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 lazy
Cereal brings back memories of lazy mornings and easy extravagance, a time when worries were few and comfort was plenty.
High Rents Are Killing the Restaurant Capital By Will Doig Exorbitant rents, the rise of Brooklyn, lazy millennials.7 Must-Read Stories about Tim Cook, Amelia Earheart and Slut-o-Ween: The Best of The Beast|William Boot|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A lazy off-season afternoon in Palmer's house is like being trapped in a Rube Goldberg cartoon.
And this time, the guy who ‘eats too much, is lazy, and loves to play music’ is taking his fight to the machines.I'm Not Country or Pop. I'm Just Pure Garth Brooks.|David Masciotra|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You lethargic, unfocused, unstable, lazy, hazy, crazy time of year.
"It is in my mind that you have been a lazy cub," the warrior pronounced deliberate sentence, as he set down his goblet.The Ward of King Canute|Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
"A lazy man always hez the most trouble," said Shif'less Sol in a whisper to the others.The Riflemen of the Ohio|Joseph A. Altsheler
The lower class were idle and lazy, and willing to serve any sovereign who appealed to them by ostentation.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The word has also come to mean people who are too indolent and lazy to stand up or sit up, but sprawl out anywhere.Jukes-Edwards|A. E. Winship
But why does not my lazy girl bring the wood I sent her for, it will soon be too dark for her to find her way?The Orange Fairy Book|Various
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.