50+ Most Useful English Abbreviations & Acronyms | Lexika

50+ Most Useful English Abbreviations & Acronyms

Mariana Šebeňová Ciferník31.03.2022 Meet the World with Lexika Reading time: 2 min.
best known english acronyms

We live in fast-moving times – everybody’s rushing and nobody has the time to write lengthy messages and emails. Acronyms help us communicate more concisely and effectively.

So, we’ve organized the most commonly used English acronyms together with their meanings here for you.



2DAY Today
2MORO Tomorrow
AFAIK As far as I know
AFK Away from keyboard
AKA Also known as
ASAP As Soon As Possible
ATM At The Moment
B4 Before
B4N Before now
BBL Be back later
Bcc Blind Carbon Copy
BRB Be right back
BTW By The Way
Cc Carbon Copy
COB/EOB/EOD Close Of Business/End Of Business/End Of Day
CU See you
DIY Do it yourself
DL Download
EOM End Of Message
ETA Estimated Time Of Arrival
F2F Face to face
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FC Fingers Crossed
FYI For Your Information
GR8 Great
ICYMI In Case You Missed It
ILU I love you
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
KISS Keep It Short and Simple
KIT Keep in touch
L8R Later
LMK Let Me Know
LOL Laughing out loud
M2 Me too
MSG Message
N/A Not available (Not applicable)
NB Nota Bene
NP No problem
NRN No Reply Necessary
NYR Need Your Response
NYRQ Need Your Response Quickly
NYRT Need Your Response Today
OMG Oh, my God!
OOO Out Of Office
OT Off topic
P&C Private and Confidential
PCM Please call me
PFA Please Find Attachment
PLS Please
PS Postscriptum
Q/A Question and answer
R Are
RE Regarding
ROFL Rolling on the floor laughing
RSVP Répondez, s’il vous plaît
STH Something
TAFN That´s All For Now
TBC To Be Continued
TGIF Thank God It´s Friday
THX Thanks
TIA Thanks In Advance
TL;DR Too Long; Didn´t read
TLTR Too Long To Read
TYT Take Your Time
U You
UDA Urgent Document Attached
WRT With Reference To
Y Why

Have you encountered another English acronym and don’t know its meaning? Let us know in the comments. 

Mariana Šebeňová
Mariana Šebeňová
Junior Copywriter

I joined the Lexika team in 2021. That year represents changes and dreams finally coming true for me. One of those dreams was to find a job in my field of study, which is translation and interpreting. I studied French together with Arabic, but when someone asks what motivated that decision, I just shrug my shoulders and say I have no idea. Perhaps it was intuition. One of my favourite pastimes is writing, and I’m glad I get to mix business with pleasure at Lexika. My goal is to gain experience and perfect my skills so that one day I can tell myself I’ve become a part of the translator community and it won’t feel surreal.

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  1. Arlyn says:

    There’s another one.. Its OC which is original character

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