Apparently at that time these men had nothing to do but drink and lounge around the tavern.
Don't work hard, just lounge around, for this is your vacation, you know.
Afterwards they lounge around for a short period, when again the bugle blows "Quarters."
Then the troop was allowed half an hour to lounge around, ere once more embarking for the afternoon row.
How long would he be obliged to lounge around by himself waiting for Ida Mayberry to return!
So heartily did all eat that they were too lazy to do anything but lounge around after dinner.
He was a great hand to go to town every day and lounge around wid his cronies.
Well, we went into reserves and for a couple of days we did nothing but lounge around.
"to loll idly," c.1500, Scottish, of uncertain origin, perhaps [Barnhart] from French s'allonger (paresseusement) "to lounge about, lie at full length," from Old French alongier "lengthen," from Latin longus "long" (see long (adj.)). Another etymology traces it through obsolete lungis (n.) "slow, lazy person" (c.1560), from Middle French longis, a generic application of Longinus, supposed to be the name of the centurion who pierced Christ's side with a spear in John xix:34. Popular etymology associated the name directly with long (adj.). Related: Lounged; lounging.
"comfortable drawing room," 1881, from lounge (v.); in the sense of "couch on which one can lie at full length," it is attested from 1830. Lounge lizard is by 1917, perhaps from 1912, a term of contempt, originally in reference to men who hung around in tea rooms to flirt.
loll around: What are you lounging around here for? Get to work! (1940s+)