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See also: wag and wäg



Etymology 1[edit]

Back-formation from WAGs (wives and girlfriends).


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.


WAG (plural WAGs)

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