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What Does Sadge Mean? – Origin And How To Use It

If you have been in a stream recently, be it Twitch or Youtube, you have probably seen people type the word “Sadge” in chat or use the Sadge emote. But what does Sadge mean exactly?

In this article I go over the meaning of “Sadge”, the origin, and how you can use this emote on Twitch and Youtube as a viewer and as a streamer.  

What Does Sadge Mean?

The word “Sadge”, as well as the Sadge emote, both convey a sense of disappointment or sadness. The Sadge emote is often used sarcastically in a stream and it typically does not mean the viewer is actually sad. For example, if a streamer will not be streaming all week, viewers may spam this emote.

Sadge Emote

The Sadge emote continues to be most popular and most used on Twitch, but it is beginning to be used on other platforms as well such as Youtube and Discord.

Sadge Origin?

The Sadge emote is a flattened version of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon created by Matt Furie in 2005. The Sadge emote was originally uploaded to BTTV on January 3rd, 2020 by Redshell and then later to FFZ on January 9th, 2020 by vicneeel.

Although the emote is based on Pepe the Frog, the real idea for the emote itself came from the monkaS emote. The monkaS emote was originally used on 4chan in 2011, but did not gain major popularity until February 2017 when it was uploaded to popular Twitch streamer Forsen’s Reddit page.

From there the emote exploded and became one of the most popular emotes on Twitch. It is currently used on over 600,000 Twitch channels and is a favorite amongst Twitch viewers.

Not to mention the fact that the monkaS emote has inspired the creation of dozens, if not hundreds of other Pepe the Frog type emotes such as Pepega, monkaHmm, and monkaH.

Sadge is just another emote that was originally inspired by the monkaS emote. The Sadge emote is currently being used on close to 200,000 Twitch channels.

How To Use The Sadge Emote In Twitch Chat?

  1. Add the FFZ or the BTTV Google extensions to your Twitch account.
  2. Make sure the streamer has the Sadge emote enabled on their channel.
  3. Type “Sadge” in the streamer’s Twitch chat (without the quotation marks) and send the message.
  4. The Sadge emote will now appear in the stream’s chat. 

Make sure you type Sadge exactly as it appears with the correct spelling and capitalization. If you don’t, it won’t work. Also, a streamer must have the emote enabled on either BTTV or FFZ in order for it to work. 

Another cool thing is that if you are on PC, you can just click the little emoji button and select which emote you want to send in Twitch chat.

Twitch Emote Button

If you need more help I wrote an entire article about adding BTTV emotes to your Twitch account and adding FFZ to your Twitch account. These guides are helpful for both streamers and viewers.  

How To Use The Sadge Emote On Youtube?

  1. Add the BTTV Google extension to your Youtube account.
  2. Make sure the streamer has the Sadge emote enabled on their channel.
  3. Type “Sadge” in the streamer’s chat (without the quotation marks) and send the message.
  4. The Sadge emote will now appear in the stream’s chat. 

If you need more help I wrote an entire article about adding BTTV emotes to your Youtube account. This guide will help regardless if you are a streamer or a viewer. 

Unfortunately, FFZ and Youtube Gaming are not currently compatible and so you will only be able to use this emote on Youtube with the BTTV extension.

When To Use The Sadge Emote?

The Sadge emote is best used when the viewer of a stream feels sad, disappointed, or let down. For example, if a viewer missed out on a giveaway done by the streamer they may send a Sadge emote in chat. However, most of the time the emote is used sarcastically.

Why Is The Sadge Emote Not Appearing In Chat?

Here are common reasons why the Sadge emote may not be appearing in chat:

  1. The viewer trying to use the emote does not have the BTTV or FFZ extension.
  2. The streamer does not have the BTTV or FFZ extension.
  3. The streamer does not have the Sadge emote enabled on their channel.
  4. The viewer is trying to use the emote on mobile.
  5. The person did not type “Sadge” correctly.
  6. Twitch or Youtube banned the emote.

The reasons listed above are the most common reasons why the Sadge emote won’t work in chat. 

If you feel like you have checked off everything listed above, and the Sadge emote still won’t work for you, then check out my article here where I go into more detail as to why your emotes may not be working and how to fix it. 

How To Pronounce Sadge?

The correct way to pronounce Sadge is “sad-ge.” Sad, like the word sad, then the ‘g’ is a soft g and so it makes a ‘j’ sound as in the word gel or giant, and lastly the ‘e’ is silent. The ‘-dge’ in Sadge sounds like the ‘-dge’ in the word “fudge”.

What Does Sadge Mean In Text?

In text, the word Sadge or the Sadge emote both mean sad or disappointed. This is the same meaning that it is has on other platforms such as Twitch. In recent years the word “Sadge” has even begun to be said aloud as well, especially on streams.

I have been on several streams and heard the streamer say “Sadge” when something bad happens in stream. It is usually used when something bad happens in their game and not when they are actually sad.

Not to mention the fact that on online platforms such as Twitch, Youtube, and Discord the word Sadge is very well known and the meaning understood by most users.

What Does Sadge Mean In Valorant?

In Valorant, the word Sadge also means sad or disappointed; however, Valorant players will sometimes use the word sadge to refer to one of the characters in the game named Sage. This is done both intentionally and unintentionally.

This mix up of names even led people on the Valorant subreddit to create an emote combining Sadge and Sage.

Both the word sadge, and the sadge emote are both becoming increasingly popular. If you are a streamer then it is a good emote to have available on your stream.

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