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HP101: Fandom Acronyms


Harry Potter fandom has quite the list of acronyms. Below you will find a working list, started by our own Asphodel Wormwood, and added to greatly by WaggaWaggaWerewolf and our other Leaky Lounge moderators.

Please enjoy as you look over the list of Harry Potter acronyms.

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General Harry Potter Acronyms
Leaky Cauldron Related Acronyms
Valentines Acronyms



General Harry Potter Acronyms 12GP (No.12): n. Number Twelve Grimmauld Place. the home of the late Black family and the Headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix. See GP and OotP.
AK: (1) n. Avada Kedavra, the Killing Curse. (2) v. Avada Kedavra – to kill someone.
AK’d (AK-d, AK’ed, AK-ed): v. Past tense of AK.
AD: n. Albus Dumbledore or, more commonly, Aberforth Dumbledore, brother to Albus.
AP: n. Aunt Petunia.
CC: n. Cruciatus Curse.
C!M: n. A reference to Barty Crouch jnr. when under transformation of the Polyjuice Potion.
CoS, (CS): (1) n. Chamber of Secrets, the second book in the series. (2) n. A Chamber of Secrets in Hogwarts, hidden by Salazar Slytherin. via one of the girls’s bathrooms.
DA: n. Dumbledore's Army, a group of Hogwarts students led by Harry Potter to learn magical defensive techniques.
DADA: n. Defence Against the Dark Arts **
D’Dore: n. Dumbeldore, Albus.
DD: (1) n. Dumbledore (Albus). (2) n. Dudley Dursley.
DE: (pl. DEs): Death Eater, servants of Lord Voldemort.
DH: Deathly Hallows, the seventh book in the series. *
DIGS: An acronym for: Dumbledore is Giant Squid. A theory that the two characters are one and the same.
DP: n. Daily Prophet, The. The wizarding world's leading newspaper.
FB (FBAWTFT): Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a book made for charity that details certain magical animals.
F&G (F+G): n. pl. Fred and George Weasley, older brothers to Ron. See Twins.
GG: n. Godric Gryffindor. Hogwarts founder, namesake of Gryffindor House.
GH: n. Godric's Hollow, birthplace of Harry Potter **
GP: n. Grimmauld Place, the home of the late Black family and the Headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix. See No.12 and OotP.
GoF (GF): Goblet of Fire. (1) Fourth book in series. (2) A Goblet featuring in the fourth book, from which the names of the Triwizard Champions came.
HB: n. Head Boy.
HBP: Half-Blood Prince. (1) Sixth book in series. (2) Person who is the Half-Blood Prince.
HE (pl. HEs): n. House Elf.
HG: (1) n. Hermione Granger. (2) n. Head Girl.
HoH: n. Head of House – the member of staff who is Head of their particular House.
HP: Harry Potter. (1) n. The series of the books. (2) n. The person.
L&J: n. pl. Lily and James, parents of Harry Potter **
LM: n. Lucius Malfoy, DE and father of Draco Malfoy.
LV: n. Lord Voldemort.
MEM: n. Mad-Eye Moody.
MM: n. Minerva McGonagall
MoM: (1) n. Minister of Magic. (2) n. Ministry of Magic.
MWPP: n. pl. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs. The nicknames of the Maurauders, or (in respective order) Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew, Sirius Black, James Potter.
OBHWF: One big happy Weasley Family
OT: Off topic *
OotP (OP, OtP): Order of the Phoenix. (1) Fifth book in series. (2) Organisation led by Albus Dumbledore, main focus is defeating Lord Voldemort.
PoA (PA): Prisoner of Azkaban. (1) n. Third book in series. (2) n. The person, Sirius Black.
PP: n. Peter Pettigrew.
PS: Philospher’s Stone. (1) First book in series. (2) The stone itself, as made by Nicholas Flamel.
QTA (QTTA): Quidditch Through The Ages.
QWC: n. Quidditch World Cup, and event that takes place every four years.
RL: Real life. *
RR: n. Rowena Ravenclaw. Hogwarts founder, namesake of Ravenclaw House.
RW: n. Ron(ald) Weasley.
S.P.E.W.: Hermione's Society for the Protection of Elvish Welfare.
SS: n. (1) Salazaar Slytherin. (2) Sorcerer’s Stone, the American (Scholastic) title for the First book. See: PS. (3) n. Severus Snape, Potions master at Hogwarts. Also member of the Order of the Phoenix, and former Death Eater.
SWM: n. (1) Chapter heading in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Ch. 28). (2). Snape's pensieve memory which Harry saw.*
TLC: (1) n. The Leaky Cauldron, a public house in Diagon Alley. (2) n. A FANTASTIC Harry Potter website.
TR: n. Tom Riddle, the boy (man) who became Lord Voldemort.
Twins, The: n. pl. Fred and George Weasley. See F&G.
TWT: n. Triwizard Tournament. A tournament of three tasks between the three large wizarding schools, Hogwarts, Durmstrang and Beauxbatons.
UV: n. Uncle Vernon.
VD: [rare] n. Voldemort, Lord.
Voldy (Voldie): n. Lord Voldemort.
VWI: n. Voldemort War One, also known as the First War. Occurred between c. 1970 and 1981.
VWII: n. Voldemort War Two, also known as the Second War. Started in 1995, after the rebirthing of Lord Voldemort.
WT: n. Wormtail, also known as Peter Pettigrew.
WWN: n. Wizarding Wireless Network, a radio station for magical folk.

