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The slang dictionary is a list of informal words, expressions, and abbreviations that are commonly used in the Old School RuneScape community. It is incomplete, and never will be complete because Old School RuneScape's community and vocabulary is constantly changing.

This slang dictionary only lists Old School RuneScape-specific terms.

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Abbreviation Meaning
2H Two-handed sword
3a Third Age
2S2G 2 sandstone, 2 granite; a Mining training method
2t, 3t, 4t, 5t X-tick training; a method of training gathering skills involving tick manipulation
99 Maximum level for a skill, Skill mastery.

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AEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
AB, AB-er Anti-ban, Anti-botter
Abby Abyssal, Aberrant spectres, Abyssal whip, Abyssal demon
Ac Anti-crash (usually for bosses or group Wilderness fights)
Acc Account, Accuracy
Acb Armadyl crossbow
Acp Armadyl chestplate
Acs Armadyl chainskirt
Addy Adamant
Ads Anti-dragon shield, Abyssal dagger (p++)
AFK(ing) Away from keyboard—an account training while the person has gone away from the keyboard.
Aggro Aggressiveness (referring to a monster's behaviour around players)
Ags Armadyl godsword
Ah Armadyl helmet, Ahrim's
Air(s) Air rune
Alch(ing) Using an alchemy spell to convert items into gold using either Low or High Level Alchemy.
Alt Alternative account, generally the second account.
Ammy Amulet
Ancients Ancient Magicks
Anti Antipoison, Anti-dragon shield or Antifire
AntiD, Anti D shield Anti-dragon shield
AntiP, Ap, SuperAP Antipoison, Super antipoison potions
AoE Area of Effect—referring to attacks and/or abilities that affect multiple targets at once.
AoTD Amulet of the damned
Arc Arcane spirit shield, Arceuus (house or spellbook)
Ardy Ardougne
Arma Armadyl
Atk, Att Attack, Attacker role in Barbarian Assault
Autoer, autoing A bot user/using a bot
Auto, AA Auto Retaliate
Ava's Ava's attractor, accumulator, or assembler
Avs, Avies, Avys Aviansie

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Abbreviation Meaning
B, bil Billion, e.g. 1b = 1,000,000,000 coins.
B2B, BTB Bones to Bananas, Back to back
B2P, BTP Bones to Peaches
BA Barbarian Assault
Bank made An exclamation, usually sarcastic, about the value of a drop or other benefit. Particularly used of drops (such as the abyssal whip and dragon boots) which used to be extremely valuable and are now merely "nice".
Bankstanding AFKing or socialising with other players in a populated area such as a bank or the Grand Exchange.
Barb Barbarian, Barb-tail harpoon, Barbarian Village
Barrage Ice Barrage or any other Barrage spell in the Ancient Magicks spellbook.
Baxe Battleaxe
Barb Village, Barb Vil Barbarian Village
Bbones Big bones
Bcp Bandos chestplate
BF Blast Furnace
B gloves Barrows gloves from Recipe for Disaster
Bgs Bandos godsword
BiS Best-in-slot
BK Bot kill(ing) (Player killing bots in the Wilderness)
BKK(er) Bot Killer Kill(er)
Blitz Ice Blitz or any other Blitz spell in the Ancient Magicks spellbook.
Blk Black
Box Fighting rules at Duel Arena, when no equipment is used. Or purposely being attacked by a friend or monster whilst in single combat in order to avoid being killed by a PKer.
Bp Toxic blowpipe
Br, brz Bronze
Brac, Brace Bracelet
Brassy Verac's brassard (Armour)
Brew(s) Typically Saradomin brews
Brid A player who fights with more than one point on the Combat Triangle. See hybridding.
Broads Broad-tipped bolts (Ranged ammunition)
BS, BSer Bow strings, bank sale, back stabber (usually used in Wildy)
BSS Blessed spirit shield
B sale, Bsale Bank sale (used when players have lots of stuff to sell)
Bsk, Bskr, Zerk(er), Berz Berserker
Btw By the way. Also used as a joke refering to Ironmen, example: "I'm a btw, btw" meaning "I'm an ironman, btw."

