoS

Mother over shoulder

ADD

Address

MSG

Message

ADN

Any day now

MTF

More to follow

ADR

Address

MTFBWU

May the force be with you

AEAP

As early as possible

MUSM

Miss you so much

AFAIK

As far as I know

MYOB

Mind your own business

AFK

Away from keyboard

N

AFPOE

A fresh pair of eyes

n00b

Newbie

AIGHT

Alright

N1

Nice one

AISB

As it should be

NBD

No big deal

AKA

Also known as

NE

Any

ALCON

All concerned

NE1

Anyone

AML

All my love

NFM

None for me / Not for me

AOTA

All of the above

NIMBY

Not in my back yard

ASAP

As soon as possible

NLT

No later than

A/S/L

Age/sex/location

NM

Nothing much / Never mind

ASL

Age/sex/location

NMH

Not much here

AT

At your terminal

NO1

No one

ATM

At the moment

NOYB

None of your business

AWOL

Away without leaving

NP

No problem

AYEC

At your earliest convenience

NRN

No response/reply necessary

AYOR

At your own risk

NVM

Never mind

AYSOS

Are you stupid or something

NW

No way

AYTMTB

And you're telling me this because

NW)

No way out

B

O

B/F

Boyfriend

OIC

Oh, I see

B4

Before

OMG

Oh my God

B4N

Bye for now

OMW

On my way

BAK

Back at keyboard

OO

Over and out

BAU

Business as usual

OOH

Out of here

BB

Be back

OOTD

One of these days

BBIAF

Be back in a few

OP

On phone

BBIAM

Be back in a minute

OTB

Off to bed

BBIAS

Be back in a sec

OTL

Out to lunch

BBL

Be back later

OTOH

On the other hand

BBQ

Be back quickly

OTT

Over the top

BBS

Be back soon

OTTOMH

Off the top of my head

BBT

Be back tomorrow

OTW

Off to work

BC

Because

OVA

Over

BCNU

Be seein' you

P

BCOS

Because

PCM

Please call me

BF

Best friend

PDQ

Pretty darn quick

BDN

Big damn number

PLMK

Please let me know

BFN

Bye for now

PLS

Please

BG

Big grin

PLZ

Please

BGWM

Be gentle with me

PM

Private Message

BFG

Big f***ing grin

PMFI

Pardon me for interrupting

BIOYN

Blow it out your nose

PMFJI

Pardon me for jumping in

BLNT

Better luck next time

POAHF

Put on a happy face

BM&Y

Between me and you

POS

Parent over shoulder

BOL

Best of luck

PPL

People

BPLM

Big person little mind

PROLLY

Probably

BRB

Be right back

PRT

Party

BRT

Be right there

PRW

People/parents are watching

BTA

But then again

PTL

Praise the Lord

BTDT

Been there, done that

PTMM

Please tell me more

BTW

By the way

PXT

Please explain that

C

PU

That stinks!

CMIIW

Correct me if I'm wrong

Q

CMON

Come on

Q

Queue

COB

Close of business

QIK

Quick

COS

Because

QT

Cutie

C/P

Cross post

R

CR8

Create

RL

Real life

CRB

Come right back

RP

Role play

CRBT

Crying really big tears

RME

Rolling my eyes

CU

See you

ROFL

Rolling on floor laughing

CUA

See you around

ROTFL

Rolling on the floor laughing

CUL

See you later

ROTFLUTS

Rolling on the floor laughing unable to speak

CUL8R

See you later

RSN

Real soon now

CWYL

Chat with you later

RTFM

Read the f***ing manual

CYA

See ya

RUOK

Are you okay?

CYO

See you online

S

D

SAL

Such a laugh

D/L

Download

SC

Stay cool

DL

Download

SETE

Smiling Ear-to-Ear

DEGT

Don't even go there

SICNR

Sorry, I could not resist

DIKU

Do I know you?

SIG2R

Sorry, I got to run

DQMOT

Don't quote me on this

SIS

Snickering in silence

DTS

Don't think so

SIT

Stay in touch

DV8

Deviate

SLAP

Sounds like a plan

E

SMHID

Scratching my head in disbelief

EBKAC

Error between keyboard and chair

SNAFU

Situation normal all fouled up

EF4T

Effort

SO

Significant other

EG

Evil grin

SOL

Sooner or later

EMA

E-mail address

SOMY

Sick of me yet?

EMFBI

Excuse me for butting in

SOTMG

Short of time, must go

EMSG

E-mail message

SPK

Speak

ENUF

Enough

SPST

Same place, same time

EOD

End of day

SRY

Sorry

EOM

End of message

SS

So sorry

EVA

Ever

SSDD

Same stuff, different day

EZY

Easy

SSINF

So stupid it's not funny

F

STR8

Straight

F2F

Face to face

STW

Search the Web

F2T

Free to talk

SUITM

See you in the morning

FBM

Fine by me

SUL

See you later

FC

Fingers crossed

SUP

What's up?

