100 Acronyms List in English

100 Acronyms List in English

As an ESL student, one of the most important things you can do to improve your communication skills is learn how to use Acronyms. Acronyms are commonly used in conversations and text messages, so it’s important to know the most common ones. This 100 Acronyms list will help you get started!

Acronyms List in English

Common Informative Acronyms

  • SUV:- Sports Utility Vehicle
  • IQ :- Intelligence Quotient
  • ID :- Identification
  • PS :- Post Script
  • PPV :- Pay Per View
  • DARE :- Drug Abuse Resistance Education
  • MD :- Medical Doctor
  • SONAR :- Sound Navigation & Ranging
  • ABS :- Anti:-lock Braking System
  • ADD :- Attention Deficit Disorder
  • DOB :- Date Of Birth
  • TBA :- To Be Announced
  • GIF :- Graphics Interchange Format
  • DIY :- Do It Yourself
  • RADAR :- Radio Detection & Ranging
  • ESL :- English As A Second Language
  • AIDS :- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • UFO :- Unidentified Flying Object
  • FAQ :- Frequently Asked Questions
  • OTC :- Over The Counter
  • AMA :- Against Medical Advice
  • HIV :- Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • DOA :- Dead On Arrival

100 acronyms list

Common Acronyms in Chat

  • OFC :- Of Course
  • TTYL :- Talk To You Later
  • WTH :- What The Heck
  • BTW :- By The Way
  • FISH :- First In, Still Here
  • IMO :- In My Opinion
  • OMG :- Oh My God
  • ROFL :- Rolling On the Floor Laughing
  • EG :- Evil Grin
  • KISS :- Keep It Simple, Stupid
  • BBL :- Be Back Later
  • PHAT :- Pretty, Hot, & Tempting
  • AFK :- Away From Keyboard
  • BEG :- Big Evil Grin
  • BBIAB :- Be Back In A Bit
  • IRL :- In Real Life
  • NYOB :- None of Your Business
  • PANS :- Pretty Awesome New Stuff
  • BRB :- Be Right Back
  • IDK :- I Don’t Know
  • YOLO :- You Only Live Once
  • SMH :- Shaking My Head
  • POS :- Parents Over Shoulder
  • BBS :- Be Back Soon
  • LMK :- Let Me Know
  • LOL :- Laughing Out Loud

100 acronyms list in english

Common Acronyms as Identifiers

  • MOTOS :- Member Of The Opposite Sex
  • BF :- Boyfriend
  • FLAG – Foreign Language Association of Georgia
  • MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • APA – American Psychological Association
  • AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
  • NHL – National Hockey League
  • MOTSS :- Member Of The Same Sex
  • LDR :- Long Distance Relationship
  • ZIP code :- Zone Improvement Plan code
  • SWF – Single White Female
  • ADA – American Dental Association
  • AMA – American Medical Association
  • F2F :- Face to Face
  • NFL – National Football League
  • SWM – Single White Male
  • AARP – American Association of Retired Persons
  • PGA – Professional Golfer’s Association
  • BBW :- Big Beautiful Woman
  • IR :- Interacial
  • NBA – National Basketball Association
  • MLA – Modern Language Association
  • TS :- Transsexual
  • AFL – American Football League
  • PAWS – Progressive Animal Welfare Society
  • SO :- Significant Other
  • VBD :- Very Bad Date
  • WWE – World Wrestling Entertainment
  • GF :- Girlfriend

common acronyms as identifiers

Common Acronyms in the Government & Military

  • USAF :- United States Air Force
  • DMV :- Division of Motor Vehicles
  • MIA :- Missing In Action
  • Navy SEALs :- Navy Sea Air L& forces
  • CPL :- Corporal
  • DOD :- Department of Defense
  • DZ :- Drop Zone
  • GIB :- GI Bill
  • DAFB :- Dover Air Force Base
  • CSI :- Crime Scene Investigation
  • POTUS :- President of the United States
  • ASAP :- As Soon As Possible
  • FUBAR :- F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition
  • SWAT :- Special Weapons & Tactics
  • FBI :- Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • AWOL :- Absent Without Leave
  • CIA :- Central Intelligence Agency
  • DNC :- Democratic National Committee
  • RNC :- Republican National Committee
  • POW :- Prisoner Of War
  • NAFTA :- North American Free Trade Agreement
  • CPS :- Child Protective Services
  • REAP :- Reserve Education Assistance Program
  • DON :- Department of the Navy
  • MAJ :- Major
  • OSHA :- Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • UN :- United Nations
  • CPT :- Captain
  • SGT :- Sergeant

Common Acronyms in Business

  • MST :- Mountain Standard Time
  • ETA :- Estimated Time of Arrival
  • DND :- Do Not Disturb
  • ADP :- Automated Data Processing
  • TBD :- To Be Determined
  • PR :- Public Relations
  • FAQ :- Frequently Asked Questions
  • MBA :- Masters of Business Administration
  • CST :- Central Standard Time
  • TED :- Tell me, Explain to me, Describe to me
  • HR :- Human Resources
  • AKA :- Also Known As
  • OT :- Overtime
  • EDS :- Electronic Data Systems
  • POS :- Point Of Service
  • DAEMON :- Disk & Execution Monitor
  • DBA :- Doing Business As
  • CC :- Copy To
  • EOD :- End of Day
  • PST :- Pacific Standard Time
  • EST :- Eastern Standard Time
  • SWOT :- Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, & Threats
  • FYI :- For Your Information