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O.G. (plural O.G.s)

  1. (music, US, slang) Initialism of Original Gangsta; a person associated with the earliest era of gangsta rap.
  2. (by extension, US, slang) Anything associated with an earlier, more traditional, and perceivedly more authentic era.
    • 2021 March 8, Pete Wells, “Building Pizzas That Can Survive the Box”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Besides the standard tomatoes-over-cheese version, called the O.G., and an even more streamlined cheeseless tomato pie called the Plain Jane, Washington Squares exploits the structural stability of the crust with more elaborate arrays.
    • 2021 April 12, John Wogan, “Friends Who Saw It All”, in The New York Times[2], ISSN 0362-4331:
      And we’d all go to the true O.G., Julius’. It’s the oldest gay bar in New York, plus it has delicious grilled cheese sandwiches and French fries.
  3. (soccer) Initialism of Own Goal.


O.G. (comparative more O.G., superlative most O.G.)

  1. (US, slang) in the manner of an O.G. (sense 1 or sense 2); traditional, authentic, old-fashioned, or old school
    • 2017 October 6, Fobilasha, Bollywood Weekly, Usenet[3]:
      To slow it down, the below song is a throwback remake using a song from 90's babies' parents' generation. It's definitely a majority favorite, and while I wouldn't say it's better than the OG version, it's definitely soothing to the ear.
    • 2018, Andrew Rea, “Tamales from Coco”, in Binging with Babish[4], season 1, episode 70, New York: YouTube, 2:17 from the start:
      A lot of people freak out at the idea of lard, but it's actually not that bad for you, and it's what they use in O.G., legit-sh*t tamales—and I'd imagine that's what the abuela in Coco is making
    • 2021 February 27, Jonathan Abrams, quoting Jewell Loyd, “Jewell Loyd Is in the Gym, Building Her Game and a Community”, in The New York Times[5], ISSN 0362-4331:
      The Warehouse gym is a little off the beaten track, plopped south of an interstate highway, behind a hidden road. “You have to be kind of a real O.G. baller to know where it is,” Jewell Loyd said.