What Does MOD Mean?

MOD means "Modification" and "Modernist."


The term MOD is widely used with the meaning "Modification" to refer to changes made by a user or owner to a programme, object or device, in order to change its appearance or function.

In gaming, many players apply MODs to games to customize the game play or look, to remove glitches, or to provide additional functionality (including, in some cases, features that were not available in the original game). Such MODS can be shared, which has helped to make game creators out of some players.

Some game developers actively encourage players to MOD their games. Bethesda, the developers of "Skyrim" and "Fallout 4," hold competitions to find the best MODs to their games. Some of those MODs are subsequently included in future releases.


The term MOD is also widely used with the meaning "Modernist." In this context, MOD refers to a subculture that began in the UK in 1958 and spread throughout various countries, including the US, during the 1960s.

The original MOD scene focused on music, fashion and motor scooters (usually from the Italian makers Lambretta and Vespa). It experienced a brief revival in UK in the 1970s and 1980s, when it spawned the less well-known Scooter Boys subculture. It continues today on a small scale in both the UK and US.

Summary of Key Points

"Modification is the most common definition for MOD on gaming apps such as Discord, TeamSpeak and Telegram, as well as on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s
"Modernist" is another common definition for MOD.
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Examples of MOD in Sentences

Here are examples of MOD being used in conversations:
  • Jill: How are you getting on with your new game?
  • Alan: I completed it in a week. I've decided to write a MOD to improve the look and the game play.
  • Jill: Geek alert!
  • Alan: You taught me how to MOD!
  • (Here, MOD is being used with the meaning "Modification.")
  • Ali: Are you all set for the Isle of Wight rally?
  • Lee: Yep. I've made some MODs to the scooter and it should get us there. Fingers crossed!
  • Ali: Brill! I love it when the MODs and the Scooter Boys get together!
  • (Here, MOD is being used to mean both "Modification" and "Modernist.")

Example of MOD Used in a Text


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