POG Meaning: What Does POG Mean? with Text Conversations

What does POG mean? Are you searching for the definition of this internet slang term? This lesson will help you find out how to use this text abbreviation with useful conversation examples and ESL picture.

POG Meaning

What Does POG Mean?

Before the spread of the internet and gaming culture, “pog” was a small, circular piece of cardboard commonly used to play a game by children and young adults in the 1990s. Now, “POG” is often used in gaming to mean “play of the game.”

“POG” can also be used with “champ” to make “POGChamp.” This is sort of an abbreviation for “play of game champion.” This means that the player performed extremely well in a match and will be the best player in the game and get the “play of the game.”

It is commonly used in online games like Overwatch and League of Legends and on streaming services like Twitch and YouTube.

Conversation Examples

Here are a few examples:

Example 1:

  • Gaming Streamer: Live stream starts in 15 minutes. Check out my sick plays and the road to the finals. My goal is to get POG three times today.
  • Stream Watcher 1: Yeah man, go get ’em!
  • Stream Watcher 2: Can’t way, gonna be #pogchamp for sure!

For example 1, we have a young lady who streams games online. She announces her stream will be starting soon and states that she hopes to get “POG” three times in the upcoming stream. Stream Watcher 2 replies with support by using #pogchamp to say that he thinks she will be able to get the play of the game and be a champion.

Example 2

  • Texter 1: Did you see PrettyPoison’s stream yesterday? It was crazy! She barely took any damage.
  • Texter 2: Yeah, she did pretty good, but I don’t think she was aggressive enough. I think she only waits around and jumps in at the last minute so she can get POG.
  • Texter 1: Really?
  • Texter 2: Yeah, she’s good, but not POG Champ material imo.

The next example shows a texting conversation between two friends. They both watched the previous streamer play in her previous stream. Texter 1 thinks she did a great job. Texter 2 has doubts about how she performed. While they both agree she is a good player, Texter 2 thinks that she gets the play of the game a lot but does not have what it takes to be a great all-around player. This is something that commonly happens in gaming and e-sports where players often try to execute risky plays in order to get the play of the game. It’s an “all or nothing” style of play that can payoff but can also lose games.

Other Meanings

It has a few other meanings as well. One of these is used in a military setting. In this case “POG” can mean “person other than grunt.” A grunt is a frontline soldier who does something dangerous or combat-related so here a “POG” is someone who performs some supporting duties but does not really fight or march like the others.

Here is the list of other meanings:

  • Patina Oil & Gas Corporation
  • Player Of The Game
  • Price Of Gold
  • Personnel Other than Grunt
  • PC Only Gamer
  • Priorities of Government
  • Parents of the Groom
  • Psychological Operations Group
  • Play Online Games
  • Property of God
  • Pot of Gold

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POG Meaning: What Does POG Mean? with Text Conversations

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NotTheRightPog
NotTheRightPog
5 months ago

This is not what it means at all

mae
mae
5 months ago
Reply to  NotTheRightPog

what does it mean im so lost

Poggers
Poggers
5 months ago
Reply to  mae

Pog is just a twitch emote

Poggers1
Poggers1
4 months ago
Reply to  Poggers

yeah

ThePogger
ThePogger
1 month ago
Reply to  mae

this is its official meaning although it is used in a different way. In the way it is usually used is more of a context like that is really cool but Pog is substitued for cool here.

Twitch user
Twitch user
5 months ago

This is completely wrong, POG is just the name of a famous twitch emote. A person with an amazed expression.

GKP
GKP
2 months ago
Reply to  Twitch user

knowyourmeme say that the name of the twitch emote come from the abbreviation of “Play Of the Game”.

Twitch user
Twitch user
2 months ago
Reply to  GKP

But that is not the meaning it has gained over the years

Real Pog
Real Pog
1 month ago
Reply to  GKP

Thats not true either, its from a discussion with a videogame creator who made a face during the interview talking about a game called something with the word pog in it, i forget the full name

hope this helps
hope this helps
4 months ago

pog is a picture of gootecks

POTG is play of the game

W.J.R. Halyn
W.J.R. Halyn
1 month ago

You guys didn’t mention the actual, factual truth of the origin of POG… at least, didn’t make it visible anywhere I could see it. None of the other commenters don’t seem to get it, either, from what I see here. Fact is, in the 80s and into the 90s, there were milk bottle caps made of cardboard, then later fruit drinks, using these round disks for caps. POGs first sprang from a popular Hawaiian brand of juice right around the same time a teacher named Blossom Galbiso and her students were beginning to make the game popular once more. POG… Read more »

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