Definitions For Slack


  • A cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely
  • The quality of being loose (not taut)
  • A soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
  • A stretch of water without current or movement
  • A noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
  • Dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve


  • Cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water
  • Become less in amount or intensity
  • Make less active or intense
  • Become slow or slower
  • Make less active or fast
  • Release tension on
  • Be inattentive to, or neglect
  • Avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
  • To give little or no effort or attention to work


  • Lacking in rigor or strictness
  • Flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide
  • Not tense or taut

Is Slack a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Slack is worth 11 points in Scrabble and 13 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Slack in a Sentence

  • His broken arm hung slack at his side.
  • The rope suddenly went slack.
  • He accused the government of slack supervision of nuclear technology.
  • They need to stop slacking and get down to work.
  • The skipper ordered the crew to slack off the sheets on the mainsail

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