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An acronym is a word formed by the initial letters of a phrase or title. In the online environment, acronyms are used to conserve time and space. Acronyms are words that are formed by combining parts of other words. For instance, modem is derived from MODulator/DEModulator. Often these are the first letters of a longer phrase. For instance, BTW is the acronym for By The Way, IMHO stands for In My Humble Opinion.

A huge collection of acnonyms is presented below that can be used as an Acronym Dictionary. This acronym dictionary can be used as an acronym finder system as well.

  1. *S* Smile
  2. 10Q Thank You
  3. FTR One For The Road
  4. 24/7 24 hours a day; 7 days a week
  5. A/S/L? Age/Sex/Location?
  6. A/S? Age/Sex?
  7. AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact
  8. ACK Acknowledgement
  9. ACRONYM Abbreviated Coded Rendition Of Name Yielding Meaning
  10. ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
  11. ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  12. ADN Any Day Now
  13. AFAIAC As Far As I Am Concerned
  14. AFAICR As Far As I Can Recall
  15. AFAICT As Far As I Can Tell
  16. AFAIK As Far As I Know
  17. AFAIR As Far As I Remember/Recall
  18. AFAIUI As Far As I Understand It
  19. AFJ April Fools’ Joke
  20. AFK Away From The Keyboard; Away For A Kwickie
  21. AFL AbsoFreakinLutely
  22. AFOG Another Freaking Opportunity for Growth
  23. AHPF All Hail Pass Fail (via MIT)
  24. YA x AICMFP You are x and I claim my five pounds (Britishism; via old newspaper promo)
  25. AISB As I Said Before
  26. AISE As I Said Earlier
  27. AISI As I See It
  28. AIUI As I Understand It
  29. AIW As It Were/Was
  30. AKA Also Known As
  31. AMAP As Much/Many As Possible
  32. ANFAWFOS And Now For A Word From Our Sponsor
  33. ANSI American National Standards Institute
  34. AOB Any Other Business
  35. AP Age Play
  36. APAC All Praise And Credit
  37. API Application Program Interface
  38. ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency
  39. AS Another Subject
  40. ASAP As Soon As Possible
  41. ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
  42. ASL Age-Sex-Location
  43. ASNWS A Simple No Would Suffice
  44. ATB All The Best
  45. ATK At The Keyboard
  46. ATLA Another Three Letter Acronym
  47. ATM At The Moment
  48. ATSL Along The Same Lines
  49. ATTN Attention
  50. ATTYOB Anything That Turns You On Baby
  51. AUP Acceptable Use Policy
  52. AWCIGO And Where Can I Get One
  53. AWGTHTGTATA Are We Going To Have To Go Through All This/That Again
  54. AWGTHTGTTA Are We Going To Have To Go Through This/That Again
  55. AWHFY Are We Having Fun Yet
  56. AWOL Absent Without Official Leave
  57. AYBABTU All Your Base Are Belong To Us
  58. AYMK As You May Know
  59. AYT Are You There
  60. B&D Bondage and Discipline
  61. B/C Because
  62. B4 Before
  63. B4N Bye For Now
  64. BAC By Any Chance
  65. BAD Broken As Designed
  66. BAG Busting A Gut
  67. BAGL Busting A Gut Laughing
  68. BAK Back At Keyboard
  69. BBB Busy Beyond Belief
  70. BBFN Bye Bye For Now
  71. BBIAB Be Back In A Bit
  72. BBIAS Be Back In A Sec
  73. BBL [I’ll] Be Back Later
  74. BBM Big Beautiful Man
  75. BBR Burnt Beyond Repair
  76. BBS Bulletin Board System / Be Back Soon
