What does the word ugg mean? Does it mean made in China?

Here is an example from a Skype group of my company:

A: ... sesion ...
B: misspelling of session -> sesion
C: ugg!

A is a Chinese, B and C are both native English speakers.

  • Can you give some example usages about ugg? I have never heard it before. – Xiè Jìléi Feb 17 '11 at 4:03
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    It looks like kind of ugh. – Xiè Jìléi Feb 17 '11 at 5:38

Spelled as "ugg", the only interpretation is Ugg boots, as Kosmonaut mentioned. (I believe the original brand-name boots are/were not made in China, but I'm sure countless imitations are.)

However, given the context you posted, another interpretation is possible: this may be a misspelling or alternate spelling of "ugh", an interjection denoting disgust.

  • It's also deliciously ironic. It might well have been posted as, "You're speling is attroshus!" – bye Feb 17 '11 at 15:13

Ugg is a shoe brand. The company makes sheepskin boots.

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(I have no idea where you got the idea that it means "made in China"...)

  • Hi Kosmonaut, I've added the context. Could you please look at it? Thanks. – Yousui Feb 17 '11 at 4:25

It is "ugh" which is a noise one makes in disgust. Here is an example of usage: http://perlypalms.com/herbie/women-swoon/19a-04.jpg

( above image credits to this page: http://perlypalms.com/herbie/pix.pl?women-swoon )


Uggs are made in Australia, and is Australian slang for "ugly".


As reported also by others, Ugg is a brand of boots.

The NOAD reports that the origin of Ugg boot is 1960s, from the name of cartoon characters (Ugh).

Similarly, that user wrote ugg instead of ugh.

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