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CEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
Cammy, Cam Camelot
Cannon, Cann Dwarf multicannon
Cath, Cathy Catherby
Cav Cavalier hats
Cb, Cb lvl, Cbt, Cmb, Cmbt, Combat Combat (level)
Cball Cannonball
Cbow Crystal bow, Crossbow
CC Clan Chat
Chofl A haughty way of expressing contempt towards another player. Variant of "Rofl"
Chins, chinning Chinchompas, or the act of hunting/using chinchompas.
Choob A high-level player who acts like a noob.
Clue, Clueing Clue scroll, attempting to get a clue scroll or doing Treasure trails.
Con, Cons Construction
Crash Stealing a person or group's kills at a multicombat boss (like God Wars Dungeon, or Dagannoth Kings). See crashing.
CW, CWA, cwars Castle Wars, Clan Wars, change worlds (CW)

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DEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
D/Drag (weapon/armour name) Dragons, Dragon equipment
Da, Duel Duel Arena, Ring of dueling
Dag, Dagg Dagannoth, dagger
Dbones, D bones Dragon bones
DC, Dced, Dc'd Disconnected
Dclaws Dragon claws
DD Dragon dagger, death dot (see below), dragon defender (more commonly known as ddef)
DDP Dragon dagger poisoned
DDP+ Dragon dagger extra poisoned—sometimes mistakenly used instead of DDP++.
DDP++, DDS Dragon dagger (p++)
Death dot, DD A multicombat player killing tactic where a number of players stand on the same square, making them appear as one player on the minimap.
Def Defence, Defender
Def tank, Defence tank Player with a Defence level of upwards of 90 or higher. Usually a player who is not pure and has Defence as one of their highest combat skills. See tanking.
Dfs Dragonfire shield. Sometimes erroneously used for Anti-dragon shield.
Dh Dharok's
Dh axe Dharok's greataxe
Dhide, D hide, D'hide Dragonhide
Dharok'ing, Dh'ing Getting one's Hitpoints as low as possible while in full Dharok's to maximise damage inflicted in battle. Often accompanied with protection prayers.
DK, DKs Dagannoth Kings
DM Deathmatch
Dmg Damage
Dp Drop party, drop potential, death potential, door partner (to get past the doors in the Waterbirth Island Dungeon), Death Plateau
DPS Damage per Second (amount of damage dealt over time)
DS Dragon spear, Double shot (mainly used in reference to the dark bow and magic shortbow), dragon scimitar
DS1, DS2 Dragon Slayer and Dragon Slayer II respectively
DT Desert Treasure
Dusts Dust devils

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EEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
Ecto Ectofuntus, Ectophial
Edge Edgeville
Ele Chaos Elemental
Ely Elysian spirit shield
Ess, essence Rune or pure essence (for variants with P).
Etc., etce Etceteria
EOC, EoC Referring to Evolution of Combat or RS3

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FEdit

Abbreviation

Meaning

F2P, F2Pers, Ftp Non-members (Free-to-play)
Fally Falador
Farcaster Someone who casts a "hold" spell and doesn't go face-to-face with another player (often used with Ancient Magicks' freeze spells).
FC, FCC Friends chat channel
FFA Free for all. Person who deals the most damage gets the drop.
FI, Fall, Fi Fall in, used to get people to follow a leader into a war or battle or player killing trip.
Flat A term used to describe having 99 Attack, Strength, Defence and Hitpoints.
Flip(ing) A term that refers to buying an item and then, within a short period of time, selling it for a profit.
FM Firemaking, Farming, Forum moderator
FMod Forum moderator
Fremmy, Frem Fremennik
Froob Free-to-play noob
Full Complete set that usually consists of a helm, shield, body piece and leg piece (such as full rune armour), or inventory being full (e.g. picking flax).
Funning Duelling for fun (possible rules and no stake).

