Definition of lag noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//læɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//læɡ//
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= time lag see also jet lag, old lag Word Originnoun early 16th cent. (as a noun in the sense ‘hindmost person in a game, race, etc.’, also ‘dregs’): related to the dialect adjective lag (perhaps from a fanciful distortion of last, or of Scandinavian origin: compare with Norwegian dialect lagga ‘go slowly’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lag

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