lo·​tus-eat·​er ˈlō-təs-ˌē-tər How to pronounce lotus-eater (audio)
: any of a people in Homer's Odyssey subsisting on the lotus and living in the dreamy indolence it induces
: an indolent person

Word History

First Known Use

1670, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lotus-eater was in 1670

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“Lotus-eater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lotus-eater. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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