What Does SPAG Mean?

SPAG means "Spanish" or "Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar."


SPAG is an Italian-American slang term used to refer to people of Latin-American descent. In this context, SPAG is an acronym based on the Italian word "Spagnolo," which is Italian for "Spanish."

Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar

In this context, SPAG is typically used as a light-hearted reprimand by older people who are not comfortable with the complete disregard for "Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar" usually displayed by younger people when using text-based communications.

Of note, SPAG is often used as a contraction of the word "Spaghetti" to refer to any pasta, particularly Spaghetti Bolognese, which is often contracted to "Spag Bol."

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When I write SPAG, I mean this: meaning of SPAG SPAG also means "Spanish" and "Spaghetti."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for SPAG

SPAG means "Spanish." This is the most common definition for SPAG on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for SPAG

SPAG also means "Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar":
Definition:Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of SPAG in Sentences

Here are examples of SPAG being used in conversations:
  • Drew: Your new boyfriend is gorgeous. Is he Italian?
  • Charlie: No. He's SPAG.
  • (Here, SPAG means "Spanish.")
  • Son: Mum said I aint gotta be back before 12.
  • Father: SPAG! But, okay. See you later.
  • (Here, SPAG means "Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar.")

An Academic Look at SPAG

Whether used with the meaning "Spanish" or "Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar," SPAG is an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word). Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Spanish" or "Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar" instead of using SPAG.

Example of SPAG Used in a Text


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