Twitter Abbreviation Cheat Sheet

August 2, 2017

Twitter Abbreviation Jargon

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You finally broke down and started a Twitter account for your small business. That means it’s time to jot down these Twitter abbreviations. After all, you only have 140 characters to get your message out to your audience.

In order to use Twitter successfully, you need to understand Twitter jargon. As a newcomer to Twitter (and people and businesses are still signing up with this social media powerhouse every single day) you may find the landscape a bit baffling. No worries, tweeps have gotten a bit creative in how they express themselves in so few words. We’ve aggregated some of the most popular Twitter abbreviations to make your life just a little easier.

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List of Twitter Abbreviations & Terms

If you want to use Twitter effectively as a promotional avenue for your business, you’re going to have to learn the language. Twitter speak is a constantly evolving concept. New words and hashtags are added all the time. Nonetheless, here are a few to help make your Twitter marketing a little easier:

@: This is used to mention another Twitter account in your tweet. It then creates a link to that person’s account.

#: The hash symbol is used to highlight things like feelings, an event, a topic, or a keyword. This is what’s known as creating a hashtag, which you can then click on to see if any other users have used the exact same hashtag.

^: This is used to indicate that an individual from a group Twitter account is responding to a follower’s tweet.

$: Think of the dollar sign as a financial hashtag. This is how companies share their stock market names or codes.

 

A TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

AAMOF: As a matter of fact

ADDY: Address

AFAIK: When someone tweets this, they’re saying “As far as I know.”

ATM: At the moment
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B TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

B/C: Because

B4: Before

BAE Baby

BESTIE: Best friend

BTW: By the way

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C TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

CC: Just like emails, CC makes certain a Twitter user can see content that might be of interest to them.

cre8: Create

CX: Stands for a correction

CTO: Check this out
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D TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

DIL: Daughter-in-law

DM: A DM is a direct, private message that you can send to another Twitter user.

DYK: Did you know
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E TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

e1: Everyone

ELI5: Explain like I’m 5
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F TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

F2F: Face to Face

F4F: Follow for Follow

FB: Facebook

FF: Follow Friday has become a big thing on Twitter. Friday is your opportunity to promote Twitter followers you want to commend or promote.

FMOT: Follow me on Twitter

FTC: First to comment

FTW: For the win
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G TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

GF: Girlfriend

GNO: Girl’s night out

GR8: Great

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H TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

H8: Hate

HBD: Happy Birthday

HMU: Hook me up

HT or H/T: This is a hat tip, which is Twitter-speak for quietly acknowledging that you’re aware someone has mentioned you in one of their own tweets.
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I TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

ICYMI: “In case you missed it” generally follows something you’re tweeting again.

IDK: I don’t know

Igers: Instagrammers

IOT: In order to

IRL: In real life
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J TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

JK: Just kidding
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K TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

KFB: Kindly follow back

KISS Keep it simple stupid
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L TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

L8: Late

LSEM: Law Enforcement Social Media

LI: LinkedIn

LIG: Life is good

LMAO: Laughing my ass off

LMK: Let me know

LOL: Laughing our loud
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M TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

MIA: Missing in action

MIL: Mother in Law

MOV: My own views

MT or MRT: It’s a retweet that you’ve changed up – a “Modified Tweet”
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N TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

NBD: No big deal

NP: No problem

NSFW: This is used in other social media outlets. It simply means that the content you’re sharing is probably not safe for a workplace environment.

NTS: Note to self
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O TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

o.O: Raised eyebrow

OG: Original Gangster

OH: Overheard

OMG: Oh my God

OOTD: Outfit of the day

ORLY: Oh, really?
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P TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

PIO: Pass it on

POTUS: President of the United States

PPL: People

PRT: “Partial retweet” or “please retweet”
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R TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

RLY: Really?

ROTLF: Rolling on the floor laughing

RT: Retweet

RU: Are you?
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S TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

SAHD: Stay at home dad

SAHM: Stay at home mom

Selfie: Picture of yourself taken by yourself

Shelfie: Picture of items on a shelf

SMH: Shaking my head
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T TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

TBT: Throwback Tuesday/Thursday

TFTF: Thanks for the Follow

TGIF: Thank God it’s Friday

TIL: Today I learned

TLDR: Too Long Didn’t Read

TMB: Tweet Me Back

TQ: Thank you
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U TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

UR: You Are

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V TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

Vacay: Vacation

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W TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

WTB: What to buy

WWD: What went down
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X TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

XFER: Transfer

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 Y TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

YGG: You Go Girl

YOLO: You Only Live Once

YT: YouTube

YW: You’re welcome

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 Z TWITTER ABBREVIATIONS

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  • Repost from Instagram to Twitter
  • And much more

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