Guide | Complete Guide to World of Warcraft Slang

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With the fifth expansion for World of Warcraft just around the corner, there has never been a better time to come back to the game. Regardless if you haven’t played since vanilla or are currently gold farming in anticipation for the new mounts and pets that are coming with Warlords of Draenor, chances are you aren’t caught up on all your Warcraft slang and lingo. There is some wacky slang in the World of Warcraft and with this comprehensive guide, your Warcraft comprehension will never be questioned! Just command/control-f to search this guide for the definition of the unknown slang encountered.

10m – 10 man

1337 – elite

1h – 1 handed

25m – 25 man

2h – 2 handed

4hm – four horsemen

ab – arathi basin

achi – Achievement

achiev – achievement

add – additional monster

aep – agility equivalence points

afk – away from keyboard

aggro – focus of monster’s aggression

agi – agility

ah – auction house

ak – ahn’kahet

alch – alchemist

alli – Alliance

ally – alliance

alt – alternate character

alts – alternative character

amg – oh my god

an – azjol-nerub

ank – Ahn’kahet the old kingdom

any1 – Anyone

aoa – Amphitheatre of Anguish

aoe – area of effect

aop – aspect of the pack

aotp – aspect of the pack

ap – attack power

aq – Anh’Qiraj

arp – armor penetration

asap – as soon as possible

asl – age, sex, location

atm – at the moment

auch – auchindoun

av – alterac valley

b00mkin – moonkin

b4 – before

baf – bring a friend

bamf – bad ass mother fucker

bb – bye bye

bbl – be back later

bbs – be back soon

bc – burning crusade

bd – Blackwing Descent

be – Blood Elf

belf – blood elf

bem – blades edge mountains

bf – Blood Furnace

bfd – blackfathom deeps

bg – battleground

bgs – battleground

bh – bubble hearth

bh10 – Baradin Hold 10-man

bh25 – Baradin’s Hold 25-man

bis – best in slot

bl – blood lust

blizz – blizzard

bm – Beast Mastery

boa – binds on account

boe – bind on equip

bok – Blessing of Kings

bom – blessing of might

boomchicken – moonkin

boomkin – moonkin

bop – bind on pickup

bos – blessing of sanctuary

bot – Bastion of Twilight

bou – bind on use

bow – blessing of wisdom

brb – be right back

brc – Black Rock Caverns

brd – blackrock depths

bres – battle resurrect

brm – blackrock mountain

brs – blackrock spire

brt – be right there

bs – blacksmith

bt – black temple

btw – by the way

buff – beneficial spell

bwd – Black Wing Decent

bwl – blackwing lair

byob – bring your own buffs

byom – bring your own materials

c – copper

cata – Cataclysm

cbt – Closed Beta Test

cc – crowd control

ccg – collectible card game

cd – cooldown

cds – Cool Downs

chanter – enchanter

char – character

cheev – achievement

cm – Challenge mode

coa – Curse of agony

coc – crucible of champions

cod – curse of doom

coe – curse of elements

coex – curse of exhaustion

cos – Culling of Strathholme

cot – caverns of time

cow – Tauren

cp – combo points

crit – critical hit

critchicken – moonkin

cya – see you

c’g – cho’gall

dal – dalaran

dala – Dalaran

darn – darnassus

db – Deadly Boss

dbm – Deadly Boss Mods

dc – disconnect

dc’d – disconnected

dd – direct damage

de – disenchant

deathtard – Unskilled Death Knight

debuff – reductionary spell

deeps – damage per second

demo – Demonology

demon – demonology

demos – demolishers

destro – destruction

dflt – default

ding – levelled

ding! – level up

disc – Discipline (Priest spec).