  77. BBT Be Back Tomorrow
  78. BBW Big Beautiful Woman
  79. BC Basket Case
  80. BCC Blind Carbon Copy
  81. BCNU Be Seein’ You
  82. BDSM Bondage & Discipline, Dominance & Submission, Sado-Masochism
  83. BDSMLMNOP BDSM and whatever else we might do
  84. BEG Big Evil Grin
  85. BF Boy Friend
  86. BFD Big Freakin’ Deal
  87. BFH Bastard From Hell
  88. BFMI Brute Force and Massive Ignorance
  89. BFN Bye For Now
  90. BFNN Bizarre Format with No Name (document format)
  91. BG Big Grin
  92. BI Breidbart Index [the SPAM index of a Usenet post]
  93. BIAB Back In A Bit
  94. BIAF Back In A Few
  95. BIALW back in a little while
  96. BIAS Back In A Second
  97. BIAW Back In A While
  98. BIC Best In Class
  99. BIL Brother In Law
  100. BION Believe It Or Not
  101. BIOYIOP Blow It Out Your Input Output Port
  102. BITD Back In The Day
  103. BITD Beaten It To Death
  104. BK Because
  105. BMHATK Banging My Head Against The Keyboard
  106. BMHATW Banging My Head Against The Wall
  107. BMOC Big Man On Campus
  108. BMTA Brilliant Minds Think Alike
  109. BMTIPG Brilliant Minds Think In Parallel Gutters
  110. BNF Big Name Fan
  111. BOC But Of Course
  112. BOF Birds Of a Feather
  113. BOFH Bastard Operator From Hell
  114. BOHICA Bend Over, Here It Comes Again
  115. BOHOF Back Of Hand On Forehead
  116. BOS Big Orange Switch
  117. BOT Back On Topic
  118. BOTEC Back Of The Envelope Calculation
  119. BPD Borderline Personality Disorder
  120. BRB [I’ll] Be Right Back
  121. BRS Big Red Switch
  122. BRT Be Right There
  123. BSG Big Smiling Grin; Broad Sweeping Generalization
  124. BSOD Blue Screen of Death (Windows NT, et al.)
  125. BSTS Better Safe Than Sorry
  126. BTA But Then Again
  127. BTAICBW But Then Again I Could Be Wrong
  128. BTAIM Be That As It May
  129. BTDT Been There, Done That
  130. BTDTGTTS Been There, Done That, Got The T-Shirt
  131. BTOBD Be There Or Be Dead
  132. BTOBS Be There Or Be Square
  133. BTSOOM Beats The Shit Out Of Me
  134. BTTH Butt To The Head
  135. BTTP Back To The Point
  136. BTW By The Way
  137. BWG Big Wide Grin
  138. BWQ Buzz Word Quotient
  139. BY Busy
  140. BYKT But You Know/Knew That
  141. BYKTA But You Know/Knew That Already
  142. BYOB Bring Your Own Bottle/Booze
  143. C&P Copy & Paste
  144. C/O Care Of
  145. CADET Can’t Add Doesn’t Even Try
  146. CB Call Back
  147. CB Chastity Belt
  148. CBT Cock and Ball Torture/Training
  149. CC Carbon Copy
  150. CCWC Can’t Cook Won’t Cook
  151. CD Cross Dresser
  152. CE Creative Editing
  153. CERT Computer Emergency Response Team
  154. CFD Call For Discussion
  155. CFV Call For Votes
  156. CG Cute Grin
  157. CGI Common Gateway Interface
  158. CHOWUR See HOW you are
  159. CHUR See How you are
  160. CIAC Computer Incident Advisory Capability
  161. CIAO goodbye [pronounced Chow]
  162. CIC Christ I’m Confused
  163. CIO Cut It Out
  164. CIS Complete and Irrevocable Submission
  165. CLAB Crying Like A Baby
  166. CLM Career Limiting Move
  167. CMIIW Correct Me If I’m Wrong
  168. CNC Consensual Non Consent
  169. CNP Continued [In My] Next Post
  170. CO Clothing Optional
  171. COD Cash On Delivery
  172. COTFLGUOAHAHA Crawling On The Floor Laughing Guts Out And Having A Heart Attack
  173. COTS Commercial Off The Shelf
  174. CP Corporal Punishment
