[ loun-jing ]
/ ˈlaʊn dʒɪŋ /


(of a garment) worn for leisure, as at home: lounging robe; lounging jacket.
lacking energy or vigor; relaxed.

Origin of lounging

First recorded in 1665–75; lounge + -ing2

Related forms

loung·ing·ly, adverbun·loung·ing, adjective

Definition for lounging (2 of 2)


[ lounj ]
/ laʊndʒ /

verb (used without object), lounged, loung·ing.

verb (used with object), lounged, loung·ing.

to pass (time) in lounging (usually followed by away or out): to lounge away the afternoon.


Origin of lounge

First recorded in 1500–10; origin uncertain

Related forms

loung·y, adjective

Can be confused

long longe lounge lunge
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British Dictionary definitions for lounging


/ (laʊndʒ) /


(intr; often foll by about or around) to sit, lie, walk, or stand in a relaxed manner
to pass (time) lazily or idly


Word Origin for lounge

C16: origin unknown
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