dk – death knight

dkp – dragon kill points

dl – drain life

dm – dire maul

dmg – damage

dnd – do not disturb

dn’d – death and decay

dot – damage over time

dpm – damage per mana

dps – damage per second

dr – Diminishing returns

drood – druid

dru – druid

drunkin – drunk moonkin

ds – dragon soul

dtk – drak’tharon keep

dw – dual weild

dwm – dustwallow marsh

ea – each

ef – Elwynn Forest

efc – enemy flag carrier

ek – Eastern Kingdoms

eoc – emblem of conquest

eoe – eye of eternity

eos – eye of the storm

eots – eye of the storm

epgp – effort points/gear points

epl – eastern plague lands

er – Entangling Roots

erp – erotic role-play

exp – experience points

expn – expansion

failadin – unskilled paladin

fap – Feral Attack Power

fc – flag carrier

felpuppy – felhunter

feral – druid tank

ffa – free for all

ffs – for fuck’s sake

fl – firelands

fm – focus magic

fml – fuck my life

fok – Fan of Knives

fol – Flash of light

fos – Forge of Souls

fp – flight point

fps – frames per second

fr – flag room

frr – frost resistance

ft – flametongue

fta – for the alliance

fth – For the Horde

ftk – for the kill

ftl – for the loss

ftw – for the win

fu – Fuck You

fz – for zangarmarsh

g – gold

g l – Good Luck

g2g – got to go

gal – Galleon

gank – kill

ganked – killed

gb – Guild Bank

gbok – greater blessing of kings

gbom – greater blessing of might

gc – guild chat

gcd – global cooldown

gd – good duel

gf – girlfriend

gg – Good Game

ghettokings – Drums of Blessing of Kings

gj – good job

gl – good luck

gm – game master

gnomer – gnomeregan

goblock – Goblin Warlock

gotw – gift of the wild

gr8 – great

gratz – congratulations

gryv – graveyard

gs – Gearscore

gtaoe – ground targeted area of effect

gtfo – get the fuck out

gtg – good to go

guildies – guild members

gy – graveyard

gz – congratulations

h – heroic

h4x – hacks

hax – hacks

hc – Heroic

healadin – holy paladin

heals – healer

hfc – hellfire citadel

hfp – hellfire peninsula

hh – honor hold

hk – honourable kill

hlp – help

hm – hardmode

hoj – Hammer of Justice

hol – halls of lightning

hor – Halls of Reflection

hos – halls of stone

hot – heal over time

hp – hit points

hp5 – health per 5 seconds

hps – heal per second

hs – hearth stone

huntard – poorly skilled hunter

huntards – poorly skilled hunters

hvh – heroic Violet Hold

ic – Icecrown Citadel

icc – Icecrown Citadel

idc – i don’t care

idk – i don’t know

if – Ironforge

ikw – I know

ilvl – Item Level

imba – imbalanced

imo – in my opinion

inc – incoming

int – intellect

intrpt – interrupt

inv – invite

ioc – isle of conquest

iqd – isle of quel’danas

irl – in real life

jc – jewelcrafter

jcj – player versus player

jip – Justice Point

jk – just kidding

jking – joking

jp – Justice Points

kara – karazhan

kb – killing blow

kek – laughing out loud

kk – ok

kos – kill on sight

ks – Kingslayer

kt – Kel’Thuzad

l2 – Learn to

l2p – learn to play

l2pyc – Learn to play your Class

l33t – elite

l8 – late

l@u – Laughing at you

lawl – laugh out loud

lazorchicken – Moonkin

lbrs – lower blackrock spire

lc – lower city

ld – link disconnect

leet – elite

lf – looking for

lf1m – looking for one more

lf2m – looking for two more

lf3m – looking for three more

lf4m – looking for four more

lfg – looking for group

lfm – looking for more

lfr – looking for raid

lfw – looking for work

lib – library

lightning turkey – Moonkin

lk – lich king

lm – lumber mill

lmao – laugh my ass off

lmfao – laugh my fuckung ass off

lock – warlock

locks – warlocks

loh – lay on hands

lol – laugh out loud

lom – low on mana

los – line of sight

lotp – Leader of the Pack

lrn2 – learn to

ltp – learn to play

lvl – level

lw – leatherworker

m8 – Mate

maly – malygos

mancow – tauren

mass rez – Mass Resurrection

mats – materials

mb – mana break

mc – mind control or molten core

mdps – melee damage per second

mgt – magisters\’ terrace

mh – Main Hand

ml – master looter

mmog – massively multiplayer online game

mmorpg – massively multiplayer online roleplaying game

moar – more

mob – mobile object or monster

mop – Mists of Pandaria

motd – message of the day

motw – mark of the wild

mow – mark of the wild

mp5 – mana per five seconds

mrt – magisters’ terrace

ms – mortal strike

msv – Mogushan’Vaults

mt – miss tell or main tank

mut – Mutilate

mv – morgan’s vigil

mw – Mage Ward

n – need

n00b – new, unskilled player

n00bs – multiple new, unskilled players

n00bz – multiple new, unskilled players

nax – naxxramas

naxx – Naxxramas

naxx25 – Naxxramas Heroic (25-man)

