The 19 “Most-Used” Reddit Slang Terms & Acronyms EXPLAINED

By Richard Goodwin •  Updated: 02/12/21 •  4 min read

New to Reddit? Confused by the lingo? Here’s a helpful guide that’ll help you understand all the most popular Reddit slang and acronyms


Reddit is a great place for information junkies. Whatever your interests, regardless of how niche they are, I can guarantee you there will be a subreddit about it.

Being one of the most popular web apps on the planet, Reddit has hundreds of millions of daily users that upload terabytes of content every day.

But some of the terms, words, and slang used on Reddit can be a little confusing; the platform kind of has its own language, based on acronyms, that, to the uninitiated, might be tricky to understand.

Kind of like phrases like XOXO or SMH, but just specific to Reddit.

And that is where this guide comes into play. Below are all the most-used acronyms and slang terms used on Reddit. As you’ll see, once you understand the meaning behind them, most of them make quite a bit of sense.

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Richard Goodwin

Richard Goodwin has been working as a tech journalist for over 10 years. He is the editor and owner of KnowYourMobile.

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