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STG

What Does STG Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

STG usually means "Swear to God."

More Detail...

It also means "Shoot 'Em Up," "SubTheGamer," and "Sterling (Currency)."

Swear To God

STG is widely used with the meaning "Swear To God" to add emphasis to a statement (often a statement of denial or a claim of innocence). For example:
  • Jody: Did you say anything to her about Friday?
  • Jackie: STG I didn't say a thing!
STG has exactly the same meaning as ISTG (I Swear To God). The phrase "Swear To God" is a very popular song title. Check out the 2019 video from the pop group Famba:

Famba - Swear To God (Lyric Video)

Shoot 'Em Up

STG is used in video gaming to refer to the "Shoot 'Em Up" subgenre of games in the action genre (i.e., games such as Space Invaders and Asteroids). For example:
  • Lee: What sort of games do you like?
  • Leigh: For me, you still can't beat a good STG!

SubTheGamer

STG are the initials of "SubTheGamer" a content creator with a YouTube channel dedicated to the NBA.

Sterling (Currency)

STG is also used as an abbreviation for "Sterling," as in the pound sterling, the official currency of the United Kingdom.

Video Summarizing STG

Here's a short video explaining how to use STG:

Image for STG

When I write STG, I mean this:

meaning of STG

STG means "Shoot 'Em Up" in Gaming. It also means "Swear to God," "SubTheGamer," and "Sterling."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of STG

"Swear To God" is, by far, the most common meaning for STG when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
STG
Definition:Swear to God
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition of STG

"Shoot 'Em Up" is a common definition for STG in gaming related chat, on apps such as Discord and Telegram.
STG
Definition:Shoot 'Em Up
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition of STG

"SubTheGamer" is a popular definition for STG on YouTube.
STG
Definition:SubTheGamer
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Fourth Definition of STG

"Sterling" (Currency) is another definition for STG.
STG
Definition:Sterling
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults

An Academic Look at STG

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ess Tee Gee"), STG is usually classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words. When used as an abbreviation of "Sterling," STG is a contraction. Some contractions, like STG, use letters of the fully expanded word in sequence. Other contractions, like Dr, use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version. Contractions can also be formed by replacing a letter or letters with an apostrophe (e.g., can't). When used with the meaning "Swear to God" STG is typically used an interjection. An interjection is included in a sentence to express a sentiment such as surprise, irritation, disgust, joy, excitement, or enthusiasm.

Example of STG Used in a Text

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