ne – Night Elf

ne1 – anyone

nelf – night elf

nerf – to make weaker

nerfed – made weaker

newb – A new player

ninja – player that steals loot

nm – never mind

nmjc – nothing much just chilling

noob – new, unskilled player

noobid – poorly skilled druid

noobs – multiple new, unskilled players

noobsauce – new player

noobz – multiple new, unskilled players

norp-elf – Blood elf

np – no problem

npc – non player character

nr – nature resist

nsb – north side base

nub – Unskilled player

nubcaik – unskilled player

nubcake – unskilled player

nuke – deal damage while ignoring threat and aggro

nvm – never mind

nvrmnd – Never mind

nx – The Nexus

nyi – not yet implemented

obo – or best offer

occ – the oculus

og – Ogrimmar

oh – Off Hand

ohb – old hillsbrad foothills

ohf – old hillsbrad foothills

ohko – one hit kill

ok – Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom

omfg – oh my fucking god

omg – oh my god

omw – on my way

one-shot – kill with 1 hit

oneshot – kill with 1 hit

ony – onyxia’s lair

onyx – onyxia’s lair

ooc – out of combat

oom – out of mana

oomkin – moonkin

oor – out of range

oos – out of sight

oow – on our way

op – overpowered

org – orgrimmar

os – obsidian sanctum

ot – off tank

owned – defeated easily

ox – onyxia

p2p – player to player

pala – paladin

pally – paladin

pat – patrol

pbaoe – point blank area of effect

pc – player character

pk – player kill

pker – player killer

pl8 – plate armor

plox – please

plz – please

pm – private message

pmsl – pissing myself laughing

poly – polymorph

port – portal

pos – Pit of Saron

pot – potion

powned – dominated

ppl – people

ppr – points per run

prefs – preferences

proc – to activate upon certain conditions

prot – protection

protadin – Protection speced paladin

pst – please send tell

ptr – Public Test Realm

pug – pick up group

pve – player versus environment

pvp – player versus player

pwn – to dominate

pwned – dominated

pwning – dominating

pwnt – dominated

pzous – perfect zone of ultimate safety

qft – quoted for truth

qm – quartermaster

qq – tears

r – are

raf – Recruit a Friend

raid – group of 6 to 40 players

rap – ranged attack power

rbg – rated battle ground

rbgs – Rated Battlegrounds

rdf – Random Dungeon Finder

rdps – range damage per second

rdy – ready

re roll – to switch to a new main character

reg – regular

rep – rreputation

res – ressurect

respec – to change talent point allocation

ress – ressurect

resto – restoration

ret – a paladin specification

retadin – ret spec’d paladin

retardin – lousy ret spec’d paladin

retnoob – retribution spec’d paladin

rez – ressurect

rfc – rage fire casm

rfd – Razor Fen Downs

rfk – razorfen kraul

rgb – rated battlegrounds

rh – relief hut

rhc – random heroic

rl – real life

rmp – Rogue, Mage, Priest

rng – Random Number Generater

rob – Ring of Blood

rof – ring of frost

rofl – rolling on floor laughing

roflmao – rolling on the floor laughing my ass off

ros – reliquary of souls

rotfl – Rolling on the floor laughing

rp – role playing

rq – real quick

rrq – repeatable reputation quest

rs – Ruby Sanctum

rts – real time strategy

