1. What does gas mean in online gaming?


In gaming, gas means "awesome" or "great." It is most commonly used as part of the phrase "that's gas," to describe a situation in which a gamer sets up a future sick move.

Where does gas come from?

Gas is an offshoot of the terms fire and lit, which are used to describe things that are amazing or exciting. It turns out, both real life and online fires require fuel. "Gas" and "that's gas" describe the moments in which a gamer navigates toward a future lit move - either by playing skillfully or lucking into an advantageous situation.

How is gas used?

You can say "gas" or "that's gas" any time a gamer sets up or lucks into a dope move. For example, while watching Magic: The Gathering (MTG) on Twitch, you can say "that's gas" in Twitch chat when a player topdecks the exact card they need.


Welp, that's a solid move
Yup, that's gas

An appropriate time to enter "GAS" in chat

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Updated March 25, 2021
2. What does Gas stand for?

Gear Acquisition Syndrome

GAS is when you can't stop collecting gear, such as musical instruments or other tech. Musicians often suffer from GAS, believing that the more equipment they acquire, the better they will play.

Men typically suffer from GAS, although women can too. Conversely, women often suffer from CAS (men can, too, of course).

You will usually see people use GAS jokingly in various places, including texts, online messages, and web forums. For example, a gf may text her friend that she's going broke buying stuff for her bf because of his GAS.


Guys who have succumbed to GAS often frequent Best Buy
Yeah, many have opened a credit card there

When you find some new gear

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Updated September 6, 2022
3. What does GAS stand for in messages?

Greetings and salutations

If someone is greeting you in a message, they may send "GAS," which stands for "greetings and salutations." You may see it in a text or message online.

For example, a slang-savvy netizen may send you an online message, "GAS! I hope you're doing well." Or, a friend may text you, "Thanks for joining our group chat. GAS!"

Remember that GAS is obscure since most people don't like to be greeted by GAS. Other options include HT, sup, HWU, and WU.


GAS, how is everybody today?
I'm great!
I'm feeling sick. :-(

GAS, Floyd!

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Updated February 24, 2023

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