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1deag
To kill an opponent with one shot from a Night Hawk .50c or Desert Eagle.


A in the Alphabet Edit

Auto-Sniper
Used to refer to the CT SCAR-20/Krieg 550 Commando or the T G3SG1.
A
The A bomb site on a bomb defusal map.
A1S
Shorthand for the M4A1-S.
A4
Shorthand for the M4A4.
Ace
When a single player kills the entire enemy team.
AFK
Shorthand for "Away From Keyboard," in which a player is not currently present at the computer.
AK
Shorthand for the CV-47 or AK-47.
AK-47
Shorthand for the CV-47 or AK-47.
Ammo
Shorthand for a weapon's ammunition.
Ar_
The map prefix for the Arsenal game-types (Demolition and Arms Race) in Counter-Strike games.
As_
The map prefix for the Assassination game-type in Counter-Strike games.
AWM
Shorthand for the Magnum Sniper Rifle or AWP sniper rifle.
AWSM
Shorthand for the Magnum Sniper Rifle or AWP sniper rifle.
AWP
Shorthand for the Magnum Sniper Rifle or AWP sniper rifle.
AWPer
A player in a professional team dedicated to using the AWP sniper rifle.
AWP whore
A player who extensively uses the Magnum Sniper Rifle or AWP sniper rifle.
Aimbot
A type of hack enabling a player to aim automatically (usually to the head).
Anti-eco
Purchasing high kill reward weapons when playing against a team on an eco.

BEdit

B
The B bomb site on a bomb defusal map.
Bomb
Also known as C4
The bomb used by the Terrorist team on a bomb defusal map.
Boost
Reaching normally unreachable positions by standing on teammates when the team collision is on (such as in competitive).
Players wanting a boost will normally call ‘Boost me’ or ‘Boost’ followed by the location they require assistance reaching.
Boosted
Used in competitive play to refer to a unskilled player who has gained a higher rank by playing with players of a much higher rank.
Burst
A firing mode in which the player shoots 3 bullets at a time.
A firing technique on semi-automatic or fully automatic rifles in which the player uses short bursts similar to the burst firing mode.
Buff
Improving a weapon's effectiveness after a game update.
Bunny Hop
Exploiting the game's physics by strafe-jumping repeatedly in order to move faster than is possible by running.
Buy round
A team buying a full load out of weapons and equipment at the beginning of a round, usually after conserving the previous round.

CEdit

C-4
The bomb used by the Terrorist team on bomb defusal maps.
Carry
A player with substantially more frags compared to the rest of the team.
Callout
Terms used to reference common areas on a map for quick communication with teammates.
Clutch
Winning in a situation in which the player is the last man standing or as the underdog in an otherwise un-winnable situation.
Camping
Staying in the same place or same small area for a long time.
Care
Shorthand for "take care" or "careful", such as ‘Take care enemies at long’ would become ‘care long’.
Cooldown
A period in which a player is banned from playing competitive matches.
Console
Shorthand for the developer's console.
CS
Shorthand for the Counter-Strike game.
Cs_
The prefix for the hostage rescue game-type in Counter-Strike games.
CSCZ
Shorthand for the Counter-Strike: Condition Zero game.
CSGO
Shorthand for the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game.
CSO
Shorthand for the Counter-Strike Online game.
CSS
Shorthand for the Counter-Strike: Source game.
CZ
Shorthand for the Counter-Strike: Condition Zero game.
Shorthand for the CZ75-Auto.
CZDS
Shorthand for the Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes game.
Crossfire
A situation where enemies will be attacked from multiple angles at the same time by two or more teammates.
Crouch Jump
Jumping while crouching at the same time in order to reach the maximum vertical jump distance.
Also known as a duck jump.
CVAR
A text-based command used in the console or via a config file to alter settings within the game.
Also known as console commands.
CT
The Counter-Terrorists factions within the Counter-Strike series.

