Currently reading "Slang for the ages. It's swag. bae," by Kory Stamper from International New York Times (October 6, 2014), I came across this acronym O.G.
"It[swag]'s generally taken to be a shortened form of the verb "swagger," which was used to denote a certain insolent cockiness by William Shakespeare, O.G."
Definitions of O.G. I have found so far are the following two:
- officer of the guard.
- original gum: the gum on the back of a stamp when it is issued to the public.
I think it is the second one (only because the first one doesn't seem fit) but what does original gum really mean? I am still confused.
Maybe some explanation with the context will be greatly appreciated.