[ leyz ]
/ leɪz /

verb (used without object), lazed, laz·ing.

to idle or lounge lazily (often followed by around): I was too tired to do anything but laze around this weekend.

verb (used with object), lazed, laz·ing.

to pass (time, life, etc.) lazily (usually followed by away).


a period of ease or indolence: a quiet laze in the hammock.

Origin of laze

First recorded in 1585–95; back formation from lazy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for laze

/ (leɪz) /


(intr) to be indolent or lazy
(tr often foll by away) to spend (time) in indolence


the act or an instance of idling

Word Origin for laze

C16: back formation from lazy
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