DEdit

Dink
A headshot. Derived from the “dink” sound made when hitting a target's helmet.
Dak-Dak
A semi-automatic sniper rifle, such as the SCAR-20 or the G3SG1.
Double kill
Killing 2 enemies in rapid succession or with a single shot.
Drop
Free items randomly given out at the end of matches or during tournaments.
De_
The map prefix for the bomb defusal game-type in Counter-Strike games.
Deagle
Shorthand for the Night Hawk .50c or Desert Eagle.
Desert Eagle
A alternate name for the Night Hawk .50c.
DHW
Shorthand for the DreamHack Winter tournament
DS
Shorthand for the Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes game.

EEdit

Entry frag
An entry frag is a kill which opens up entry into a site or area.
Exit frag
Kills achieved while the enemy is retreating or exiting after a round has completed.
EZ or EZPZ
Shorthand for Easy or Easy Peasy.
Es_
The map previx for the escape game-type in Counter-Strike games.
Economy round
Conserving cash by purchasing cheap weapons, purchasing only grenades, or not purchasing any weapons or equipment.
Also known as an eco round.
European buy
Half of the team buys a rifle, and the other half saves.

FEdit

Fake
As a terrorist, deceiving the enemy into action away from the actual target.
As a counter-terrorist, starting but immediately stopping a defuse to deceive the enemy into attacking.
Flick
A quick reaction shot to hit an enemy who just appeared in the field of view.
Force buy
Buying aggressively without actually having enough money for a full buy in order to surprise the enemy expecting an eco or when a win is desperately needed.
Frag
A kill.
Framerate
The number of frames per second (fps) being rendered in-game.
FAMAS
The Clarion 5.56.
Flash
Using a flashbang grenades to blind an opponent.
Flavor Text
The description of an item aside from its primary function, such as a weapon skin description.
FPS
A First-person shooter (game). OR
Frames per second.
Friendly fire
Damage given to or sustained from a teammate.
Frag
A kill.
FF
Shorthand for Friendly fire.

GEdit

GG
Shorthand for "Good Game." Used by a player after the completion of a match to express good sportsmanship.
Expressing surprise, disbelief or admiration after an unlikely event, a problem, or a nice shot.
GG WP
Shorthand for "Good game, well played."
Gg_
The map prefix for the former Gun Game game-type in Counter-Strike games.
GH
Shorthand for "Good Half." Used by players after the end of the first half of a match in which the players switch sides.
GJ
Shorthand for "Good job."
GL HF
Shorthand for "Good luck, have fun." Used by players prior to the start of a match to express admiration or good sportsmanship.
Glass Cannon
A player who buys an AWP in competitive play, at the cost of foregoing any armor. Usually as a force buy.
Glock
The 9x19mm Sidearm.
Shorthand for the Glock-18.

HEdit

Hacks
Hacking or cheating in some way. "Hax" can also be used.
Headshot
Shooting a player in the head often resulting in a one-hit kill.
HP
Hit points. The amount of health the player has ranging from 100 (full) to 0 (death).

IEdit

Imbalanced
Used to refer to a weapon whose statistics give it an unfair edge compared to other similar weapons. Weapons that are called this are usually in dire need of a nerf, as it gives a user a silly advantage over another that shouldn't really exist. Examples of such are the pre-patch CZ75-Auto and the R8 Revolver.

JEdit

Juan Deag
An alternate spelling of "One Deag" or "1 Deag".
Jumpshot
Jumping and shooting at the same time.

KEdit

Kill assist
Getting points for wounding a player prior to his or her death.
Kit
The defusal kit or the rescue kit.
k (When trading)
Shorthand for Weapon Case keys. Considered a price-stable commodity.

LEdit

LOL
Shorthand for "Laughing Out Loud."
L2P
Derogatory shorthand for "Learn to play."
Lag
A delay on the player's actions due to the latency between a player's computer and the server.
Lit
Easy way of saying "He is hit". Usually used in conjunction with the amount of hit points dealt to enemy (i.e "Lit for 98").

