ABBREVIATIONS

MIXED ONE

Hubby – Husband
Wifey – Wife
Fam – Family
Undies – Underwear
Vacay – Vacation
Hols – Holidays
Comfy – Comfortable
Fab – Fabulous
Vocab – Vocabulary
Veggies – Vegetables
Mayo – Mayonnaise

Approx – Approximately
Appt – Appointment
Apt – Apartment
B.Y.O.B – Bring your own bottle
C/o – Care of
D.I.Y – Do it yourself
Est – established
E.T.A. – estimated time of arrival
Min. – minute or minimum
Misc. – miscellaneous
Mr. – Mister

Mrs. – Mistress (pronounced Missus)
No. – number
Tel. – telephone
Temp. – temperature or temporary
Vet. – veteran or veterinarian
Vs. – versus
Max – Maximum
Info – Information
Diff – Different
Asap – As soon as possible

COOKING AND BAKING ABBREVIATIONS

Tsp or t – teaspoon/teaspoons
Tbs, tbsp or T – tablespoon/tablespoons
C – cup/cups
Gal – gallon
lb – pound/pounds
Pt – pint
Qt – quart

MAP LOCATION ABBREVIATIONS

Ave. – Avenue
Blvd. – Boulevard
Cyn. – Canyon
Dr. – Drive
Ln. – Lane
Rd. – Road
St. – Street
E – East
N – North
NE – Northeast
NW – Northwest
S – South
SE – Southeast
SW – Southwest
W – West

ACADEMIC AND JOB ABBREVIATIONS

BA – Bachelor of Arts
BS – Bachelor of Science
MA – Master of Arts
M.PHIL or MPHIL – Master of Philosophy
JD – Juris Doctor
DC – Doctor of Chiropractic
PA – Personal Assistant
MD – Managing Director
VP – Vice President
SVP – Senior Vice President
EVP – Executive Vice President
CMO – Chief Marketing Officer
CFO – Chief Financial Officer
CEO – Chief Executive Officer

ACADEMIC AND JOB ABBREVIATIONS

ACE – A cool experience
AD – Awesome dude
AFAIK – As far as I know
AFK – Away from keyboard
ANI – Age not important
BRB – Be right back
CUL – See you later
CWYL – Chat with you later
IIRC – If I recall/remember correctly
IQ – Ignorance quotient
LOL – Laugh out loud

LOL – Laugh out loud
NP – No problem
ROFL – Rolling on the floor laughing
TY – Thank you
WC – Wrong conversation
BTW – By the way
OMG – Oh my god
FYI – For your information
TTYL – Talk to you later
NVM – Nevermind

WHATSAPP ABBREVIATIONS

1NAM – One in a Million
BFF – Best Friend Forever
BEG – Big Evil Green
CYO – See you Online
HMU – Hit Me Up
WRU – Who Are You
BBL – Be Back Later
EOS – End of Story
GAL – Get a Life
Q4U – Question For You
5N – Fine
KYP – Keep You Posted
ORLY – Oh Really
ATM – At The Moment
IMO – In my Opinion
JIC – Just in Case
THX – Thanks

LTNS – Long Time No See
STR8 – Straight
WB – Welcome Back
YT – Youtube
AAK – Alive And Kicking
ANY1 – Anyone
BFN – Bye For Now
DUNNO – Do Not Know
FTL – For The Loss
GFY – Good For You
GTH – Go To Hell
ICQ – I Seek You
2N8 – Tonight
BMS – Blew My Shit
404 – No Clue
BB – Bye Bye
IC – I See

IS – I Am Sorry
IM – Instant Message
JJ – Just Joking
JK – Just Kidding
KK – Okey Cool
KU – Kiss You
L8 – Late
LU – Love You
LI – LinkedIN
MT – Modified Tweet
M/F – Male /Female
TIA – Thanks In Advance
YCM – You Copied Me
2MORO – Tomorrow
ASIC – As soon as I Can

WHATSAPP ABBREVIATIONS

1NAM – One in a Million
BFF – Best Friend Forever
BEG – Big Evil Green
CYO – See you Online
HMU – Hit Me Up
WRU – Who Are You
BBL – Be Back Later
EOS – End of Story
GAL – Get a Life
Q4U – Question For You
5N – Fine
KYP – Keep You Posted
ORLY – Oh Really
ATM – At The Moment
IMO – In my Opinion
JIC – Just in Case
THX – Thanks

