Phrases are constantly being transformed into abbreviations and acronyms, and it can be difficult to know when it is appropriate to use one. PAWG is a slightly newer abbreviation that is fast becoming popular, but what does it stand for? Is this an appropriate phrase?
When is it acceptable to use PAWG?
A good time to use will depend on who you ask. Some people believe the term should never be used as it is sexist and objective about women. You most commonly see this word on an online social network or porn website. You should always be careful who you intend to use this abbreviation for. Make sure you know the person well and know their position on parole. It will be best to use the word with someone you know has already used it or has used similar phrases.
However, PAWG will be more acceptable to use in the places that created the sentence. This means on social media if you see a hashtag or on an online website that uses the abbreviation.
What does PAWG stand for?
PAWG is short for “fat white girl”. It’s an internet slang term used to describe a white woman with a big butt. PAWG uses another acronym called PHAT, which stands for “quite attractive and tempting”.
The abbreviation should be a compliment, but it is often seen as offensive and sexist. Many women see their value reduced by what they can offer society to their looks and sexual characteristics alone.
Where does PAWG come from?
The slang word has been around for about twenty years and has become increasingly popular in recent years. It’s hard to know exactly where this phrase originated from, but according to Urban Dictionary, PAWG’s first recorded use was on July 29, 2004.
PHAT and PAWG are similar words, so they are assumed to have an identical origin. Also, PHAT became popular in rap music in the 90s, so PAWG probably started out similarly.
Today, PAWG is most commonly used to describe women in the porn industry, models or celebrities with relevant physical characteristics. The most famous person named PAWG would be Kim Kardashian and her sisters. It has also become a popular hashtag for Instagram templates.
Can it be used in a work email?
PAWG should never be used in a professional environment. Using it in a work email is a great way to get sent to HR and potentially get fired. PAWG should only be used in informal, informal conversations with your friends and not with your colleagues. Even if you have good relationships with your coworkers, the phrase can still easily offend someone. For example, you should never refer to a colleague with the phrase, as this is the fastest way to quit a job.