WHILE the term has gained popularity across the internet, it’s been around longer than meets the eye.
“Goats” is used a lot on social media and has become common in conversation.
What does “goat” mean?
“Goated” comes from the phrase “GOAT” which means “greatest of all time”.
It is commonly used to discuss a variety of celebrities.
The term is often used to refer to talented and famous people such as actors, athletes, musicians, artists and comedians.
People also use the term when talking about athletic victories.
“Goats” is also used to describe foods that a person finds very high quality and tasty.
For example, you might say, “Tacos are goat cheese. I love her!”
This could also work to discuss a specific establishment that serves this cuisine.
For example, someone who loves Taco Bell might say, “Taco Bell is goated!”
Essentially, “goat” can be used to describe anything a person likes and considers very valuable.
There’s also a less common and morbid meaning of the term urban dictionary that’s probably satirical.
According to this definition, ‘goats’ is: “The act of being hit by a goat. It is truly goats only if the action causes pain and bleeding to the one hit by the goat. When one is hit but has suffered no pain or blood, then it just gets ‘beaten by a goat’.”
What are examples of “goat”? used in social media?
The hashtag of this phrase is commonly used on Twitter.
On December 15, 2022, a user used the term to praise singer Taylor Swift tweet: “Just saw @taylorswift13 bless her hometown. 50 coaches filled with water, whatever the kids wanted. #goated#givingback.”
On the same day, a user with “#goated” also sent kind words to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. saying: “Oh wow! Congratulations to @SpeakerPelosi. Simply the best and always inspirational for the women and young girls. She is the real GOAT. #Goated.”
When was “goat” first used?
“Goat,” which paved the way for “goat,” has been used as “greatest of all time” since at least the early 1990s.
According to Grammarphobia: “…The earliest example we could find of ‘GOAT’ formerly meaning ‘greatest of all time’ dates back to September 1992 when Lonnie Ali, Muhammad Ali’s wife, Greatest of All Time, Inc . (GOAT Inc.) to consolidate and license her husband’s intellectual property for commercial purposes.”
This could be why the term has become so popular when it comes to sports starts and athletics.
As discussed by USA Today’s For The Win, the term became more popular in the early 2000s when rapper LL Cool J released the song GOAT
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