MEdit

MM
Shorthand for match making.
Term for using a middleman during a trade.
M4
Shorthand for the Maverick M4A1 Carbine, M4A4 or the M4A1-S.
Marketplace
Steam's self-contained community area where users can buy and sell items.

NEdit

Nade
Shorthand for the HE grenade.
Nerf
Reducing a weapon's effectiveness after a game update.
Newbie
A friendly term indicating a player who is new to the game.
Ninja
As a counter-terorrist, reaching and defusing the bomb by circumventing living terrorist players and obscuring their sight instead of eliminating them.
As a terrorist, reaching the bomb site and planting the bomb without engaging the counter-terrorists on-site.
Noob
A derogative term indicating a very irritating player. It can be mistaken for Newbie, however, they are not the same.
Noob cannon
A term referring to "easy-kill" weapons such as the Leone YG1265 Auto Shotgun or Magnum Sniper Rifle.
Noscope (No-scope)
Killing an enemy with an unzoomed sniper rifle.
NV
Shorthand for night vision.
NVG
Shorthand for the Night vision goggles.

OEdit

One Deag (or 1 Deag)
Killing someone with a one shot headshot using the Desert Eagle, also known as the "Deagle".
OP
Shorthand for "overpowered," usually referring to a weapon capable of dealing incredible damage with little effort.
Own
To kill and/or dominate an opponent.

PEdit

P2K
Shorthand for the P2000.
Para
Shorthand for the M249.

GAVIN

PCW
Shorthand for "practice clan war," in which two teams play against each other in an online game, generally 5on5.
Pistol round
The first round of a match/half in which players have the default cash, generally resulting in only pistols being purchased.
Pop flash
Timing a flash to explode as the player peeks around a corner or attempts a takedown either by coordinating with a teammate, or by bouncing the flashbang off nearby surfaces from behind cover as a solo player.
Pump shottie/shotty
The Leone 12 Gauge Super.
Pwn
To kill and/or dominate an opponent.

QEdit

Quick switch
Rapidly switching between different weapons.
Quick switch glitch
A process which allows players to skip the bolt animation by quick switching with the Magnum Sniper Rifle or Schmidt Scout.
Quad kill
To kill 4 enemies in a 5v5 match

REdit

REKT
Shorthand for "wrecked", the event of being eliminated by an opponent without any hope of surviving or fighting back.
ROFL
Shorthand for "Rolling On the Floor Laughing."
Rotate
Shorthand to indicate the need for a switch for a player or players from one position to another, generally between two bomb sites on a bomb defusal map.
Rush
Overwhelm defending players by having the whole team attack the same position in a coordinated attack.
Rush B
Tactic used by Terrorists on Dust 2 , which involves running and gunning into Bombsite B. Popular on pistol and eco rounds.

SEdit

Save
Running out the match timer by retreating or hiding with the intent to carry the player's weapons and equipment through to the next round.
Scout
Shorthand for the Schmidt Scout and the SSG 08.
Smurf
A high-ranking competitive player who has created another account to play with lower ranks.
An alternate account, in which the player does not care about the current competitive rank.
Silver
Derogatory term used to indicate a player is of a low skill level, referring to the lowest ranks of competitive play.
Sticking it
As a counter-terrorist: Initiating a bomb defuse with the intention of never letting go and finishing it.

TEdit

T
The Terrorist factions.
Team kill
To kill a teammate.
Team killer
A person who team kills.
TK
Shorthand for "team kill."
TKer
Shorthand for "team killer."

UEdit

UMP
Shorthand for the KM UMP45.

VEdit

VAC
Acronym for "Valve Anti-Cheat".
Also used as a statement to accuse a player of cheating.
VACation
The state of being banned by VAC.

WEdit

Wallbang
Intentionally shooting through a wall or through cover with the intention of hitting an opponent.
Worldspawn
To die from falling
Map "entry" available in Hammer World Editor.
WP
Shorthand for "Well played."

XEdit

X-hair
Shorthand for the player's crosshair.

YEdit

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