Simple Definition of layabout
: a lazy person
Full Definition of layabout
: a lazy shiftless person : idler
Examples of layabout
<she regretted ever asking that layabout to be her roommate, as he created the mess of two people and refused to help with anything>
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Rhymes with layabout
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