Where does pawg come from?
It’s not known when exactly pawg showed up in the English language, though it has existed since at least the early 2000s. The first Urban Dictionary entry for pawg is dated July 29, 2004. Another entry was created on April 11, 2005 with almost identical content. Phat is a word finds its roots in African American slang, and so it makes sense that it would be included in the spelled-out version of pawg because the latter has similar origins.
The word pawg began to gain more attention around the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011. Since then, pawg has been a popular hashtag on tweets advertising sexual services or imagery.
Who uses pawg?
Pawg is typically used in self-description or in advertisements for porn. The term often appears as a tag on social media to advertise sexual imagery. It’s also a category on porn sites. Any content that includes the word pawg always has a woman with a large butt. The word itself is used to play up the particular features that the woman possesses.
Pawg may also appear in the context of interracial relationships. Pawgs often feature in porn that includes a black man and a white woman. In these cases, it’s a big draw that the woman (the pawg) is both white and has a large butt. This defies some commonly-held stereotypes, one of which is that white women usually have flat butts.
All of that said, it’s probably not a good idea to refer to a woman as a pawg without her consent, as it might come off as being fetishizing.
“Just remembered the #Pawg that ditched me smacked my ass. What is the world coming to...Pawgs are smacking black guys on the ass now? Wow”
@chakapaul Twitter (April 22, 2017)
“This is what you consider to be a PAWG? No wonder you told me you can walk the streets of downtown Philadelphia and see white girls with phat asses all over the place, no wonder all you guys were telling me there's white girls with PHAT asses all over Europe, it all makes sense now. People need to learn the difference between FAT and PHAT.”
Ass Destroyer Adultdvdtalk (June 28, 2014)
“PAWGs aren't fat - they're phat. Bubble booties like black or Latina gals.”
SifuPhil City-data (November 4, 2010)