Definition of lazy
- The lazy child tried to avoid household chores.
- a lazy summer day
- a lazy river
- lazy E livestock brand
- lazy scholarship
a lazy child who avoided household chores
I should have done more work this weekend, but I was feeling lazy.
a hawk flying in lazy circles
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First Known Use: 1549See Words from the same year
a good afternoon to spend lazying on the back porch
: not liking to work hard or to be active
: not having much activity : causing people to feel that they do not want to be active
: moving slowly
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