laze

[leyz]
verb (used without object), lazed, laz·ing.
  1. 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.
  1. to pass (time, life, etc.) lazily (usually followed by away).
noun
  1. a period of ease or indolence: a quiet laze in the hammock.

Origin of laze

First recorded in 1585–95; back formation from lazy
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British Dictionary definitions for laze around

laze

verb
  1. (intr) to be indolent or lazy
  2. (tr often foll by away) to spend (time) in indolence
noun
  1. the act or an instance of idling

Word Origin for laze

C16: back formation from lazy
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Word Origin and History for laze around

laze

v.

1590s, back-formation from lazy. Related: Lazed; lazing.

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