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laggard

[ lag-erd ]
/ ˈlæg ərd /
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Definition of laggard

noun
a person or thing that lags; lingerer; loiterer.
adjective
moving, developing, or responding slowly; sluggish; dilatory; backward.
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Origin of laggard

First recorded in 1695–1705; lag1 + -ard

OTHER WORDS FROM laggard

lag·gard·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for laggard

laggard
/ (ˈlæɡəd) /

noun
a person who lags behind
a dawdler or straggler
adjective
rare sluggish, slow, or dawdling

Derived forms of laggard

laggardly, adverblaggardness, noun
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