for lack of

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of for lack of

: not having (the thing specified)
  • They called it a comet, for lack of a better term/word.
  • For lack of anything better to do, we went to the park.

Word by Word Definitions

lack play
  1. : to be deficient or missing

  2. : to be short or have need of something

  3. : to stand in need of : suffer from the absence or deficiency of

  1. : the fact or state of being wanting or deficient

  2. : something that is lacking or is needed


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