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 lazying
Creagh sprang to his feet from the chair in which he had been lazying.A Daughter of Raasay|William MacLeod Raine
So we would put in the day, lazying around, listening to the stillness.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
And see what I've made thee while thou'st been lazying in bed—a real English ship of war.Harding's luck|E. [Edith] Nesbit
His head felt heavy and kind of funny, but he didn't think that lazying around on the pier would be harmful.A Son of the City|Herman Gastrell Seely
And lazying thus in the sunshine, I cast my mind over many things, but particularly I thought of Hugh.A Tatter of Scarlet|S. R. Crockett
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.