Common English Abbreviations and Acronyms to Learn

Most Common English Acronyms & Abbreviations

Common English Abbreviations and Acronyms including email, chat and text messaging:

  • aka: also known as
  • Asst.: assortment
  • AAK: Alive and Kicking
  • AAP: Always a Pleasure
  • AAR: At Any Rate
  • AFAIK: As Far As I Know
  • AFK: Away from Keyboard
  • AML: All My Love
  • AOTA: All Of The Above
  • ASAP: As Soon As Possible
  • ATM: At The Moment
  • AWHFY: Are We Having Fun Yet?
  • AYPI: And Your Point Is?

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  • B4: Before
  • b/c: because
  • BTW: by the way
  • B4N/BFN: Bye For Now
  • B/F: Boyfriend
  • BBL: Be Back Later
  • BBIAF: Be Back in a Few
  • BCNU: Be Seein’ You
  • BEG: Big Evil Grin
  • BFF: Best Friend Forever
  • BG: Big Grin
  • BRB: Be Right Back
  • BRT: Be Right There
  • BTDT: Been There Done That
  • BION: Believe It Or Not

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  • C/o: Care of
  • CR8: Create
  • CU: See You
  • cd.: could
  • Ch.: chapter
  • ct.: contrast
  • ctrl.: control
  • CUL8R: See You Later
  • CYE: Check Your Email
  • DIKU?: Do I Know You?
  • DQMOT: Don’t Quote Me On This
  • diy: do it yourself
  • DUR?: Do You Remember?
  • Def.: Definitely

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  • e.g.: exempli gratia (for example)
  • et al.: et alii (and everyone else)
  • etc.: et Cetera (and so forth)
  • E & O E: Errors And Omissions Excepted
  • E/A: Extra time Allowed
  • EY: Empty
  • ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival
  • FYA: For Your Amusement
  • FYI: For Your Information
  • fifo: first in first out
  • filo: first in last out
  • fwd: forwarded
  • FYA: for your attention
  • F2F: Face To Face
  • G/F: Girlfriend
  • GAL: Get A Life
  • Gm.: Gram
  • GR8: Great
  • gigo: garbage in garbage out
  • GTG / G2G: Got To Go
  • GSOH: Good Sense of Humour
  • HTH: Hope This (That) Helps
  • HH: His Or Highness
  • hr.: hour
  • ht.: height
  • IAE: In Any Event
  • i.e.: id est (that is, that means)
  • IC: I See
  • ICWUM: I See What You Mean
  • IYKWIM: If You Know What I Mean
  • IDC: I Don’t Care
  • IMNSHO: In My Not So Humble Opinion
  • ILY / ILU: I Love You
  • IRL: In Real Life
  • IOU: I Owe You
  • IDK: I Don’t Know
  • IMHO: In My Honest Opinion
  • J4F: Just For Fun
  • JK: Just Kidding
  • KISS: Keep it Short and Simple
  • L8R: Later
  • LOL: Laughing Out Loud / Lots of Love
  • L/L: Local Line
  • lifo: last in first out
  • lilo: last in last out
  • LMK: Let Me Know
  • LTNS: Long Time No See
  • MOF: Male or Female
  • MHOTY: My Hat’s Off To You
  • MPH: miles per hour
  • MTFBWU: May The Force Be With You
  • no(s): number(s)
  • NR: Not Received
  • NB: Nota bene; note well, or take notice
  • NV: Non-Vegetarian
  • k / ok: okay
  • p.: page
  • pp.: paginae (pages)
  • para.: paragraph

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  • pc(s): piece(s)
  • pls.: please
  • ppl.: people
  • PC: Politically Correct
  • PMFJI: Pardon Me For Jumping In
  • PCM: Please Call Me
  • qtr.: quarter
  • re.: res (with reference to / regarding)
  • rep.: representative
  • RSVP: respondez s’il vous plait (please reply)
  • ROTFL: Rolling On The Floor Laughing
  • ROFL: Rolling On the Floor Laughing
  • SITD: Still In The Dark (Still don’t understand)
  • SMTOE: Sets My Teeth On Edge (annoys you a lot)
  • SNAFU: Situation normal all effed up
  • sec.: second
  • T+: Think Positive
  • TAF: That’s All Folks
  • TAFN: That’s All For Now
  • THX: Thanks
  • TIA: Thanks In Advance
  • TIC: Tongue In Cheek = say something that appears to be serious, but isn’t
  • TGIF: Thank goodness it’s Friday
  • TLC: Tender Loving Care
  • TM2T: Too Much To Type
  • TTFN: Ta Ta For Now
  • T2UL / TTYL: Talk To You Later
  • TMI: Too Much Information
  • TTTT: To Tell The Truth
  • TV: Television
  • tmrw: Tomorrow

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  • unPC: unPolitically Correct
  • vs: against
  • WB: Welcome Back
  • WEG: Wicked Evil Grin
  • WUF?: Where are You From?
  • wd: would
  • wysiwyg: What You See Is What You Get
  • X!: Typical Woman
  • XOXO: Hugs and Kisses
  • Y!: Typical Man
  • Y?: Why?
  • ZZZZ: Sleeping / Bored

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