LTNS – Long Time No See
STR8 – Straight
WB – Welcome Back
YT – Youtube
AAK – Alive And Kicking
ANY1 – Anyone
BFN – Bye For Now
DUNNO – Do Not Know
FTL – For The Loss
GFY – Good For You
GTH – Go To Hell
ICQ – I Seek You
2N8 – Tonight
BMS – Blew My Shit
404 – No Clue
BB – Bye Bye
IC – I See

IS – I Am Sorry
IM – Instant Message
JJ – Just Joking
JK – Just Kidding
KK – Okey Cool
KU – Kiss You
L8 – Late
LU – Love You
LI – LinkedIN
MT – Modified Tweet
M/F – Male /Female
TIA – Thanks In Advance
YCM – You Copied Me
2MORO – Tomorrow
ASIC – As soon as I Can

ALPHABET AGENCIES ABBREVIATIONS

AAA – The Agricultural Adjustment Act. This act was created in 1933 to compensate farmers for not planting crops as a way to increase the demand for certain agricultural products and raise prices. By 1936, the Supreme Court ruled that the act was to be voided.

CCC – The Civilian Conservation Corps. Single men between 18-25 were selected to form this corps, which would work on conserving wildlife and national preservation areas, in addition to planting trees and fighting erosion.

CWA – The Civil Works Administration. Four million people were employed by the CWA to work in renovation and construction jobs such as building repair, road building, and other infrastructural work.

FDIC – The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Since banks were widely distrusted after the many bank failures during the depression, this alphabet agency was created to encourage public confidence in banks again by insuring customers against losses of up to $5,000 if the bank happened to fail.

FHA – The Federal Housing Administration. This organization was created to help people secure loans to buy houses.

NRA – The National Recovery Administration. In 1933, the NRA was created to attempt to aid deflation and encourage market competition, in order to restore the economy. Unfortunately, the administration did not stimulate industrial production, although investor and consumer confidence were restored.

SSA – The Social Security Administration. The Social Security Act, administered by the Social Security Administration, created a national pension for retired people as well as unemployment insurance and government aid for single mothers, children, and handicapped persons

LATIN-BASED ABBREVIATIONS

AM/PM – AM, which we use to denote morning, is an abbreviation for ante meridiem (before noon), and PM stands for post meridiem (after noon).
AD – The era in which we live, AD, is actually an abbreviation for Anno Domini, or “The Year of Our Lord.”

Latin has also gifted us with other abbreviations we use so frequently that, at times, we forget what they stand for. For instance:
e.g. – You will often see the abbreviation e.g. before someone gives an example. It stands for exampli gratia, which means, “example given.”
etc – “Etc”, often seen at the end of long lists, is short for etcetera, which means “and other things.”
i.e. – Another popular abbreviation we use in daily life, i.e. stands for id est, meaning, “that is.”
n.b. – This is sometimes written at the end of a communication that needs special attention. It stands for nota bene, which means “take notice,” or “note well.”
P.S. – At the end of a letter or email, people will often add a P.S. to include an additional comment or thought. It is short for post script, which means “written after.”
viz – Another Latin abbreviation you may see is “viz”, which is short for videlicet, meaning “namely.”

