What Does NBG Mean?

NBG means "Nasty But Good." The abbreviation NBG is used to describe something that is horrible, but enjoyable. This could be something like a strange combination of food, a disturbing film or a thrilling experience (such as bungee-jumping). In dating terms, NBG is an act or situation that might be considered "unnatural," but which is fun or exciting.

Of note, in international finance, NBG means "National Bank of Greece."

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Summary of Key Points

"Nasty But Good" is the most common definition for NBG on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Nasty But Good
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of NBG in Sentences

Here are examples of NBG being used in conversations:
  • Grace: Do you want to cover me in custard before we have sex?
  • Dino: That sounds NBG.
  • Grace: Come round now then, before I change my mind.
  • Harry: How was your date?
  • Roy: Ace. It was NBG.
  • Harry: Sounds like you're up to your old tricks!

An Academic Look at NBG

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

When used with the meaning "Nasty But Good," NBG is an abbreviation of an adjectival phrase i.e., a group of words that describe a noun or pronoun in a sentence. For example:
  • Wow! Those peppers are NBG!
  • (Here, NBG describes the noun peppers).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "it was disgusting, but I enjoyed it" instead of NBG.

Example of NBG Used in a Text


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