adjective, la·zi·er, la·zi·est.
verb (used without object), la·zied, la·zy·ing.
- lazy bed,
- lazy daisy stitch,
- lazy eye,
- lazy guy,
- lazy susan
Origin of lazy
Examples from the Web for laziest
By pandering for the laziest voters Colorado actually compounds the problem.
With that in mind, to what extent should we consider it a success to remove the laziest followers from the network?
Her voice seems to take over most neutral hearts and make the laziest bodies move.Meet Ruslana Lyzhychko, the Soul of Ukraine’s Revolution|Anna Nemtsova|December 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Of course, Richard remains one of the best—and laziest—writers I've ever met.Richard Hell Was the First Person to Shoot Up Heroin in Front of Me|Legs McNeil|March 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
English people are the greatest scribblers by post in the world, whilst our wiser French neighbours appear to be the laziest.East of Paris|Matilda Betham-Edwards
The laziest man in the whole district, declared the storekeeper.First at the North Pole|Edward Stratemeyer
The boy, if I do say it now, is the smartest fellow in all the country round—and the laziest.In The Boyhood of Lincoln|Hezekiah Butterworth
This town has got the laziest set of men, outside of their own affairs, that I ever heard of.The Morning Glory Club|George A. Kyle
I know this small organ well—an old friend on dreary mornings, putting the laziest riser in a good humor for the day.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
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.