FICCL

Frankly I couldn't care a less

SYL

See you later

FISH

First in, still here

T

FOMCL

Falling off my chair laughing

T+

Think positive

FITB

Fill in the blank

TA

Thanks a lot

FRT

For real though

TAFN

That's all for now

FWIW

For what it's worth

TAM

Tomorrow a.m.

FYEO

For your eyes only

TBC

To be continued

FYI

For your information

TBD

To be determined

G

TBH

To be honest

G

Grin

TC

Take care

G/F

Girlfriend

TGIF

Thank God it's Friday

G2CU

Good to see you

THX

Thanks

G2G

Got to go

THNX

Thanks

G2R

Got to run

THNQ

Thank-you

G9

Genius

TIA

Thanks in advance

GA

Go ahead

TIAD

Tomorrow is another day

GAL

Get a life

TLK2UL8R

Talk to you later

GB

Goodbye

TMB

Text me back

GBU

God bless you

TMI

Too much information

GDR

Grinning, ducking, and running

TMOT

Trust me on this

GD/R

Grinning, ducking, and running

TMWFI

Take my word for it

GFI

Go for it

TNSTAAFL

There's no such thing as a free lunch

GG

Gotta Go or Good Game

TPM

Tomorrow p.m.

GIAR

Give it a rest

TPTB

The powers that be

GIGO

Garbage in, garbage out

TSTB

The sooner, the better

GL

Good luck

TTFN

Ta ta for now

GL/HF

Good luck, have fun

TTTT

These things take time

GLNG

Good luck next game

TTYL

Talk to you later

GMTA

Great minds think alike

TTYS

Talk to you soon

GOI

Get over it

TU

Thank you

GOL

Giggling out loud

TY

Thank you

GR8

Great

TYT

Take your time

GR&D

Grinning, running and ducking

TYVM

Thank you very much

GT

Good try

U

GTG

Got to go

UCMU

You crack me up

GTRM

Going to read mail

UGTBK

You've got to be kidding

H

UKTR

You know that's right

H&K

Hugs & kisses

UL

Upload

H2CUS

Hope to see you soon

UR

Your / You're

H8

Hate

UV

Unpleasant visual

HAGN

Have a good night

UW

You're welcome

HAGO

Have a good one

V

HAND

Have a nice day

VEG

Very evil grin

HF

Have fun

VFM

Value for money

HHIS

Head hanging in shame

VGC

Very good condition

HOAS

Hold on a second

VIP

Very important person

HRU

How are you?

VM

Voice mail

HTH

Hope this helps

VSF

Very sad face

HV

Have

W

I

WAM

Wait a minute

IAC

In any case

WAN2TLK

Want to talk

IANAL

I am not a lawyer

WAYF

Where are you from?

IB

I'm back

W/B

Write back

IB

I'm back

WB

Welcome back

IC

I see

WC

Who cares

ICBW

It could be worse

WCA

Who cares anyway

IDK

I don't know

WIBNI

Wouldn't it be nice if

IDTS

I don't think so

WDALYIC

Who died and left you in charge

IDUNNO

I don't know

WDYK

What do you know

IG2R

I got to run

WIIFM

What's in it for me?

IIRC

If I remember correctly

WISP

Winning is so pleasurable

ILBL8

I'll be late

WITW

What in the world

ILU

I love you

WIU

Wrap it up

ILY

I love you

WK

Week

IM

Instant message

WKD

Weekend

IMHO

In my humble opinion

WRT

With regard to

IMNSHO

In my not so humble opinion

WOMBAT

Waste of money, brains and time

IMO

In my opinion

WRK

Work

IMS

I am sorry

WRUD

What are you doing?

INAL

I'm not a lawyer

WTB

Wanted to buy

IOW

In other words

WTF

What the f**k

IRL

In real life

WTG

Way to go

IRMC

I rest my case

WTH

What the heck? or What the hell?

IUSS

If you say so

WU?

What's up?

IYKWIM

If you know what I mean

WUCIWUG

What you see is what you get

IYO

In your opinion

WUF?

Where you from?

IYSS

If you say so

WWJD

What would Jesus do?

 

 

WWYC

Write when you can

J

WYLEI

When you least expect it

j00r

Your

WYSIWYG

What you see is what you get

JAC

Just a sec

X

JIC

Just in case

X

Kiss

JJA

Just joking around

XLNT

Excellent

JK

Just kidding

Y

JMO

Just my opinion

YA

Your

JP

Just playing

YBS

You'll be sorry

 

 

YCMU

You crack me up

K

YGBKM

You've got to be kidding me

K8T

Katie

YKWYCD

You know what you can do

k/b

Keyboard

YMMV

Your mileage may vary

KB

Keyboard

YR

Your

KISS

Keep it simple, stupid

YR

Yeah right

KIT

Keep in touch

YRYOCC

You're running your own cookoo clock

KOC

Kiss on cheek

YSYD

Yeah sure you do

KOTC

Kiss on the cheek

YW

You're welcome

KOTL

Kiss on the lips

Z

KNIM

Know what I mean?

ZZZZ

Sleeping (or bored)