lazybones

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lazybones a lazy person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lazybones A lazy person.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lazybones A lazy fellow; an idler.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lazybones (coll.) a lazy person, an idler
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. lasche—O. Fr. lasche (Fr. lâche), slack, weak, base—L. laxus, loose.

Usage

In literature:

What a lazybones yer are, Charlotte.
"Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens
As thou, false knave, didst swear the whelps in heaven licked the sores of Lazybones, a beggar of old.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
Come, lazybones, brace up, and let us have it now.
"Jack and Jill" by Louisa May Alcott
And under her name the lazybones was warming himself.
"What To Do? thoughts evoked by the census of Moscow" by Count Lyof N. Tolstoi
More Advice to "Lazybones" 92.
"The Life of Sir Richard Burton" by Thomas Wright
I know your bark, you, Harpy, and you, Lazybones, and you, Cloud and London!
"The Right of Way, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Make him walk, young lazybones!
"Aesop's Fables" by Aesop
But you're a lazybones, you know.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
Do you want me to carry you, lazybones?
"Spontaneous Activity in Education" by Maria Montessori
I'm not going to be a lazybones.
"The Innocents" by Sinclair Lewis
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In news:

What to do when a team member is a lazybones and success is at stake.
Be productive when working with your office's Lazybones.
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