adjective, la·zi·er, la·zi·est.
verb (used without object), la·zied, la·zy·ing.
Origin of lazy
Synonyms for lazy
Antonyms for lazy
Related Words for laziedprocrastinate, mosey, saunter, laze, loiter, trifle, loaf, tarry, amble, lag, dilly-dally, idle, stay, lounge, drag, poke, dally, toddle, loll, stroll
Examples from the Web for lazied
Historical Examples of lazied
Then when we had got pretty well stuffed, we laid off and lazied.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Then we lazied an hour or two in her smashed cabin, getting a hot sniping on our return.The Secrets of a Kuttite
Edward O. Mousley
McKenzie lazied the evening away stretched out on a cabin locker listening to the yarns of his ship-mates.The Viking Blood
Frederick William Wallace
adjective lazier or laziest
Word Origin for lazy
1540s, laysy, of unknown origin. Replaced native slack, slothful, and idle as the main word expressing the notion of "averse to work." In 19c. thought to be from lay (v.) as tipsy from tip. Skeat is responsible for the prevailing modern view that it probably comes from Low German, cf. Middle Low German laisch "weak, feeble, tired," modern Low German läösig, early modern Dutch leuzig, all of which may go back to the PIE root *(s)leg- "slack." According to Weekley, the -z- sound disqualifies a connection with French lassé "tired" or German lassig "lazy, weary, tired." A supposed dialectal meaning "naught, bad," if it is the original sense, may tie the word to Old Norse lasenn "dilapidated," lasmøyrr "decrepit, fragile," root of Icelandic las-furða "ailing," las-leiki "ailment." Lazy Susan is from 1917.