American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A lazy or idle person; a loafer.
- n. A lazy person.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A person who does no work.
- n. person who does no work
“If I lose my work, I don't want to be called a layabout.”
“Prep school headmaster and wife murdered by 'layabout' son after row over hangover”
“A "layabout" son has been jailed indefinitely for public protection for the manslaughter of his retired teacher parents.”
“The next time you hear someone talking about some "layabout" who is fraudulently collecting workers compensation, share these”
“Richard VineThe third one-off special in this prequel series to Only Fools And Horses sees the Trotters still stuck in 1961, with Joan holding the family together as layabout husband and Grandad look on, while carrying on an affair with Rodney's dad Freddie, under the pretext of working as his charlady.”
“I will be thought the worse layabout in the world if I am not about my queenly business soon.”
“Her son is a layabout who keeps getting his wife pregnant, can't or won't bother to find a job and sits around watching TV waiting for his mother to show up with groceries and some spare cash.”
“The image of the ex-ballplayer is of the fat, happy layabout who revels in telling tales of his glory days, and not-so-secretly wishes he was still back on the field.”
“Neither Bernstein or anyone else should ask too many questions about how he made the family's fortune, when he was putting food on the table for hungry children and finding jobs for layabout cousins.”
“Am I the only lazy-assed layabout out here in momosphere-land?”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘layabout’.
A list of compound derogatory names such as gapeseed, muckworm and lickspittle. Your one-word contributions to this list are welcome.
See sionnach's list derogatory terms I should use ...
An extensive list I have been working on for quite some time. Feel free to add more of the kind if you miss any.
Words and phrases from Jonathan Stroud's The Amulet of Samarkand.
Things I want to remember for later.
Ways to esquivaliate.
Looking for tweets for layabout.