What is aggro short for?


Aggro is short for aggressive. This abbreviation originated within gaming culture, to describe aggressive strategies and gameplay. Thus, it is still used most often by gamers.

For example, a Magic: The Gathering (MTG) player may describe their deck as an aggro deck. This means the player's deck is meant to fire off a swift sequence of spells that brings games to an end quickly.

However, as gaming culture has permeated pop culture, aggro has permeated even non-gamers' slang lexicons. So, you may see aggro stand in for aggressive on social media and forums as well. For example, if a Twitter user is acting overly angry, other users may take them to task for "going aggro."


Why you gotta be so aggro, bro? Just chill
But your mom makes me SO. MAD
Charlie Brown going full aggro
Charlie Brown going full aggro

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Updated May 16, 2023

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