plural -es
: a dull lazy fellow : lout

Word History


Middle French longis slow-moving person, tall awkward person (influenced in meaning by Middle French long, from Latin longus), from Late Latin Longinus, Roman soldier who according to an apocryphal gospel (Gospel of Nicodemus 7:8) pierced Christ's side with a spear during the crucifixion

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“Lungis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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