What does G mean?

An abbreviation of the word gangster. This term grew in popularity within the 1990s hip-hop community.


Other definitions of G:

  • An initialism of the word "grand". Refers to 1,000 dollars.
  • A term of endearment that spawns from its use as "gangster"; use of the term to greet friends is mimicking gang culture.
  • A multipurpose term that is prevalent in gang culture — can mean gangsta, grand (as in money), or a general greeting for friends or buddies.

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How to use the term

  • How you doing, G? Been slinging those mixtapes?

  • I need to come up with a G quick. I got to pay this and last month's rent.

  • It's been forever, g. How was this semester in college?

Video related to G


Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Nuthin' But A G Thang (Dirty) HD, YouTube

  • A Song that mentions "G."
  • In this 1992 single, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, both consider prolific gangsters, rap about the G lifestyle. Since its release, the song has won multiple awards, including being inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame top 500.

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