la·​zy·​bones ˈlā-zē-ˌbōnz How to pronounce lazybones (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: a lazy person

Word History

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lazybones was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Lazybones.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


la·​zy·​bones -ˌbōnz How to pronounce lazybones (audio)
: a lazy person
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