Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To be idle; loaf.
  • intransitive verb To spend (time) loafing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To act, move, or rest idly or lazily; be lazy.
  • To waste in sloth; spend in idleness: generally with away: as, to laze away one's life: sometimes used reflexively.
  • noun Laziness; inaction.

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

  • intransitive verb colloq. To be lazy or idle.
  • transitive verb colloq. To waste in sloth; to spend, as time, in idleness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Laziness.
  • noun An instance of lazing.
  • verb To be lazy, waste time.
  • noun Acidic steam created when super-hot lava contacts salt water.

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

  • verb be idle; exist in a changeless situation

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Back-formation from lazy.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Back-formation from lazy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Blend of lava and haze

Examples

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  • 'Laze -- a mashup of "lava" and "haze" -- is a nasty product formed when hot lava hits the ocean, sending hydrochloric acid and volcanic glass particles into the air'

    - Spotted on CNN https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/20/us/hawaii-kilauea-volcano-lava-flow/index.html

    May 20, 2018

  • To be fair there are some definitions above that pretty much describe the formation of this type of portmanteau.

    May 21, 2018

  • Wiktionary seems to have a 'Neutral Point of View' theme which neutralizes half of the meaning of a word and blandifies it to something a committee agrees on.

    Quick books search shows this goes back to 1990.

    May 21, 2018