What Does ZOMG Mean in a Text?

ZOMG means "Oh My God."

The abbreviation ZOMG is used with the meaning "Oh My God." It is thought to have originated from careless typing of OMG (in capital letters), during the course of which the "shift" key was missed and the "z" key was pressed instead.

Although originally formed as the result of a typing mistake, ZOMG is now widely used as a more sarcastic alternative to OMG, usually expressing mock surprise or disbelief.

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When I write ZOMG, I mean this:

meaning of ZOMG

ZOMG usually expresses mock surprise or disbelief.

Summary of Key Points

"Oh My God" is the most common definition for ZOMG on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Oh My God
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of ZOMG in Sentences

Here are examples of ZOMG being used in conversations:
  • Natalie: Dan says he was a virgin before he met me.
  • Alison: ZOMG! You are so lucky to have found him.
  • Steve: The boss says that I am indispensable.
  • Maurice: ZOMG! And you've never kissed his ass or anything.

An Academic Look at ZOMG

ZOMG is an interjection. Interjections are words used to express feeling or sudden emotion. They can be standalone or as part of a sentence (usually at the start). An interjection can end in an exclamation mark to express a strong feeling or emotion. For example:
  • ZOMG! Did you see the size of that rat?!

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Oh My God" or something like "Wow" instead of using ZOMG.

Example of ZOMG Used in a Text


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