Top Twitter Abbreviations You Need To Know

Twitter is probably the only social media with a word limit of only 280 characters. In these 280 characters, users have to say what they want to say and at the same time, make sense to other users as well.  For this purpose, Twitter Slang/abbreviations exist.

Useful Twitter Abbreviations for Business

Twitter Abbreviations for Business

Twitter acronyms or abbreviations are odd mash-up of old school chat room phrases, text slang, corporate buzz words, and common sense short forms.

There is nothing more embarrassing than finding out that the word you thought was a compliment in some other language was actually a drug reference or a product slang.

To save you from such embarrassments in the future, I have curated some of the most famous twitter slangs for you, and while it is not a comprehensive dictionary of all things Twitter, it will give you a basic idea.

Technical Twitter Abbreviations

1. DM = Direct message

DM = Direct message

A direct-message is a message only you and the person who sent it can read.

2. CT = Cuttweet.

Another way of saying partial retweet.

3. RT = Retweet.

The tweet you’re looking at was forwarded to you by another user

4. PRT = Partial retweet.

The tweet you’re looking at is the truncated version of someone else’s tweet.

5. MT = Modified tweet.

This means the tweet you’re looking at is a paraphrase of a tweet originally written by someone else

6. PRT = Please retweet

A plea to put at the end of a tweet

7. HT = Hat tip

HT = Hat tip

This is a way of attributing a link to another Twitter user

8. CC = Carbon-copy.

Works the same way as email

9. CX = Correction

Industry Twitter abbreviations

10. EM = Email Marketing

EM = Email Marketing

11. SEO = Search Engine Optimization

12. SROI = Social Return on Investment

13. SN = Social Network

14. YT = YouTube

15. UGC = User Generated Content

16. SMO = Social Media Optimization

SMO = Social Media Optimization

17. FB = Facebook

18. LI = LinkedIn

19. SM = Social Media

20. SMM = Social Media Marketing

21. EZine = Electronic Magazine

Conversational Twitter Abbreviations

# = start to a hashtag or a way of organizing subjects on Twitter

22. BGD = Background

BGD = Background

23. CD9 = Code 9, parents are around

24. BTW = By the way

25. AB/ABT = About

26. DD = Dear daughter

27. AFAIK = As far as I know

28. AYFKMWTS = Are you f—ing kidding me with this s—?

29. BR = Best regards

BR means - Best regards

30. CHK = Check

31. CUL8R = See you later

32. DP = used to mean “profile pic”

33. FML = F— my life.

34. FUBAR = F—ed up beyond all repair (slang from the US Military)

35. BH = BBFN = Bye for now

36. FB = Facebook

FB = Facebook

37. B4 = Before

38. DS = Dear son

39. FF = Follow Friday

40. EMA = Email address

41. DYK = Did you know, Do you know

42. F2F /FTF = Face to face

43. F— buddy

44. HAGN = Have a good night

45. DF = Dear fiancé

DF = Dear fiancé

46. DAM = Don’t annoy me

47. FFS = For F—‘s Sake

48. EM/EML = Email

49. FOTD = Find of the day

50. FTW = For the win, F— the world

51. FWIW = For what it’s worth.

52. HTH = Hope that helps

53. GMAFB = Give me a f—ing break

GMAFB = Give me a f---ing break

54. HAND = Have a nice day

55. ICYMI = “In case you missed it,” a quick way to apologize for retweeting your own material

56. GTFOOH = Get the f— out of here

57. GTS = Guess the song

58. HOTD = Headline of the day

59. IIRC = If I remember correctly

60. KYSO = Knock your socks off

61. KK = Kewl kewl, or ok, got it

62. HT = Heard through

HT = Heard through

63. IC = I see

64. IDK = I don’t know

65. LHH = Laugh hella hard (a stronger version of LOL)

66. ZOMG = OMG to the max

67. IMHO = In my humble opinion.

68. NFW = No f—ing way

69. ORLY = Oh, really?

70. YOYO = You’re on your own

YOYO = You're on your own

71. IWSN = I want sex now

72. LMAO = Laughing my ass off

73. IRL = In real life

74. JK = Just kidding, joke

75. JV = Joint venture

76. LO = Little One (child)

77. LOL = Laugh out loud

78. MM = Music Monday

79. LMK = Let me know

LMK = Let me know

80. JSYK = Just so you know

81. NSW = Not safe work

82. NSFW = Not safe for work

83. MRJN = Marijuana

84. OH = Overheard

85. MIRL = Meet in real life

86. NCT = Nobody cares, though

87. RLRT = Real-life re-tweet, a close cousin to OH

88. NBD = No big deal

89. NJoy = Enjoy

90. OMFG = Oh my f—ing God

91. PNP = Party and Play (drugs and sex)

92. QOTD = quote of the day

93. RE = In reply to, in regards to

94. RTQ = Read the question

RTQ = Read the question

95. SFW = Safe for work

96. RLRT = Real-life re-tweet, a close cousin to OH

97. OOMF = One of my friends/followers

98. NTS = Note to self

99. RTFM = Read the f—ing manual

100. SNAFU = Situation normal, all f—ed up (slang from the US Military)

101. RLRT = Real-life re-tweet, a close cousin to OH

102. SMH = Shaking my head

103. STFW = Search the f—ing web!

104. TFTT = Thanks for this tweet

105. SOB = Son of a B—-

106. TFTF = Thanks for the follow

107. SO = Significant Other

SO = Significant Other

108. TJ = Tweetjack, or joining a conversation belatedly to contribute to a tangent

109. TY = Thank you

110. SRS = Serious

111. SMDH = Shaking my damn head, SMH, only more so

112. STF = Shut the f— 

113. STFU = Shut the f— up!

114. TL = Timeline

115. TYIA = Thank you in advance

116. TT = Trending topic

117. W or W/ = With

118. TLDR/TL;DR = Too long didn’t read

119. TMB = Tweet me back

120. TYVW = Thank you very much

TYVW = Thank you very much

121. WTV = Whatever

122. YMMV = Your mileage may vary

123. YW = You’re welcome

124. YKYAT = You know you’re addicted to

125. W/E or WE = Whatever or weekend

126. TYT = Take your time

127. YKWIM = You know what I mean

128. YOLO = You only live once

129. YGTR = You got that right

YGTR = You got that right

Common Hashtags and Chats

  1. #BrandChat = private chat about branding
  2. #FB = The user is sending this post to Facebook
  3. #CMGR = Community Manager topic chat
  4. #CMAD = Community Manager Appreciation Day
  5. #in = the user is sending this post to LinkedIn
  6. #LI = This user is sending this post to LinkedIn
  7. #SMManners = Social media manners chat
  8. #Mmchat = Marketing and social media chat
  9. #FF = Short way of saying Follow Friday, or a recommendation that others follow the user
  10. #SMOchat = Social Media Optimization chat lead by Stanza
  11. #SocialMedia = an all-inclusive chat for subjects big and small in the subject of Social Media
  12. #SMMeasure = For discussion of analytics and measurement, lead by MarketWire and Sysomos
  13. #Pinchat = a chat for maximizing Pinterest use
  14. #SocialChat = Social media chat lead by SocialParle.
  15. #LinkedInChat = For general use questions and questions about marketing/self-promotion on LinkedIn

In Conclusion

If you think we have missed something, mention it in the comments section and we would love to include it in the list and give you a special credit.

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