layabout

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noun lay·about \ˈlā-ə-ˌbau̇t\

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


LAYABOUT Defined for English Language Learners

layabout

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noun lay·about \ˈlā-ə-ˌbau̇t\

Definition of layabout for English Language Learners

  • : a lazy person



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