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

  • Informal A lazy person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who is lazy; one who is inactive and without ambition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lazy person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lazy fellow; an idler.

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

  • n. a lazy person


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    - Francis Grose, 'The Vulgar Tongue'.

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  • If I remember correctly I first heard this word used by my maternal Grandmother.

    November 14, 2007