1. A shortening of words, generally English, in an attempt to type more quickly and easily.

2. A series of abbreviations used to represents words and phrases in order to increase internet typing speed.

3. A language seen almost exclusively on the internet in chatrooms, instant messenger programs, online games, and message boards or forums; usually a shortened, abbreviated version of English.

4. In chatspeak, there is generally an absence of proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Below are some various forms of chatspeak:

Letters
1. Vowels are often ommitted
2. duplicate consonants are sometimes ommitted
3. "z" is often substituted for "c"
4. "i" and "y" become interchangeable (lyke means like; mi means my)

Words
1. Whatever becomes w/e; Because becomes b/c, bc, cuz, bcuz, b-cuz, cuz, cause
2. Any becomes NE, ne (ne1 means anyone); Am becomes M (I m kool)
3. Girlfriend/Boyfriend become GF/BF
4. Our/Are become R; You becomes U; Your/You're become UR; See/Sea become C; Be/Bee/Be- become B (b4 means before)
5. One/Won become 1; To/Two/Too become 2; For/Four/Fore become 4; ate/eight become 8 (singular or within words: Gr8 means Great; Sk8r means Skater)
6. -ight endings become -ite (tonite/2nite means tonight)

Phrases
1. LOL - Laughing out loud; lots of laughs
2. ROFL - Rolling on the floor laughing
3. LMAO - Laughing my ass off
4. OMG - Oh my god
5. JK - Just kidding
6. TTYL/T2UL - Talk to you later

Conversation
A: OMG did U C that grrl 2dai
B: ya she wuz 2 funy i thot she wuz goin 2 fall down 4 sur!
A: me2 lol but we 1 the game so w/e! do u wanna c a movie 2nite
B: ya totlly u shud cum 2 mi house B4
A: k i g2g c u l8r gf
B: k ttyl
by Cadence Raine February 08, 2008
Top Definition
A disgrace to the English language.
omg wtf r u tinking gothz pwn punkz!!/1oneone
by Shadow June 06, 2004
Chatspeak, aka netspeak. This is a form of speech in which one shortens words and replaces the letter "s" with the letter "z" in an effort to save time and look cool. Chatspeakers also rarely use capitalization or correct punctuation.

Chatspeakers are generally looked down on by people who can actually spell and who have enough self-respect to type out a real sentence.

Chatspeak can never be considered 'literate.'

Examples:
Boys- Boiz
Girls- girlz, grlz, grrlz, gurlz
Mate- m8
Skater- sk8er
You- u
Are- r
Tonight- 2nite
Because- Bcuz

Et cetera.
hi im a grrl how r u??? ok so dont talk 2 me i dont care!!!
by truthfulone November 28, 2003
Hell on the internet.

A disgrace to grammar.

See annoying.
Person 1: omg ur meen u duma$$ lol

Person 2: And you're stupid. :)

Person 1: lol dnt b dum im betr dan u

Person 2: -lets out a long, drawn-out sigh- I hate chatspeak.

by Bleak September 13, 2005
...Well, it's not English, I can tell ya that.
12jhsefwe ghewkhtjk? OMFG ROFL dslfh7 hska--9 hasfjh fsjlsehr!!!

-brb <3
by Tianto November 24, 2004
When people think it's cool to shorten words when they type things on IM, message boards, etc. Newsflash: It's not cool. Don't do it. Instead of just saying "I'm an idiot!" you can just type in chatspeak and it will basically mean the same thing.
lyke omgwtfbbq typing wit corect speling is overrated LoL!!1
by Psycho Hobo September 02, 2004
Also known as webspeak, chatspeak is basically an illiterate way of typing, and a way to massacre a language. Shortening words (such as you to u), insisting on ignoring captials, making words numbers, (such as 2 or 4) and not using endmarks are all parts of chatspeak. For most people it annoys them shitless, but certain people insist.
Dis is a ex of chatspek 4 u lol. i cant speel 4 mi lyf n im on aim 247. go figur.
by x) May 29, 2005
The shortening of words and adding of numbers, usually used on an instant messenger service, that makes you look incredibly stupid. Usually makes no sense, and is hard to decipher. Rarely paired with correct spelling and punctuation. Also known as idiotspeak.
yo r u goin down 2 the club 2day
by Eponine March 23, 2004
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