  175. CPF Can Pigs Fly
  176. CRC Cyclic Redundancy Check
  177. CS Cop Shop
  178. CTS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  179. CTTD Cute Things They Do
  180. CTTOI Come To Think Of It
  181. CTTS Cute Things They Say
  182. CU See You
  183. CUL See You Later
  184. CUL8R See you Later
  185. CW Continuous Wave (the carrier type used for Morse code communications)
  186. CW Conventional Wisdom
  187. CWYL Chat With You Later
  188. CYA Cover Your Ass
  189. CYA See Ya
  190. CYA See You Around
  191. CYL See You Later
  192. CYT Cute Young Thing
  193. C|N>K "Coffee (piped through) Nose, (redirected to) Keyboard"
  194. D&W Ducking And Weaving
  195. D/L Download
  196. D/S or D/s Dominance and Submission
  197. DADT Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
  198. DAP Parents Against Dyslexia :) :) dyslexia against parents>
  199. DARFC Ducking And Running For Cover
  200. DBA Doing Business As
  201. DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  202. DEB Don’t Even Bother
  203. DFM Don’t Flame Me
  204. DFU Don’t Forget Units
  205. DGT Don’t Go There
  206. DID Dissociative Identity Disorder (used to be MPD)
  207. DIIK Damned If I Know
  208. DIIN Damned If I Know
  209. DILLIGAFF Do I Look Like I Give A Flying Freakin’
  210. DIM Do It Myself
  211. DIY Do It Yourself
  212. DK Don’t Know
  213. DKF Dreaded Koosh Flogger
  214. DL Download
  215. DLG Devilish Little Grin
  216. DLTDHYITAOYWO Don?t Let The Door Hit You In The Ass On Your Way Out
  217. DMQ Do-Me Queen
  218. DNA Did Not Answer
  219. DNDK Don’t Know, Don’t Care
  220. DNO Do Not Open [used in the subject line of a test post or email]
  221. DNPM Damn Near Pissed Myself
  222. DNS Domain Name System
  223. DOA Dead On Arrival
  224. DOB Date Of Birth
  225. DOM Dirty Old Man
  226. DOS Disk Operating System
  227. DOYC Deity Of Your Choice
  228. DOYKB Down On Your Knees, Bitch
  229. DQOTD Dumb Question Of The Day
  230. DSW Dick Size War
  231. DTA Don’t Trust Anybody
  232. DTOKAB Drop To One Knee And Bow
  233. DTP Desktop Publishing
  234. DTRT Do The Right Thing (contrast with DTWT)
  235. DTTAH Don’t Try This At Home
  236. DTWT Do The Wrong Thing (contrast with DTRT)
  237. DTYD Drink Till You Drop (party at MIT)
  238. DUCWIC Do You See What I See
  239. DUK Dead Upon Keyboard
  240. DWAI Don’t Worry About It
  241. DWIM Do What I Mean
  242. DWIMC Do What I Mean Correctly
  243. DWIMNWIS Do What I Mean Not What I Say
  244. DWISNWID Do What I Say Not What I Do
  245. DWIW Do What I Want
  246. DWYW Do What You Want
  247. DYE Damn Your Eyes
  248. DYHWIH Do You Hear What I Hear
  249. DYSWIS Do You See What I See
  250. DOS Denial of Service, Desktop Operating System
  251. E&OE Errors And Omissions Excepted
  252. E2EG Ear to Ear Grin
  253. EANAB Equally Attractive Non-Alcoholic Beverage
  254. ECP Excessive Cross Posting
  255. ED Emotionally Disturbed
  256. EDP Emotionally Disturbed Person
  257. EG Evil Grin
  258. EGBOK Everything is Going to Be OK
  259. EIF Exercise In Futility
  260. EIP Everything Is Permissible
  261. EMFBI Excuse Me For Butting In
  262. EMSG email message
  263. EOB End Of Business
  264. EOD End Of Discussion
  265. EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  266. EOF End Of File
  267. EOL End Of Lecture
