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What Does GG Mean in a Text?

GG is used with a number of meanings, including "Good Game," "Game and Giving," and "Genetic Girl." Here is more information about each of these definitions with examples.

Good Game

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In online gaming, GG is often used with the meaning "Good Game." It is typically used at the end of multiplayer games to congratulate opponents for an enjoyable contest. Using GG has become standard practice among gamers, in a similar way to a handshake at the end of a soccer, football or hockey match. However, GG is also often used sarcastically or patronizingly. For example:

  • Master: GG.
  • Newbie: You thrashed me!
  • Master: Yes. GG.
In a gaming context, GG is often combined with other abbreviations, some of which are clearly insulting or rude. For example: GG is also used to mean "Good Game" outside the gaming arena. It is typically used as an expression of approval of something that someone has just said or done. However, in this context it is also often used sarcastically. For example:
  • Sam: I just crashed my dad's car and he doesn't even know I took the keys.
  • Ali: GG. Let me know how you explain that one away.
Check out our glossary of gaming terms.

Game and Giving

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In a sexual context or on dating sites such as Tinder, OK Cupid, Match.com and Zoosk, GG means "Game and Giving." In this context, it implies that someone is a high quality, willing, and selfless sexual partner (i.e., good in bed and game for almost anything). For example:

  • Lee: Are you good in bed?
  • Terry: That's not for me to say. Let's just say I'm GG.
"Game and Giving" is more commonly seen in the form GGG, meaning "Good, Giving, and Game."

Check out our page on digital dating abbreviations, acronyms and slang terms.

Genetic Girl

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In the LGBT community, GG is used with the meaning "Genetic Girl" to refer to a cisgender woman (as opposed to a trans gender woman or one who cross dresses.


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meaning of GG

The most popular definition of GG is "Good Game."

Summary of Key Points for First Definition

"Good Game" is the most common definition for GG in gaming-related chat on apps such as as Discord, as well as on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
GG
Definition:Good Game
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Second Definition

"Game and Giving" is another definition for GG, especially on adult dating sites.
GG
Definition:Game and Giving
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Third Definition

In the LGBT community, GG is often used with the meaning "Genetic Girl."
GG
Definition:Genetic Girl
Type:Abbreviation/td>
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at GG

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Gee Gee"), GG is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words (e.g., NATO, UNICEF).

Example of GG Used in a Text

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