British, disapproving
: not willing to work : lazy
work-shy layabouts

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Recent Examples on the Web Disillusion with work—or as some may see it, a work-shy tendency—isn’t a fair stereotype to brand across all young talent, the founders feel. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 23 Mar. 2024

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“Work-shy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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