  268. EOM End Of Message
  269. EOT End Of Thread
  270. EPID Every Person Is Different
  271. ESOSL Endless Snorts Of Stupid Laughter
  272. ESP Especially
  273. ETA Estimated Time Of Arrival
  274. ETLA Extended Three Letter Acronym
  275. ETOPS Engines Turn Or Passengers Swim (powerboats)
  276. EWAG Experienced Wild-Ass Guess
  277. F2F Face To Face
  278. FA Fat Admirer, one who prefers a fat sexual/romantic partner
  279. FAIK For All I Know
  280. FAQ Frequently Asked Question(s)
  281. FCFS First Come First Served
  282. FCOL For Crying Out Loud
  283. FDROTFL Falling Down Rolling On The Floor Laughing
  284. FF Fast Food, Fast Forward, Firefox Browser
  285. FFR For Future Reference
  286. FGM Female Genital Mutilation
  287. FIAWOL Fandom Is A Way Of Life
  288. FICCL Frankly I Couldn’t Care Less
  289. FIIK Freaked If I Know
  290. FIIR Freaked If I Remember
  291. FIL Father In Law
  292. FIOFY Figure It Out For Yourself
  293. FIRST Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams
  294. FISH First In Still Here
  295. FITB Fill In The Blank
  296. FLEA Four Letter Extended Acronym
  297. FLT Fermat’s Last Theorem
  298. FM Frequency Modulation, Finance Management, Finance Minister
  299. FMTYEWTK Far More Than You Ever Wanted To Know
  300. FOAD Freak Off And Die, Fetal Origins of Adult Disease
  301. FOAF Friend of A Friend
  302. FOAFOAG Father of A Friend Of A Girlfriend
  303. FOAG Father of A Girlfriend
  304. FOD Finger of Death
  305. FOS Freedom of Speech
  306. FOT Full of Tripe
  307. FOTCL Falling Off The Chair Laughing
  308. FRZ Fruitin’ Religious Zealot
  309. FSD Fools Seldom Differ
  310. FSDO For Some Definition Of
  311. FSVO For Some Value Of
  312. FTASB Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
  313. FTF Face To Face
  314. FTL Faster Than Light
  315. FTM For That Matter (or Female To Male trans)
  316. FTMP For The Most Part
  317. FTP File Transfer Protocol
  318. FTR For The Record
  319. FTS Fixin’ To Start
  320. FTSO Figure That Stuff Out
  321. FUBAR Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition
  322. FUD Fear, Uncertainty, And Doubt
  323. FURTB Full Up Ready To Burst
  324. FWIW For What It’s Worth
  325. FYA For Your Amusement
  326. FYI For Your Information
  327. FYIV Freakin’ You, I’m Vested
  328. G Grin
  329. GA Go Ahead
  330. GAC Get A Clue
  331. GAFIA Get Away From It All
  332. GAFIATe (to) Get Away From It All
  333. GAL Get A Life
  334. GBH&K Great Big Hugs & Kisses
  335. GBH&KB Great Big Hugs & Kisses Back
  336. GCD Greatest Common Divisor
  337. GD&R Grinning, Ducking, and Running (after a smart-ass comment)
  338. GD&RF Grinning Ducking And Running Fast
  339. GD&RVVF Grinning Ducking And Running Very Very Fast
  340. GD&W Grinning Ducking And Weaving
  341. GF Girlfriend
  342. GFR Grim File Reaper
  343. GG Genetic Girl
  344. GGN Gotta Go Now
  345. GGP Gotta Go Pee
  346. GHOD General Heuristic Organizing Device
  347. GIF Graphical Interchange Format
  348. GIGO Garbage In Garbage Out; Garbage In Gospel Out
  349. GIWIST Gee I Wish I’d Said That
  350. GJP Good Job Partner
  351. GL good luck
  352. GLBT Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans
  353. GLG Goofy Little Grin
  354. GLGH Good Luck and Good Hunting
  355. GMT Greenwich Mean Time [UK Time]
