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gamma globulin.
great gross.
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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?

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.

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.

Occasionally, BG is used for bad game.

How to use GG in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for GG (1 of 2)

gg

the internet domain name for
Guernsey

British Dictionary definitions for GG (2 of 2)

GG

abbreviation for
Girl Guides
Governor General
text messaging good game
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