- to idle or lounge lazily (often followed by around): I was too tired to do anything but laze around this weekend.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for lazing
If they felt like lazing, (as Pedro put it), they would laze.Unexplored!
"Still more perfect in here, lazing with Mummy," said graceless Roy.Far to Seek
I cannot say that either my brothers or I were ever much given to lazing in bed of a morning in Scotland itself.Our Home in the Silver West
Then the fisherman gets under the shadow of a gum-tree and enjoys a quiet life, reading or just lazing.Peeps At Many Lands: Australia
Lazing around in the waters of Plasmoid Creek for an hour or so every morning had turned out to be a helpful part of the process.Legacy
James H Schmitz
- (intr) to be indolent or lazy
- (tr often foll by away) to spend (time) in indolence
- the act or an instance of idling
C16: back formation from lazy
Word Origin and History for lazing
1590s, back-formation from lazy. Related: Lazed; lazing.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper