Initialism < the initial letters of ‘oh my God
’ (frequently as a graphic abbreviation).
The final element may sometimes represent gosh, goodness, etc.
(frequently in the language of electronic communications).
1917 J. A. F. Fisher Let. 9 Sept. in
I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis—O.M.G. (Oh! My God!)—Shower it on the Admiralty!!
1994 Re: AW: Ryan & Lorna..NOT in rec.arts.tv.soaps
OMG! what did I say?
1997 C. Parker 183
OMG Oh my God!
2006 Mar. 134/4
Is this ridiculous to anyone else? Are we dreaming? OMG, What is going on?
2009 R. V. Kozinets x. 183
All of it blogged and microblogged and promoted with lots of omgs and lols.
9 Dec. 15
OMG, it's Ken Barlow on my phone; I'm not worthy!
1982 15 Jan. i. 4/5
You'll find the season's best tangelos and tangerines now at our famous produce stalls. We spotted some marked O-M-G Tangelos, about the biggest we've seen.
1999 OMG! Chicago 8/19 in alt.music.s-mclachlan
She stood at the corner of the stage with this ‘girly’ happy OMG face.
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The iPhone is a very different device, and when you first start working with it, there's definitely an OMG! effect.