Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lazy; slothful.
  • noun An idle, lazy fellow; a lubber.
  • To be idle, indolent, or unemployed; lie or loll about lazily.

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

  • adjective obsolete Lazy; slothful.
  • noun obsolete A lazy fellow; a lubber.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To be idle or unemployed.

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

  • adjective lazy or slothful
  • noun a lazy or slothful person
  • verb obsolete To be idle or unemployed.

Etymologies

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From Middle English *lusk, from Old Norse lǫskr ("weak, idle"), from Proto-Germanic *laskwaz, *latskwaz (“sluggish, dull, lazy”), from Proto-Indo-European *lēid- (“to let, subside”). Cognate with Middle Dutch lasch ("flabby, loose"), Middle Low German lasch, las ("tired, dull"). See lash.

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  • Some oxen are known for their musk

    And narwhals are typed by the tusk.

    The sloth is a creature

    Whose defining feature

    Is being quite perfectly lusk.

    June 11, 2016