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ABOUT THIS WORD
What else does GG mean?
Short for good game, the acronym GG is commonly used in online gaming at the end of matches as a gesture of good sportsmanship.
How is GG pronounced?[ jee-jee ] or [good geym ]
What are some other forms of GG?
Where does GG come from?
GG emerges in the 1990s with online multiplayer games, such as Quake and Diablo. The makers of StarCraft, first released in 1998, have claimed that their gaming community first coined the term.
GG became such a key part of the culture of online gaming that, in 2000, it was featured in the official FAQ section of the game Half-Life. Fast forward to 2010 and GG was still going strong. So strong, in fact, that a company started selling a real-life GG button as a novelty item that gamers could smack after a good game.
How is GG used in real life?
GG is most commonly found in chats of online multiplayer games. Even when the acronym is found on social media, it’s usually in a gaming-related post. The acronym is also sometimes said in person at the end of live gaming matches, such as at a tournament.
— lolesports (@lolesports) September 9, 2018
GG has become so ingrained into gaming culture that it’s been adopted in non-English speaking countries, including those that don’t even use the Latin alphabet.
While not as common, GG can also be used outside the realm of video gaming to refer to an accomplishment that one is proud of.
Apparently I look like a 22 year old GG I win pic.twitter.com/KfdpGGaTvR
— ɴᴏᴏᴛ⁷ (@nootgi) September 8, 2018
Occasionally, BG is used for bad game.
Example sentences from the Web for GG
Shahs of Sunset star Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi has been hit with a restraining order.Jon Stewart No. 1 in Late Night, David Arquette Falls Off the Wagon,|Culture Team|August 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was right: Harry, out of breath, was the last of the GG to arrive.
They form a structure which may be spoken of as the germinal groove (fig. 176 A, gg).The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
We also find, at the end of the poem, such notes as these: Gg.
Fulle blisfully they synge and endles ioy thei make (wrongly); Gg.
I now recognized the symptoms; when the GG had no real problems, its collective mind usually turned to my health.