What does Dig mean?

‘Dig’ means ‘Like’

The term ‘Dig’ is popular among the cool crowd and is often used to express ‘like’ or ‘understand’. The origin of this slang is not completely clear but it is known to have come from AAVE (African American Vernacular English).

There are theories about the origin of ‘Dig’ in this context. Some people believe it might have come from a non-English language, such as Wolof or Irish. Then there are others who suggest that this meaning of ‘Dig’ is just an extension of its original English meaning, which is ‘to excavate’.

No matter where it came from, ‘Dig’ in this sense seems like it’s here to stay. The term is commonly used in sentences like “You dig?”, which means “Do you understand?”. Or in sentences like “I really dig that”, which translates to “I really like that”.

Example for using ‘Dig’ in a conversation

Hey, did you watch the new episode of that show? It was so good! πŸ“Ί

Yeah, I watched it! I really dig it! πŸ˜„

Awesome! I knew you’d like it. It’s my favorite! πŸ‘

Totally! I dig it even more than the last season. Can’t wait for the next one! πŸ™Œ