OMG

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

English[edit]

Alternative forms[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]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əʊ.ɛm.ˈdʒiː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /oʊ.ɛm.ˈdʒiː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iː

Interjection[edit]

OMG

  1. (chiefly Internet slang) An exclamation of excitement, surprise, shock etc.; oh my God
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:wow
    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?
    • 1917 September 9, John A.F. Fisher, letter to Winston Churchill:
      I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis—O.M.G. (Oh! My God!)—Shower it on the Admiralty!!
    • 2015, “10 Bands”, in If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, performed by Drake:
      10 Bands, 50 bands, 100 bands, fuck it, man / Let's just not even discuss it, man / OMG, niggas sleep, I ain't trippin', I'ma let 'em sleep

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.

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

OMG

  1. (computing) Initialism of Object Management Group.

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).

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Noun[edit]

OMG

  1. Alternative form of OGM

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English OMG.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

OMG

  1. OMG (abbreviation of oh mein Gott)
    • 2014 October 21, Sarah, “OMG! "Reich und Schön“-Star Maitland Ward komplett nackt in durchsichtigem Kleid”, in OK! Magazin[1]:
      Denn die Kleider gaben mehr preis, als sie verhüllten und gewährten dem Betrachter dralle Aussichten auf ihren blanken Busen und Po. OMG!
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 2015 April 29, Mike Glindmeier; Christian Gödecke, “Fußballgott, was sollte das?”, in Spiegel Online[2]:
      OMG! SPIEGEL? Ich sage nichts. Bitte wenden Sie sich an die Pressestelle.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 2018 January 29, InTouch Redaktion, “OMG! - Diese Stars sind wirklich gleich alt!”, in InTouch[3]:
      OMG! Das diese beiden das gleiche Alter verbindet, hätte wohl keiner so wirklich vermutet!
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Related terms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

OMG

  1. Alternative form of OGM

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

OMG

  1. Alternative form of OGM

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

OMG

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