OMG

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See also: omg, O.M.G., and O. M. G.

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An abbreviation of oh my God, although sometimes glossed using minced oaths to avoid offense. In its first attestation, also intended as a punning reference to the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.[1][2]

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OMG

  1. (chiefly Internet slang) Oh my God as an exclamation of excitement, surprise, shock, &c.
    "OMG, I just won tickets to a concert! Today is the best day ever!"
    "...and then he said I was ugly, so I punched him in the face." — "OMG, really?"
    "...and then I found out my fish died." "OMG, I'm so sorry to hear that."
  2. (computing) Initialism of Object Management Group.

Usage notes[edit]

Due to its invocation of God, OMG may be considered offensive by some, although this can be minimized by a claim that one intends a minced oath such as oh my gosh or oh my goodness.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "OMG, int. (and n.) and adj." in the Oxford English Dictionary (2011), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ "Letter to Churchill May Contain First OMG" in the New Yorker (August 2012).

French[edit]

Initialism[edit]

OMG

  1. Alternative form of OGM

Italian[edit]

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OMG

  1. Alternative form of OGM

Spanish[edit]

Initialism[edit]

OMG

  1. Alternative form of OGM

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Adjective[edit]

OMG

  1. (Internet, slang) Abbreviation of omogen (immature)