WAG

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See also: wag and wäg

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WAG

  1. (international standards) Indeterminately reserved ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 country code for Gambia.
    Synonym: GMB (for general use)

Usage notes[edit]

This is an indeterminately reserved code, included as part of ISO 3166-1 due to its use in designating road vehicles under the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic, and is not endorsed for general use by the ISO. The general-purpose code for the Gambia is GMB.


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Etymology 1[edit]

Back-formation from WAGs (wives and girlfriends).

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WAG (plural WAGs)

  1. (informal) A wife or girlfriend of a sports star or other celebrity, originally and especially of an association football player.
    • 2006, Lucy Rock, The Observer, 2 July 2006 (p.20)
      The World Cup WAGs are a good example of this. The younger girls, nicknamed the ‘hen-night crowd’ and led by Colleen McLoughlin, dance on tables and drink until the early hours while No. 1 WAG Victoria Beckham remains aloof, dining sedately with Ashley Cole’s fiancee, Cheryl Tweedy.
    • 2006, Emma Cowing, The Scotsman, 4 July 2006:
      In Wimbledon, the tennis WAGs and - just as excitingly - HABs (Husbands and Boyfriends) have been appearing courtside, enthusiastically cheering on their beloved other halves with a degree of style.

Etymology 2[edit]

Acronym of wild-assed guess.

Noun[edit]

WAG (plural WAGs)

  1. (informal, business or military slang, US) A wild-assed guess; a rough estimate.

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