What Does UG Mean?

UG most commonly means "Ugly." UG can be used with regard to a person, a place or a situation, which is deemed to be unattractive, unsightly or dangerous.

Although less common, UG can also mean "underground," which describes something as secretive. For example:
  • I heard Rick’s party was UG.
When spelled 'U'G, it is a slang phrase for "you gansta." (This term was popularized by the hip-hop artist Rocko's 2015 track entitled "U Gangsta Right.")

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When I write UG, I mean this:

meaning of UG

UG means ugly.

Summary of Key Points

"Ugly" is the most common definition for UG on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of UG in Sentences

Here are examples of UG being used in conversations:
  • Tony: That dog is proper UG.
  • Jordan: It looks like a broom!
  • Tony: I feel completely UG today.
  • Jordan: Cheer up, honey. You look lovely.

An Academic Look at UG

UG is used as an adjective (i.e., a describing word). For example:
  • What an UG cat.
  • (Here, the adjective UG modifies the noun cat.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "ugly" instead of UG.

Example of UG Used in a Text


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