OG

What does OG stand for?

Original gangster

Technically speaking, an original gangster is a gangster who lived between the early to late 1900s. It refers to mobsters and drug lords who ran crime rings in the United States during this time.

In modern times, the term "original gangster" or "OG" can also refer to a person who grew up in the streets as part of a gang. It differentiates between those who have been gang members all their lives and those who simply live out a thug lifestyle.

Example

"Nah, he's totally an OG. You don't know him if you think otherwise."
Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel — an American gangster from the early 1900s

Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel — an American gangster from the early 1900s

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Last Updated: June 15, 2016

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