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GEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
G (weapon/armour name) Granite (e.g. gmaul) or Guthan the Infested's equipment (e.g. g spear)
GB God book
GD Green dragon or Greater demon
GE Grand Exchange
GG General Graardor
GH Green Hill (Wilderness, popular player killing spot)
Glory Amulet of glory
GP Referring to Coins, the primary currency used in RuneScape.
Gold sink Removal of an in-game item (that holds a monetary value) or currency. For example, training Prayer through the usage of a gilded altar is considered a gold sink.
GR Ghostly robes
GS Godsword
Guth, Gth Guthix or Guthan's
GWD, GW God Wars Dungeon

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HEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
Hally Halberd
HB Heavy ballista
HC, HCIM Hardcore Ironman
Hells, HH Hellhounds
Hemmy, Hemi Hemenster
Herb Herblore
Hilt Godsword hilt
Hills Hill giants
Hop To change worlds. See world switching.
HP Hitpoints—could be used to refer to a player's Hitpoints level.
HPK Honour PKing
HT Home teleport
Hybrid A player who fights with more than one point on the Combat Triangle. See hybridding.

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IEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
Ignore Ignore list
IM, Iron Ironman
Inv, Invent Inventory

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JEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
Jad TzTok-Jad, Tzrek-jad, JalTok-Jad
JMod Jagex moderator
Jw Jumping worlds

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KEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
K Thousand, e.g. 1k = 1,000 coins, Karil's
K0, KO Knock-out, instant kill
KBD King Black Dragon
KC Kill count
Kelda, Keld Keldagrim
KG Unit of Weight
Kite Kiteshield
KOS Kill on sight
KQ Kalphite Queen

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LEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
Law(s) Law rune
LBS Leaf-bladed sword, Leaf-bladed spear
Leech Someone who does nothing in a team-work based activity. Many look down upon these people because of the fact that they earn rewards without helping.
Legs Platelegs
Lesser Lesser demon
LF Looking For:
Life Ring of life
Lob, Lobs Lobster
Long Longsword, longbow
Looter One that gathers on the spot of a kill in hopes they can get something valuable.
Lumby, Lummy Lumbridge

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MEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
M, Mil Million (e.g. 6M = 6,000,000)
Mage, Mager Referring to the Magic skill, a player who uses Magic more than Ranged or Melee; an NPC wizard; a player with 99 Magic; a player currently using Magic for combat.
Mage tank Player with high Magic and Defence.
Main A player's main character.
MB Mage bank (the Mage Arena in Deep Wilderness), Mage box (used in duelling), or "my bad" meaning sorry
Maul Granite maul, Obsidian maul
Mauler Player who uses a Granite maul, or Obsidian maul as their weapon.
Nax, Maxed, Maxing When a stat has reached level 99 (e.g. maxed Strength); when someone hits their max hit on a person (maxing); or when someone has a combat level of 126 – often referred to as "maxed cb" or "max melee".
MD Melee distance
Med (helm) A regular helm, after the old name, medium helmet.
Mem, Memb, P2P Member
Mep1, Mep2 Mourning's Ends Part I and Mourning's Ends Part II
Merching, Merch, Merchanting Usually means the buying of an item then selling that same item later on in order to make a profit.
Meta "Most Effective Tactic Available" or the dominant strategy, referring to the best or most popular method used in a scenario such as Skill training, Bossing, etc.
Mith Mithril
Mlm Motherlode Mine
MM1, MM2 Monkey Madness I and Monkey Madness II
MSB Magic shortbow
Mta Mage Training Arena, north of the Duel Arena

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NEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
Nat Nature rune
Nech Nechryael
Nezzy, Nez, Neit Neitiznot
NH No Honour—a player who wins by any means necessary in PvP.
NMZ Nightmare Zone
No arm(ing) Fighting without armour
Noob New player, derived from newbie
NS, Nsing Nonstop, generally used in Clan Wars FFA portal to refer to non-stop killing.

