OMG

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

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Initialism of "oh my God".

Its first known attestation is in a letter from John Fisher to Winston Churchill, dated 1917, as "O.M.G.".[1]

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OMG

  1. (chiefly Internet, slang) An exclamation of excitement, surprise, amazement, or shock. (Oh, my God!)
    "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]

  • Variants include OMFG (for oh my fucking god), zOMG and ZOMG (emphatic, result of many users accidentally pressing the Z key while attempting to press the Shift key before typing "OMG"), and OMGZ (emphatic, in the same sense of LOLZ). In different contexts the offensiveness of these phrase variations can vary from blasphemous to mild, due to its invocation of deity.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ New Yorker Magazine, August 2012

French[edit]

Initialism[edit]

OMG

  1. Alternative form of OGM.

Italian[edit]

Initialism[edit]

OMG

  1. Alternative form of OGM.

Spanish[edit]

Initialism[edit]

OMG

  1. Alternative form of OGM.

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

OMG

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