What I'm referring to is sometimes called slang, but I wanted to know if there is an actual name for these kinds of words.
For example, some words might be
- Admin (Administration)
- Fridge (Refrigerator)
- Uni (University)
I was thinking they were abbreviations, but the wiki article on abbreviations seems to say otherwise
An abbreviation (from Latin brevis, meaning short) is a shortened form of a word or phrase. It consists of a group of letters taken from the word or phrase. For example, the word abbreviation can itself be represented by the abbreviation abbr., abbrv. or abbrev.