- (intransitive, slang, video games) To quit an online video game in anger.
2009 November 28, rms, “What have you been playing... IN NOVEMBER 2009?”, in comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action, Usenet, message-ID <email@example.com>:
- Having had my share of ragequitting teammates and unfinished campaigns -- I still haven't completed a L4D2 campaign on Expert -- I'll take a positive outlook and say that the complaints about difficulty amount to a longer and taller learning curve, that will give this game a longer lifespan than the first.
- (intransitive, slang, by extension) To quit (something) in anger.
slang: quit a video game in anger
ragequit (plural ragequits)
- (slang, video games) The act of quitting an online video game in anger.
2012 January 1, Aldis Hodge and Timothy Hutton as Alec Hardison and Nate Ford, “The Gold Job”, in Leverage (Television), season 4, episode 16:
- Hardison: I don't know what happened. I had 'em and then I just—
- Nate: Didn't anticipate the ragequit.
- Hardison: You know gamer terminology?
- Nate: I know the key to a good game is balancing boredom and frustration. Now the game — the puzzle's too easy, then the mark — the player — gets bored and walks away. The puzzle's too hard, then the player gets frustrated, and quits in a rage: ragequit.