What Does LACKIN Mean?

LACKIN means "Unarmed" and "Not Paying Attention." It is a misspelling of the word "lacking" (as in, "to be without").

Here is more information about each of these definitions of LACKIN, with examples of use.


LACKIN is used throughout the US, especially in the African-American community, to mean "Unarmed." It is a way of saying that someone is not carrying a firearm. For example:
  • Toni: You carrying?
  • Jo: Nope. I'm LACKIN.

Not Paying Attention

LACKIN is also used to mean that someone is not paying attention. For example:
  • My doctor just told me I'm severely LACKIN awareness. That came out of nowhere.

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"Unarmed" is the most common definition for LACKIN on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Word (Slang)
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Not Paying Attention" is another common definition for LACKIN.
Definition:Not Paying Attention
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Example of LACKIN Used in a Text


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