Compiled by Asphodel Wormwood except for * compiled by WaggaWaggaWerewolf and ** compiled by Doby2dmax


Leaky Cauldron Related Acronyms LEXUS: Lexicon Steve & Us (fan club for Steve of the HP Lexicon)
MAFIA: Melissa Anelli's Fans In Action! (fan club for Melissa)
PCAA: Potter Cast Addicts Anonymous
SQUEE: Sue's Quite Unnervingly Excitable Enthusiasts (fan club for Sue)
S.P.E.W.: Sensational PotterCast Elves Worshippers (fan club for the Leaky elves who transcribe the Pottercasts)

Other Leaky acronyms come from elsewhere. Like the following.

1. O.P.A.S.T. = Old People Are Sexy Too
2. P.I.N.U.P. = Post It Note Unification Party. (An early work group)


Valentine's Acronyms Canon ships: (1) n. Ships that actually appear in the books. e.g. a married couple such as Lily/James (Potter). (2a) n. A Ship that one thinks will happen in the books. (2b) n. A Ship that one wants to happen in the books.
Character Bashing For The Sake of Shipping: v. Insulting a character because one thinks that they pose a threat to your chosen Ship.
Convenience Shipping: v. Sailing a particular ship for the sole reason that it supports one’s OTP or other main Ship; even if one does not like it.
Dr/: n. A ship whereby Draco Malfoy is paired with another character.
Fanon ships: (1a) n. A pairing that one likes to read in Fan-Fiction, but does not exist in the books. (1b) n. . A pairing that one likes to read in Fan-Fiction, but do not think will actually happen in the books. (2) n. A Ship that is not categorically supported in the books. e.g. The Ship of a married couple.
Femmeslash: n. A ship whose characters are both female.
G/: n. A ship whereby Ginny (Ginevra) Weasley is paired with another character.
Good Ship, HMS: n. A name for the Ron/Hermione Ship.
H/: n. A ship whereby Harry Potter is paired with another character.
Hr/: n. A ship whereby Hermione Granger is paired with another character.
Immortal Beloved, HMS: n. A name for the Lord Voldemort/Bellatrix Ship.
Nv/: n. A ship whereby Neville Longbottom is paired with another character.
OTP: n. One True Pairing, a pairing of characters that one deems the only possible outcome for both characters.
Pumpkin Pie, HMS: n. A name for the Harry/Hermione Ship.
R/: n. A ship whereby Ron(ald) Weasley is paired with another character.
Rival Ships: n. pl. Two ships that share one character, and subsequently cause conflict. See Shipping Wars.
RL/: n. A ship whereby Remus Lupin is paired with another character.
Sail: v. To be a fan of a certain ship.
Ship: n. Abbreviation of relationship. Grammatically preceded by an apostrophe, however this is often not used.
Shipping Wars: n. pl. Discussion of Ships that causes offensive comments and/or posts, flaming, abusive comments and/or posts etc.
Sinking: (1) v. Giving proof that a ship will not work. (2) v. Ending the ship, if one is the author. See Torpedoing.
Slash: (1a) n. A ship whose characters are of the same sex. (1b) n. A ship whose characters are both male.
Sn/: n. A ship whereby Severus Snape is paired with another character.
Sr/: n. A ship whereby Sirius Black is paired with another character.
Torpedoing: (1) v. Giving proof that a ship will not work. (2) v. Ending the ship, if one is the author. See Sinking.

Compiled by Asphodel Wormwood

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