Meaning For example
Type Acronym
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Usage General (not just online)
Comments EG (or e.g.) is short for "Exempli gratia," which means "free example" in Latin. However, when used in English, it means "for example," and is often placed before a general example. When a specific example is used, the "ie" abbreviation may be used.
Example "You should take a lot of gen eds your first year in college, e.g. Writing, English, Math, etc."
Updated May 13, 2010
Meaning Evil grin
Type Acronym
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Usage Online Only (chat, messaging, e-mail)
Comments Also written . Implies mischief or other troublemaking behavior. Also WEG.
Updated April 13, 2016