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What Does TAG Mean?

TAG means "Character Name," "Mark a Point or Feature," "Signature," and "Link To A Person." TAG is also a "Children's Game." Here is more information about each of these definitions of TAG, together with examples of use.

Character Name

The term TAG is used in gaming circles with the meaning "Character Name" to refer to the unique name (or nickname) that a player assigns to their game character. Gaming TAGs are usually a combination of words, numbers and other symbols. The selection of a cool TAG is an aspect of gaming to which many gamers dedicate a lot of time.

Mark a Point or Feature

Also in gaming, TAG means to mark an enemy character or waypoint. In this context a TAG helps allies know where to head and/or help.

Signature

TAG is used similarly to refer to the "Signature" (usually a pseudonym) used by graffiti artists to sign their work.

Link To a Person

The term TAG is also widely used on social media with the meaning to "Link To A Person." In this context, users often TAG photos, videos or articles, to draw the attention of other users, or to highlight the participants or authors.

Children's Game

TAG is also the name of a very popular children's game. In the game of TAG, a nominated player has to chase and tag (i.e., touch) other players. The first player TAGGED usually becomes the nominated player and has to take a turn at the TAGGING.

According to some sources, TAG in this context stands for "Touch And Go."

In the UK, the game of TAG is more commonly known as TIG.

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of TAG

"Character Name" is the most common definition for TAG on gaming apps, such as Discord and TeamSpeak, as well as on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
TAG
Definition:Character Name
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition of TAG

"Mark a Point or Feature" is another common definition for TAG in gaming.
TAG
Definition:Mark a Point or Feature
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition of TAG

"Signature" is a common definition for TAG, especially amongst graffiti artists.
TAG
Definition:Signature
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Fourth Definition of TAG

"Link To A Person" is a common definition for TAG on social media.
TAG
Definition:Link To A Person
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Fifth Definition of TAG

"Children's Game" is also a common definition for TAG.
TAG
Definition:Children's Game
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

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Examples of TAG in Sentences

Here are examples of TAG being used in conversations:
  • Keith: I'll see you online. What's your TAG?
  • Don: I'm TheUnrealDonaldT.
  • (Here, TAG means "Character Name.")
  • Frank: Is Banksy's TAG based on his real name?
  • Debbie: No-one knows for sure.
  • (Here, TAG means "Signature.")
  • Lily: I got some great photos there. Do you mind if I put them on Facebook and TAG you?
  • Jan: No probs.
  • (Here, TAG means "Link To A Person.")
  • Reese: I'm bored! Wanna play TAG?
  • Toni: Only if we can play naked TAG.
  • (Here, TAG means "Children's Game.")

Example of TAG Used in a Text

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