Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being idle; a habit of idling; idleness.

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  • noun The state or condition of being idle; a habit of idling; idleness.

Etymologies

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From earlier idlehead, from Middle English idelhed ("vanity"), equivalent to idle +‎ -hood. Cognate with Scots ydilheid ("idleness"), Dutch ijdelheid ("vanity"), German Eidelkeit ("vanity, conceit, idleness"). More at idlehead.

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