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60 Gaming Words & Slangs Every Gamer Should Know!


Hey gamers, we have compiled some amazing gaming words and slang that only pro gamers use. It’s time to get gaming!

- Updated: 28th Feb 2024, 16:00 IST
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    Gaming Words & Slangs
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    Did You Know These Facts?
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Gaming words & slangs for gamers are like rule number 1 of online gaming. You must know about this, otherwise don’t call yourself a gamer. Noobs are busy getting XP and levelling up and, pros are busy being a smurf. You might want to play that MMORPG game in FPS, but it’s on TPS. And if you managed to kill that NPC, it’s a bullet sponge. So, How many gaming words & slang did you get in this one? None!

In this article, we have compiled some of the most common and used gaming words & gaming slang. Read, Speak and Practice, let’s start your journey as a pro gamer.

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Gaming Words & Slangs

We have compiled a list of 60 gaming words and slang. This simple lingo might help you communicate your in-game situation to your squad easily. I would not suggest you to memorise all of them at this point, just try to use some of them one-by-one.

S No.Gaming Word/SlangMeaning
1AAAIndie games developed by a small team
2AddsAdditional enemies
3AFKAway from Keyboard
4AimbotA gaming hack that lets users aim automatically.
5AoEArea of effect
6AvatarA character appearance in a game
7BotComputer-controlled player
8BuffA weapon with high stats
9Bullet SpongeAn NPC that is hard to kill
10CampingStrategic team effort
11CheesingStrategy to kill easily
12ClansGroup of players that are playing in a team
13ClutchTaking down enemy players one-by-one
14CooldownThe minimum time limit for a player to resue a unique ability
15CraftingGathering unique materials to create a useful item
16DLCDownloadable content
17DPSDamage per second
18DRMDigital rights management
19Easter EggA hidden message
20FarmingGathering and collecting items
21FPSFirst-person shooter
22FYIFor your information
23GankingTeam up to take on one or more player
24GGGood Game
25GlitchAn in-game bug in coding
26GrindingA player doing repetitive tasks to gain XP
27HitscanA weapon that immediately hits the target
28HPHealth points
29HUDHeads up display in-game
30InstalockReservering a gaming character
31K/DKill/Death Ratio
32LagDelay in action and reaction
33LoadoutA set of configurations for a weapon
34LootItems that you can salvage
35MMORPGMassive multiplayer online role-playing game
37MPMagic points
38NerfA weapon with low stats
39NewbieA new player
40NoobA player with zero skill
42PingTime taken to send and receive a data packet
43PoggersAn expression to show Joy
44PvEPlayer versus environment
45PvPPlayer versus player
46PwnedTo dominate enemy player
47QTEQuick-time events
48RagequitA player leaving a match in anger
49RNGRandom number generator
50RPGRole-playing Game
51SandboxA game where players can do anything they want
52SmurfA skilled player who’s playing from a level 1 account
53SpawnPlayers appearing anywhere in a game
54StreakA period of continuous win or losing
55ToxicA rude player
56TPSThird-person shooter
57TTKTime to Kill
58WoWWorld of warcraft
59XPexperience points
60YYA trick shot in the COD game series
61Wombo ComboDescribes impressive combination moves
62Resshort for “respawn” or “resurrection, means the ability to review a round
63FeedingWhen the opponent repeatedly kills a player
64ThrowingUsed when a player disregards teamwork to approach enemies with the goal of getting killed, usually to prompt surrender or quitting
65GachaA mechanic where players draw from a pool of items to try and obtain exclusive ones.
66MetaThe best strategies or team setups that help players progress and win the game.

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Did You Know These Facts?

Before you leave, let’s treat you with some cool facts about some of the slang you learnt today.

  • Nearly 3.24 billion people in the gaming world speak the slang language! Imagine no passports needed, just “GG” and “Wombo Combo” to connect across borders.
  • MMORPGs stand out for their huge and always-on online worlds. They are typically run by the game’s creator.
  • The term ‘Gacha’ is taken from real-life Gacha vending machines found in Asian countries like Japan!
  • Some gaming terms, like “newbie,” have surprising origins that date back to video games. “Newbie” actually comes from “new boy,” a term British soldiers used to refer to new recruits.

At The End

Certainly, there are many other gaming slang and gaming words that you can use. In general, I create my own gaming words, which help me stand out. To be honest, Hindi names are my favourite, as long as they are funny. So, if you’re the guy in your squad who creates awesome gaming names, gaming words, and gaming slang, just get your creativity going.

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  • Gamers tend to talks in secret lingo while playing any game. Ever wonder what those terms are?
  • We have compiled a list of 60 gaming words and slang that you just know if you call yourself a gamer.

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