laid-back

adjective \ ˈlād-ˈbak , ˌlād- \

Definition of laid-back

: having a relaxed style or character
  • laid-back music

laid-backness

play \ˈlād-ˈbak-nəs, ˌlād-\ noun

First Known Use of laid-back

1969

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Definition of laid-back for English Language Learners

  • : relaxed and calm



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