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noun lay·about \ˈlā-ə-ˌbau̇t\

Simple Definition of layabout

  • : a lazy person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of layabout

  1. :  a lazy shiftless person :  idler

Examples of layabout in a sentence

  1. <she regretted ever asking that layabout to be her roommate, as he created the mess of two people and refused to help with anything>



1932

First Known Use of layabout

1932


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