from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A lazy or idle person; a loafer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A person who does no work.

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  • noun A lazy person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun person who does no work


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  • I'm crying out for my mum

    If the malady don't go away we're in a little trouble

    With the boss of the company

    I'm a singer, a swinger

    I'm a layabout but laying on

    The dock in the lazy sun

    Will never quite relegate me to a bum

    (The blues are still blue, by Belle and Sebastian)

    August 17, 2008