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NSFW. LOL. IIRC. YEET. IKR. These are all fairly common internet slang words. But what do they mean? Find out inside our internet slang database!


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  • Faces Emoji Meaning Guide: What They All Mean (EXPLAINED)

    Faces Emoji Meaning Guide: What They All Mean (EXPLAINED)

    This Emoji meaning guide will show you emoji meaning to communicate your feelings and emotions in the right way… We use emojis in our daily communications to express our feelings or emotions. In several instances, you might have misused emojis, thus misrepresenting your feelings, and therefore getting the wrong response.  In this emoji meaning guide,…

  • What Does RNG Mean? + How To Use It Properly

    What Does RNG Mean? + How To Use It Properly

    Whether you’re a gamer or a budding mathematician, you may be running into the acronym “RNG” a lot. What exactly does it mean and why does it often make people mad. The phrase “RNG” appears in a variety of real-world contexts and may even be synonymous with “life” itself, although video games remain by far…

  • If Someone Texts You “XOXO”, Here’s What They Mean

    If Someone Texts You “XOXO”, Here’s What They Mean

    A quick and simple definition of XOXO – what it means, why it is used, and how to use it in text messages… If you have a phone, or a teenager/millennial in your home, you’ve probably seen the text XOXO. But what does XOXO actually mean? Like other internet slang, SMH, for instance, or Yeet, these…

  • What Does “NSFW” Mean On Reddit? A Quick Definition…

    What Does “NSFW” Mean On Reddit? A Quick Definition…

    NSFW means “Not Safe For Work” and it is usually attached to posts and content that you wouldn’t want to look at with an audience… If you spend even the smallest amount of time on the web, you’ll have come across the following phrase – reddit nsfw – and you’re probably wondering what the hell it means,…

  • Fortnite Slang And Terms Explained

    Fortnite Slang And Terms Explained

    Whos Matt? Why is he low and what does Harry Potter have to do with it? We’ll explain all the common Fortnite terms so that you don’t find yourself choking your comms. Whether you’re new to the game, you’re only just teaming up with others for the first time or you’re watching somebody stream the…

  • The 19 “Most-Used” Reddit Slang Terms [DEFINED & EXPLAINED]

    The 19 “Most-Used” Reddit Slang Terms [DEFINED & EXPLAINED]

    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…

  • What Does Apple’s “iOS” Stand For? Definition & Its History…

    What Does Apple’s “iOS” Stand For? Definition & Its History…

    Apple’s iOS platform has been around for a good long while now, but people have no idea what it means. Here’s what iOS stands for… If you own an iPhone, or you have owned one in the past, you have used Apple’s iOS platform. First developed in and around 2005, ahead of the release of…

  • What Does IYKYK Mean? Definition + How To Use It

    What Does IYKYK Mean? Definition + How To Use It

    In a sea of internet slang, things can get confusing quickly. Today we’re going to be looking at the IYKYK to find out what IYKYK means and how you use it correctly Even if you’re fairly au fait with most internet slang, every now and then you spot something that perplexes you. It could be…

  • What Does WiFi Actually Stand For? A Brief History…

    What Does WiFi Actually Stand For? A Brief History…

    What does the word WiFi mean? How did it come to be? And is there a right and wrong way to write it? Let’s find out… Most people use WiFi every single day. Whether at home, at work, or in your local coffee shop, WiFi networks are used by billions of people every single day.…

  • What Does LFG Mean? A Definition & How To Use It

    What Does LFG Mean? A Definition & How To Use It

    LFG is a popular acronym that’s made its way into our online vernacular. But what is LFG, and what does LFG mean? In this guide, we’ll explore the different meanings of LFG and dive into its history and uses. The internet. It is chock-full of acronyms and slang. Some of them are pretty self-explanatory, like…

  • What Does WFH Mean? Definition + Its Pros & Cons Explained

    What Does WFH Mean? Definition + Its Pros & Cons Explained

    During the 2020/21 global lockdowns, a new acronym landed and was used by millions of people. I’m talking about WFH, of course. But what exactly does WFH mean? Let’s dive in… The COVID pandemic, which kicked off in the west in 2019 and continues to this day, caused all kinds of upsets in the lives…

  • What Does KPOP Stand For? A Short Etymology

    What Does KPOP Stand For? A Short Etymology

    Whether it’s because a particular music style has begun sneaking its way into your Spotify playlists or you’ve been seeing the term around the web, you might be trying to figure out exactly what KPOP is. Allow us to explain… As the internet has grown over the years, the world has become, well, obsessed in…

  • What Does “HYD” Mean? + How, When & Where To Use It

    What Does “HYD” Mean? + How, When & Where To Use It

    If you’re not familiar with much informal language and internet slang, there may be a few acronyms that pop up, such as “HYD”, that you may not know the meaning of. We’re here to help… Don’t panic – nobody is trying to tell you to hide. “HYD” comes up in a lot of conversations these…

  • What Does “HBU” Mean? How, When & Where It Can Be Used

    What Does “HBU” Mean? How, When & Where It Can Be Used

    Have you received a coded communication with the letters “HBU”? You merely posed a question, they responded, and then they’ve just slapped on these three letters at the end? DW, we’ll explain… Some acronyms are a bit easier to figure out than others. We’ve all seen the memes of mums reporting the death of a…

