VG has 2 meanings
1. What does VG stand for?

Video game

"VG" stands for "video game," an electronic game designed for computers, console systems, arcades, and handheld devices. Popular VGs include Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Halo, Grand Theft Auto V, Tetris, and Minecraft.

While the origins of the "video game" term date back to the early-1970s, VG did not become prominent until the 1990s and early-2000s, when gamers moved online. You will likely see gamers use the acronym online when playing or arguing about VGs in an online forum. Non-gamers may also use it, but not nearly as much.

Since the rise of VGs on Atari, Nintendo, SEGA, Sony, and Microsoft consoles, gamers have coined many slang terms to describe everything from players' abilities to gameplay styles. Some popular terms include MMORPG, noob, SMP, GG, Stack, and mod.


I think Final Fantasy 3 was the best VG of all time

Beating the boss in a VG

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Updated August 8, 2022
2. What does VG stand for?

Very good

VG is often short for "very good." You can use this acronym to compliment something, state someone's status, or answer in the affirmative.

For example, if your friend asks if you liked the pie they made for you, you can answer with "It was VG, thank you!" Or, if another friend asks how your dad is doing, you can say "He's doing VG, about to retire soon."


How did Steph do on her saxophone solo yesterday?
I thought she was VG, but her music teacher said it still needs work

A frog who thinks life is VG

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Updated December 12, 2022

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