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What Does OG Mean?OG means "Original Gangster" and "Original" when used in a social-media context. In a sporting context, OG means "Own Goal."
Here is more information about each of these definitions of OG, with examples of use.
Original Gangster/OriginalWhen OG means "Original Gangster," it refers to a person who has been around for a long time and is considered "old school." More recently, OG has come to be used as a straightforward abbreviation of the word "Original." In this context, it is a term of appreciation or admiration that marks the originality of a person or something they did. For example:
- Toni: Have you heard that The Donald is still claiming that the election was rigged?
- Jo: He's the OG, man! (Here, OG means "Original Gangster.")
- Ali: The dog ate my homework.
- Teacher: That's OG. (Here, OG could be being used to mean either "Original Gangster" or "Original.")
Own GoalIn sport (particularly soccer), OG means "Own Goal." It refers to the defending team accidentally scoring in their own net. For example:
- Alex: Liverpool lost 1-0 to Milan.
- Sal: It was another OG!
Image for OGWhen I write OG, I mean this: OG also means "Original" and "Own Goal."
Summary of Key Points for First Definition"Original Gangster" is a common definition for OG on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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Summary of Key Points for Second Definition"Original" is another common definition for OG.
2: Quite easy to guess
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Summary of Key Points for Third Definition"Own Goal" is another common definition for OG.
4: Difficult to guess
An Academic Look at OGWhether used with the meaning "Original Gangster" or "Own Goal," OG is classified as an initialism abbreviation, because it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Oh Gee") and its letters represent words.
Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words (e.g., NATO, UNICEF).
When used to mean "Original," OG is classified as a contraction (much like ADR is a contraction of "address").
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