Last modified on 22 August 2014, at 11:19
See also: omg, O.M.G., and O. M. G.

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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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InitialismEdit

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 notesEdit

  • 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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ New Yorker Magazine, August 2012

FrenchEdit

InitialismEdit

OMG

  1. Alternative form of OGM.

ItalianEdit

InitialismEdit

OMG

  1. Alternative form of OGM.

SpanishEdit

InitialismEdit

OMG

  1. Alternative form of OGM.

SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

OMG

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