  356. GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
  357. GOAT Go Away, Troll
  358. GOK God Only Knows
  359. GOOML Get Out Of My Life
  360. GOTFIA Groaning On The Floor In Agony
  361. GOWI Get On With It
  362. GPF General Protection Fault
  363. GRQ Get Rich Quick (a type of spam - compare MMF)
  364. GRUIT Get Real you Impudent Thing
  365. GS Golden Shower
  366. GTBOS Glad To Be Of Service
  367. GTG Got To Go
  368. GTGN Got To Go Now
  369. GTP Got To Pee
  370. H&K Hugs & Kisses
  371. H2 How To
  372. HAK Hugs And Kisses
  373. HAND Have A Nice Day
  374. HCB Holy Cow Batman
  375. HHGTTG Hitch Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
  376. HHIS Hanging Head In Shame
  377. HHO1/2K Ha Ha Only Half Kidding
  378. HHOJ Ha Ha Only Joking
  379. HHOK Ha Ha, Only Kidding
  380. HHOS Ha Ha, Only Serious
  381. HHVF Ha Ha, Very Funny
  382. HIB Have I Been
  383. HICA Here It Comes Again
  384. HNG Horny Net Geek
  385. HOMPR Hang On Mobile Phone’s Ringing
  386. HOPR Hang On Phone’s Ringing
  387. HOS Husband Over Shoulder
  388. HOUER Hanging On Your Every Word
  389. HOYER Hanging On Your Every Word
  390. HP Home Page
  391. HSF (variants: H-S-F, HSF) Hand-Staple-Forehead (theatrical angst) angst) (theatrical hand-staple-forehead hsf) h-s-f, (variants:>
  392. HSIK How Should I Know
  393. HSP Highly Sensitive Person
  394. HTH Hope This Helps (often used with HAND)
  395. HTML Hyper-Text Markup Language
  396. HTTP Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol
  397. HW Hardware
  398. HWNINS He whose name is not spoken
  399. HWP Height and Weight Proportional (i.e.: "normal" build) build) ?normal? (i.e.: proportional weight and height>
  400. HWSNBN He Who Should Not Be Named
  401. HWWNBN He Who Will Not Be Named
  402. IAAA I Am An Accountant
  403. IAAD I Am A Doctor
  404. IAAL I Am A Lawyer
  405. IAC In Any Case
  406. IAE In Any Event
  407. IAGFII It’s All Good Fun Isn’t It
  408. IAMFI I Ask Merely For Information
  409. IAMTA I Ask Merely To Annoy
  410. IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
  411. IANAA I Am Not An Accountant
  412. IANAC I Am Not A Crook
  413. IANAD I Am Not A Doctor
  414. IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer
  415. IANALBIPOOTV I Am Not A Lawyer But I Play One On TV
  416. IANYM In A New York Minute
  417. IANYS In A New York Second
  418. IAP Internet Access Provider
  419. IARTPFWTSIOWIM I Am Repeating This Parrot Fashion Without The Slightest Idea Of What It Means
  420. IAW In Accordance With
  421. IAWC In A While Crocodile [usually used to reply to SYLA(cf)]
  422. IBC Inadequate But Cute
  423. IBM Inadequate But Marketable
  424. IBTD I Beg To Differ
  425. IC I See
  426. ICB I Care Because
  427. ICBW I Could Be Wrong
  428. ICCL I Couldn’t Care Less
  429. ICOCBW I Could Of Course Be Wrong
  430. ICP Internet Content Provider
  431. ICTYBTIHTKY I Could Tell You But Then I’d Have To Kill You
  432. ICUR I See you are
  433. ICYWC In Case You Were Curious
  434. IDGI I Don’t Get It
  435. IDIC Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations (via Star Trek)
  436. IDK I Don’t Know
  437. IDTS I Don’t Think So
  1. Excellent database of acronyms!It should further continue for rest of the letters.

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