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OEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
Obby Obsidian, as in TzHaar items; the Wilderness Obelisk; a type of pure with low Attack and high Strength (Obby pure).
One-iteming (1-iteming) Using a single item (usually weapon) to minimise risk when player-killing.
Ooo Orb of oculus
Ovl(s) Overload potions.

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PEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
P2P(er) Members (Pay-to-Play)
Pass, pw Password (the word password is censored in-game), Shantay pass, Underground Pass
PB Personal best, i.e. best completion time of a boss.
PC Pest Control, Private chat, Price check
Ph, Phat Partyhat
Phas Port Phasmatys
Pile, Piling Multiple people attacking the same opponent.
Pick Pickaxe
PJ, PJer, PJing Pile jumping. The act of interrupting a player vs player fight by attacking one or both of the players, or attacking the winner of a fight, aiming to get the loot pile.
PK, PKer, PKing Player killer/Player killing. Someone who is fighting other players - specifically in the Wilderness or other high risk PvP areas.
Plate Platebody
PM Private message
PMod Player Moderator
POH Player-owned houses
Pot, Pots Potion, Lobster pot. Can also be used to inform other players in a group to drink their potions ("pot up"). There is also an item named pot.
Potter Someone who uses potions to fight.
PPot, Pray Pot Prayer potion
PP Pyramid Plunder, Pickpocketing, Prayer points.
Price Check (PC) Term used to find the price of the item.
Prod Someone that relies on a certain weapon or special attack when Pking/PvPing to defeat their opponent. For example, "AGS prod".
Pure Someone who trains only one type of skill; someone who only trains combat skills, or only non-combat skills. See Combat pure, Defence pure, or Skill pure.
Pure set Super Attack and Strength, but no Super Defence. Also refers to a dragonhide armour set minus the body.

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QEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
QP/QPS Quest points, Quick prayers
QC, QPC Quest point cape
QS Quick Start, phrase used before Barbarian Assault waves to start before the 60 second wait.

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REdit

Abbreviation Meaning
R2H

Rune two-handed sword

Ragging, Raggers Term often used in PKing as someone with inferior or cheap gear.
Rags People often refer to 'poor gear' as rags within the Wilderness.
Rambo, Rambo spec, Rambo special Term often used in pking for a high-hitting special attack, or a combination of regular hits that surprises the opponent. A word derived from John Rambo, a muscular hard lined character from the movie, First Blood.
Range Tank Player who focuses mainly on Ranged and Defence.
Rangers, Rngrs Ranger boots
RC(ing) Runecrafting
RC Pker Runecrafter player killer. Someone who killed a runecrafter on their way to the Abyss runecrafting area.
Rcb Rune crossbow
Recoil, RoR Ring of recoil
Red barred Term sometimes used to describe a monster/person with so little Hitpoints that its health bar is almost completely red.
Req(s) Requirement(s)
Rex, Rexxy Dagannoth Rex
RFD Recipe for Disaster
RFH Rune full helm
Rimmy Rimmington
RL Real life
Rm Rematch
RMH, RFH Rune helm, Rune full helm
Rng Ranged, random number generator (referring to how monster loot is generated)
Robin Robin Hood hat
ROL Ring of life
Rox Rune mining site in high Wildy.
RoW Ring of wealth
Rq Ragequit. Often described as when a player leaves an activity because they are angry at occurrences within.
RR Rune rocks in high Wilderness.
RS RuneScape
RS2 RuneScape 2
RS3 Usually used to refer to the current main branch of RuneScape, RuneScape 3.
RSC/RS1 RuneScape Classic
RSHD RuneScape HD
RSMV RuneScape Music Video, RuneScape model viewer
RSOF RuneScape Official Forums
RU Are you...
Rush, Rusher PKing tactic, in which a player is attacked directly after finishing a fight by someone using a high-powered spec weapon (eg. Dragon claws, Armadyl godsword). See rushing.
RWT Real world trading

