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pg

1.
picogram; picograms.

PG

1.
parental guidance: a rating assigned to a motion picture by the Motion Picture Association of America indicating that children of all ages may attend but that some material may be deemed unsuitable and that parental guidance is advised.
Compare G (def 7), PG-13, R1 , X (def 8).
Origin of PG
1965-1970
An Americanism dating back to 1965-70

PG

or P.G, p.g

Informal.
1.
pregnant1 (def 1).

pg.

1.
page.

Pg.

1.
2.
Also, Pg. Portuguese.

P.G.

1.
Past Grand.
2.
paying guest.
4.
Also, p.g. Informal. pregnant1 (def 1).
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  • The partners continued working in the right direction and pg.

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  • One of the most beneficent forward steps that our time can boast of is the pg.

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  • It was clearly seen that the two brothers, John and James, had pg.

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British Dictionary definitions for pg

pg

abbreviation
1.
Papua New Guinea

PG1

symbol
1.
a film certified for viewing by anyone, but which contains scenes that may be unsuitable for children, for whom parental guidance is necessary
Word Origin
C20: from abbreviation of parental guidance

PG2

abbreviation
1.
paying guest
2.
postgraduate

pg.

abbreviation
1.
page

Pg.

abbreviation
1.
Portugal
2.
Portuguese
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Contemporary definitions for pg
adjective

pregnant

Examples

That prom queen is PG, all right.

Word Origin

1960

Usage Note

informal

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pg in Medicine

pg abbr.
picogram

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Slang definitions & phrases for pg

PG

adjective

Pregnant; preggers (1980s+)

noun

Paregoric, an opium product (1960s+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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