WAGs

An acronym that stands for ‘wives and girlfriends’ (originally the England football team’s partners but now refers to most high-profile girlfriends and wives of players). This word was popularised around the 2006 World Cup though now it can be viewed as being derogatory (offensive) in nature.

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    • Example: Led by Victoria Beckham the WAGs became a national phenomena thanks to their off-the-field antics at the Germany 2006 World Cup.

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