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S Edit

Abbreviation Meaning
SC Skill capes
SOTD Staff of the dead
SSC Stronghold Slayer Cave
Safer Someone who heals at a life points value that is greater than the maximum hit of the opponent or in some cases eating to full Hitpoints. Typically used in the context of one-on-one PvP. Although, some use it in multi-way combat incorrectly.
Santa Santa hat
Saph, Sapp Sapphire
Sara Saradomin
Scimmy, Skimmy, Scim, Skim Scimitar
Seers Seers' Village
Sgs Saradomin godsword
Shilo Shilo Village
Short Shortsword/Shortbow
Skirt Plateskirt
Skiller Someone who trains non-combat skills (can be any Combat level)/more commonly someone who trains non-combat skills primarily or exclusively. See Skill pure.
Snipe To receive a desirable drop in LootShare in RS3, when one does not have the highest LootShare potential in the team.

To target and gain a desirable item by outbidding or beating another player to it. See Sniping.

SOS/Stronghold Stronghold of Security
Spec Special attack
Spec (SS) Spectral spirit shield
Sq Square shield
Stl Steel
Str Strength
SS Saradomin sword, screenshot
Super sets (Sup att/atk, Sup def, Sup str) Super attack potion, Super defence potion, Super strength potion
Sword Swordfish, Sword, or Longsword

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TEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
T Torag's
Tally/Tali Talisman
Tab A teleport tablet
Tassy, Tassets Bandos tassets
Tav/Tavvy Taverley
Tb, Tbed, Tb'ed, Tb'd Tele Block, reference to someone getting teleport blocked, mainly used during PKing.

Can also refer to the Trouble Brewing minigame.

T Bow Twisted bow, Training bow
TC Team cape
Terminator A bot used for Player killing.
Tfw That feeling when...
Til Until, Today I learned...
Tnl To Next Level
TOC Time on clock
Total/ttl Total level
Tp Teleport, Trading post
TT Treasure Trail, Temple Trekking
TTB Trips to bank. Used to refer how many trips to the bank someone is going to do (e.g. I'll do 5 more TTB and I'll go to PVP). Used mainly while Mining, Woodcutting or Fishing.

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UEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
Uber Super (Über in German)
Unid Unidentified herb
UTM Up to me
(u) Unstrung, unenchanted, uncharged, etc.

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VEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
Vambs Vambraces
V, V arm Verac's armour
Varr, Varry Varrock
V Brassy Verac's brassard (Armour)
Veng Vengeance or Vengeance Other
Ver, V (Armour) Verac the Defiled's equipment
Vis(sy), Visage Draconic Visage
V Sq Varrock Square (Referring to the very center of the city of Varrock at the fountains.)

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WEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
Wb Welcome back
WC(ing), WC Woodcutting, wrong chat
Wdym What do you mean...
Wealth Ring of wealth
Wfs Waterfiends
WH/Whop(ping)/Whing World hop, expression meaning to change to a different world.
Whammy/Wham/War Warhammer
Whip Abyssal whip
Wildy Wilderness
WOM Wise Old Man
WTB Want to buy [item name]
WTS Want to sell [item name]
W# World #, where # is the world in question. e.g. "W60"

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XEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
X-bow, cbow Crossbow (weapon)
XPH Experience per hour

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YEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
Yan(ny) Yanille

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ZEdit

Abbreviation Meaning
Zammy Zamorak
Z Book or Zammy Book Unholy book
Zerk, Zerker(s) Berserker
Zgs Zamorak godsword
Zily or Zilya or Sara Boss or Saradomin Boss Commander Zilyana
Z spear or Zammy Spear or ZS Zamorakian spear

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