Have you ever ran across sports related websites and seen a lot photos and pictures of professional sports athletes with their wives/girlfriends and a headline titled “Hottest Wags” or “Top 10 Wags?”
Ever wondered what does the term WAGS or WAGS means? Well, here’s the definition of term defined by Wikipedia and the Urban Dictionary.
Wikipedia defines WAG/WAGS as an acronym used to refer to wives and girlfriends of high-profile sportsmen. The term may also be used in the singular form, “WAG”, to refer to a specific female partner.
The term was first used by the British tabloid press to refer to the wives and girlfriends of high-profile footballers, originally the England national football team. It came into common use during the 2006 FIFA World Cup, although the term had been used occasionally before that. The acronym has since been used by the media in other countries to describe the female partners of sportsmen in general.
Urbandictionary.com defines WAG/WAGS as:
1. A collective acronym for the Wives and Girlfriends of the England World Cup Squad.
2. An acronym for Wives and Girlfriends coined by the British media during the 2006 World Cup in reference to the their better halves of the England football squad – a group who provided an alternative source of entertainment whilst their HABS (husbands and boyfriends) bored us to death in the group stages.
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