What Does LAG Mean?

LAG means "Slow Response (Gaming Term)" and "Fall Behind."

Slow Response

The term LAG is widely used in gaming and computing circles to refer to an unacceptably slow response to inputs. LAG is often caused by a lack of processing power or by network congestion and results in actions taking too long (e.g., firing or moving in gaming, or manipulating a document in office tasks), often making it impossible to complete the game or task.

When LAG is caused by network congestion, it may be best addressed by taking a break from the game or task.

Fall Behind

LAG is also a slang term used widely with the meaning "Fall Behind."

Summary of Key Points

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

Second Definition for LAG

This meaning was also noted:
Definition:To Fall Behind
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of LAG in Sentences

Here's an example of LAG being used in conversation:
  • Jack: Why didn't you get out the way? Jeepers, it was like that missile had a second-class stamp on it!
  • Toby: Gutted. I'm experiencing bad LAG at the moment. I'm going to take the opportunity to walk the dog. BRB (Be Right Back).

Example of LAG Used in a Text


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