rw – real world

s – silver

sarth – sartharion

sb – Sholazar Basin

sc – Silvermoon City

scholo – scholomance

sfk – shadowfang keep

sh – Shattered Halls or Sethekk Halls

sham – shaman

shammy – shaman

shat – Shattrath City

shatt – Shattrath City

shb – stonehearth bunker

sl – shadow labyrinth

slab – shadow labyrinth

slabs – shadow labyrinth

sls – shroud loot system

sm – scarlet monastery

smc – silvermoon city

smv – shadowmoon valley

snd – Slice and Dice

soa – strand of ancients

soj – seal of justice

soo – Seige of Orgimmar raid

sota – strand of the ancients

soz – sorry

sp – spell power

spacegoat – Draenei

spawn – origin point

spec – talent specialization

spr – spirit

spriest – shadow spec\’d priest

squishy – a cloth wearing player.

srry – sorry

ss – soul stone

ssc – serpentshrine cavern

st – stables

stam – stamina

stfu – shut the fuck up

stock – the stockade

stocks – the stockade

str – strength

strat – stratholme

stv – stranglethorn vale

sv – steamvault

sw – stormwind city

t&s – tank and spank

t1 – Raid teir 1

t2 – Raid teir 2

t3 – Raid teir 3

t4 – Raid teir 5

t6 – Raid teir 6

t7 – Raid teir 7

t8- Raid teir 8

tab – Tabard

tabby – Tabard

tag – Hit a monster first

tankadin – paladin tank

tap – to hit a monster before anyone else

taq – temple of ahn’qiraj

taunka – tauren

tauradin – Tauren Paladin

tb – thunder bluff

tbc – The Burning Crusade

tbh – To be honest

teh – the

th – Twilight Highlands

thunder chicken – moonkin

thunder clucker – moonkin

thx – thanks

tic – increment of damage over time

tis – this

tk – tempest keep

tm – tauren mill

tnx – thanks

toc – Trail of Champions

togc – Trial of the Grand Crusader

toon – character

tot – Tricks of Trade

totc – Trial Of The Champion

tp – tower point

tps – threat per second

tpw – total party wipe

ts – teamspeak

ttyl – talk to you later

tv – templar’s verdict

ty – thank you

tysm – thank you so much

tyt – Take your time

tyvm – thank you very much

u – you

ua – Unstable Affliction

ub – underbog

uber – very

ubrs – upper blackrock spire

uc – undercity

udder – Female Tauren

uk – utgarde keep

ul – unlucky

uld – uldaman

uldy – Ulduar

up – Utgarde Pinnacle

vc – van cleef (in the deadmines)

vent – ventrilo

vh – the violet hold

vip – Valor Point

voa – Vault of Archavon

vos – Valley of Storm

vp – Vortex Pinnacle

vr – void reaver

vw – voidwalker

w2g – Way to go

w8 – wait

waggro – wife aggro

warr – warrior

wb – welcome back

wc – wailing caverns

wg – wintergrasp

wipe – when everybody dies

wlock – warlock

wod – Warlords of Draenor

wotf – will of the forsaken

wotlk – wrath of the lich king

wow – World of Warcraft

wp – Well Played

wpl – western plague lands

wrg – Worg

wsg – warsong gulch

wtb – want to buy

wtf – what the fuck

wtg – want to give

wth – what the hell

wts – want to sell

wtsf – want to sell fast

wtt – want to trade

xeido – awesome druid

xfer – transfer

xmog – transmogrification

xmute – transmute

xp – experience points

xpac – expansion

xr – crossroads

yw – you\’re welcome

za – zul’aman

zang – zangarmarsh

zd – Zul’Drak

zerg – rush

zf – zul’farrak

zg – zul’gurub