COOL ABBREVIATIONS

BAE: Before Anyone Else. Instead of saying, “My love comes BAE,” one might say, “My BAE and I are staying in tonight.” The acronym stands as a complete symbol of what each letter actually stands for. I know, doesn’t make a lotta sense. Just go with it 
FaTH: First and Truest Husband. But it doesn’t necessarily refer to one’s actual husband.
Ex. “This relationship has been so incredible, you’ll always be my FaTH.”
IRL: In Real Life. It’s usually used to refer to someone you speak to over the Internet but haven’t actually met.
Ex. “Your blog post was so interesting, I would love to meet you IRL.”
TBH: To Be Honest. This is often said after something controversial.
Ex. “I just don’t really like cupcakes anymore, TBH.”
OTP: One True Pairing. These are two characters that you feel are meant to be together.
Ex. “Sookie and Eric are my OTP.”
DFTBA: Don’t Forget To Be Awesome. Popularized by John Green and Brothers Hank, the meaning is self explanatory.
Ex. “See you later, DFTBA!”
RT: Retweet. This one’s not so new but maybe confusing to non-twitter users. It means someone has essentially reposted your tweet for their followers to see.
Ex. “RT @personwhotweeted: I love acronyms!”
OAN: On Another Note. It’s mostly used in informal emails.
Ex. “Hi Grandma! School’s been great, but OAN we’re getting a puppy!”
IMO or IMHO: In My (Humble) Opinion. This is used usually in the comments section on websites.
Ex. “I liked this article, but IMO, there should have been more emphasis on why he didn’t get the rose.”
DAE: Does Anyone Else. It’s used to frame a question.
Ex. “DAE sometimes dip their pasta in ketchup?”
FTW: For The Win. This one is meant to emphasize the end of a comment, sometimes sarcastic.
Ex. “It’s pouring out today, wet socks FTW!”
YSK: You Should Know. Use this to provide context about something you’re posting.
Ex. “We had a family dinner, and YSK we rarely get together as a family.”
HMU: Hit Me Up. It’s like saying contact me, but with a little flair.
Ex. “You’re kinda cute…feel free to HMU.”
IANAD: I Am Not A Doctor. It’s almost like a disclaimer if you’re going to say something bordering on medical advice.
Ex. “IANAD, but wouldn’t doing a juice cleanse slow your metabolism?”
SMH: Shaking My Head. Said to express disappointment.
Ex. “You got another fedora?! SMH.”
WDYMBT: What Do You Mean By That? This ones cool ‘cause its actually a full sentence.
Ex. “WDYMBT?”
LMK: Let Me Know. A very relaxed way of asking for information.
Ex. “Alright if you find it LMK, no rush.”
BTAIM: Be That As It May. For very specific acronym users to make a formal argument in an informal context.
Ex. “BTAIM, I still need to have the shoes shined.”
ELI5: Explain Like I’m 5 (years old). This one is often seen on Reddit, and it’s used to ask a question about a complex idea.
Ex. “ELI5, how does gravity work?”
ASL: Age/Sex/Location. Another oldie, typically used in an anonymous context, often starting an interaction.
Ex. “Hey. ASL?”
MTFBWY: May The Force Be With You. Borrowed from “Star Wars,” it’s another way of saying good luck.
Ex. “MTFBWY on your date tonight.”
GTR: Getting Ready. This one is counter-intuitive ’cause you wouldn’t think “get” and ‘ting’ would be two different words, but alas.
Ex. “I’ll be there soon, GTR now.”
FUTAB: Feet Up, Take A Break. So it’s not just a regular break, its like a really relaxed break.
Ex. “One more hour till the weekend, I think I deserve a FUTAB.”
FTFY: Fixed That For You. This is used in Internet comments to correct the grammar of a person that commented earlier, or can be used to be funny.
Ex. “‘Staying up all night will be a great idea!’ ‘Staying up all night will be a horrible idea! FTFY.’”
TL;DR: Too Long;Didn’t Read. Often written in a comment, if a person doesn’t want to read an entire article but has something to say anyway.
Ex. “TL/DR but your assessment on which 1D member will launch a solo career first is all wrong.”
TIL: Today I Learned. It may start a post on Facebook or Reddit, and is used to introduce new information.
Ex. “TIL people use their whole brain, not just 10%.”
TIFU: Today I Fudged Up. Often seen on Reddit, it’s used to explain that you messed up trying something.
Ex. “TIFU trying to flirt.”
NSFW: Not Safe For Work. This signifies that a post or article is typically inappropriate for the workplace.
Ex. “This video contains nudity, NSFW.”
NSFL: Not Safe For Life. Alternatively, some things are just gross in general so a post might let you know that before you click.
Ex. “This photo features dead bugs, NSFL.”
MCM: Man Crush Monday. Monday is a day to Instagram the man you have a crush on.
Ex. “Gotta love Leo. #MCM.”
WCW: Woman Crush Wednesday. Wednesday is a day to Instagram the woman you have a crush on.
Ex. “J.LAW BE MY FRIEND. #WCW.”
TBT: Throw Back Thursday. You probably know this one by now but it’s worth clearing up just in case — it’s when you Instagram a picture from a while ago on a Thursday.
Ex. “I’m gonna TBT this picture of myself holding a monkey at the zoo.”
FBF: Flash Back Friday. Did you forget to throwback on Thursday? Have no fear, you have another shot on friday.
Ex. “‘I know it’s not Thursday but can I insta this picture of me in kindergarten?’ ‘Sure, just do a #FBF instead!’”