What Does PUG Mean?

PUG means "Pick Up Group."

PUG is an abbreviation used in MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) with the meaning "Pick-Up Group." It refers to a group of players formed on an ad-hoc basis, usually to carry out a specific task. PUGs typically disband after the common objective has been achieved (or the better players become frustrated with the less capable ones!).

PUGs contrast with guilds and clans

Summary of Key Points

"Pick Up Group" is the most common definition for PUG on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Pick Up Group
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of PUG in Sentences

Here is an example of PUG being used in conversation:
  • Jo: Never get involved with a PUG! They are useless.
  • Les: Watch it! I met this clan through a PUG.

Example of PUG Used in a Text


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