  • What Does “TBA” Mean? How, When & Where It Can Be Used

    What Does “TBA” Mean? How, When & Where It Can Be Used

    Excited for a festival lineup or athletic event but instead of an artist’s name or confirmed date it just states “TBA”? Here’s what that means… Abbreviations have been used to save time and effort during communication since the mid to late 1800s. While some are quite easy to decipher, many others are not, especially in…

  • What Does “ASL” Mean? A Definition + How To Use It…

    What Does “ASL” Mean? A Definition + How To Use It…

    Been asked for your ASL and not sure what to respond? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – but you’re on your own from there! Having been in a relationship that predates Tinder and having not been in an online chat room since the mid-2000s, it’s been a while since I’ve heard this abbreviation in…

  • What Does EOBD Mean? A Definition + How To Use It

    What Does EOBD Mean? A Definition + How To Use It

    If you work in a busy, corporate environment you’ve probably come across the acronym EOBD. But what does EOBD mean? And how do you use it correctly? Here’s everything you need to know… The way businesses work has changed dramatically in the last few decades. Back in the day, things moved at a snail’s pace.…

  • What Does FOMO Mean? How & Why It Drives People Mad…

    What Does FOMO Mean? How & Why It Drives People Mad…

    You will have definitely heard the acronym FOMO, that much is certain. But what does FOMO mean? Here’s everything you need to know… FOMO is a tool, as well as an acronym. Used by marketing companies for decades, the idea of FOMO is one of the most useful sales tactics used by companies big and…

  • What Does WDYM Mean? A Quick Definition & Guide

    What Does WDYM Mean? A Quick Definition & Guide

    Seen the acronym WDYM online? Wondering what in the hell it means? Well, wonder no more – here’s what WDYM means It seems like a new slang term or acronym appears online every day. If you have teenage kids, you’ll be exposed to new slang terms and acronyms on a daily basis – do you know what…

  • What Does NFT Mean? A Quick n’ Easy Definition…

    What Does NFT Mean? A Quick n’ Easy Definition…

    NFTs are all the rage these days with reports of teenagers making six-figure payouts from them. But what does NFT stand for? Let’s get that cleared up once and for all… NFTs, in one form or another, have been around since about 2012. NFTs started life as colored coins inside the blockchain. These colored coins…

  • What Does “IG” Stand For? Its Dual-Meaning 100% Explained

    What Does “IG” Stand For? Its Dual-Meaning 100% Explained

    You might have seen this term being used online. But what does IG mean and how do you use it correctly? Let’s find out… In a world chock-full of internet-born slang words and abbreviations, things can get confusing quickly. There are just so many slang words and acronyms around these days. You have common ones…

  • What Does FUD Mean? A Simple Definition

    What Does FUD Mean? A Simple Definition

    FUD is a word that is used A LOT today, usually when talking about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. But what does FUD mean? Let’s find out The internet has given birth to a plethora of acronyms and slang words. We have common examples like NSFW, IYKYK, XOXO, and, of course, HODL, which, like FUD, is more…

  • What Does HODL Mean? A Quick Definition

    What Does HODL Mean? A Quick Definition

    The term HODL is fairly new but if you’re interested in Bitcoin you will have definitely come across it. But what does HODL mean? Let’s find out HODL is a funny-sounding word and its genesis and usage are fairly new compared to other internet slang terms. Most internet slang terms, things like NSFW, XOXO, and…

  • Why Christmas is Shortened To Xmas (The Real Reason)

    Why Christmas is Shortened To Xmas (The Real Reason)

    Christmas comes but once a year and most people, especially when writing, shorten it to Xmas. But why is Christmas shortened to Xmas? What’s the deal with that? Let’s find out… It’s that time of year again. Things are winding down, you’re spending way more time than you’d like browsing Amazon looking for gifts. And…

  • What Does Yeet Mean & How To Use It Correctly

    What Does Yeet Mean & How To Use It Correctly

    What does yeet mean? How do you use it properly? And, more importantly, where the hell did it come from? Let’s find out… If you’re anything like me, you might have heard the term “yeet” used by someone much younger than you and wondered what the hell it means. If so, this guide is for…

  • What Does IIRC Mean & How Do You Use It Correctly?

    What Does IIRC Mean & How Do You Use It Correctly?

    If you’ve seen the initialism “IIRC” being used online and in text messages and IM chats and are wondering what it means, here’s a quick definition plus tips of how to use it correctly… I’ve never been one for abbreviations or initialisms. I spend all day writing, so I have no problem writing things out…

  • What Does “SMH” Actually Mean? A Definition + How To Use It

    What Does “SMH” Actually Mean? A Definition + How To Use It

    What the hell does “SMH” mean? Here’s a quick definition of the popular internal abbreviation, plus tips on how and when to use it The internet is chock full of slang terms and abbreviations. We’ve already covered what XOXO means, NSFW, Yeet, and IYKYK but what does “SMH” mean? SMH is more popular than both…