What Does PLUG Mean?

PLUG means "Contact" and "Drug Dealer." It is often seen as the plug emoji (🔌).

Here is more information about each of these definitions with examples.


In general chat online and offline, PLUG means "Contact." A plug is someone who can get hard to gain items, such as tickets for concerts and sporting events, the latest fashions, access to exclusive clubs, etc. For example:
  • Toni: The Eagles are touring this year!
  • Jo: I know! And I have a PLUG who can get us tickets!

Drug Dealer

The word PLUG and the plug emoji are often used on social media to refer to a drug dealer or supplier.

Image for PLUG

When I write PLUG, I mean this:

meaning of PLUG


Summary of Key Points for the First Definition of PLUG

"Contact" is the most common definition for PLUG on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Drug Dealer" is another common definition for PLUG.
Definition:Drug Dealer
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at PLUG

The image of a PLUG is often used as an emoji, i.e., a small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion.

PLUG is also a slang word. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

Example of PLUG Used in a Text


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