Weary Willie

noun

Definition of Weary Willie

: one who avoids or dislikes work a general truancy by the Weary Willies, leaving the work-gluttons to do their share and do it betterManchester Guardian Weekly specifically : tramp the railroad had helped to create the Weary Willie — S. H. Holbrook

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weary entry 1 + Willie, nickname for William

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“Weary Willie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Weary%20Willie. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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