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sluggard

[ sluhg-erd ]
/ ˈslʌg ərd /
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noun

a person who is habitually inactive or lazy.

adjective

lazy; sluggardly.

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Origin of sluggard

First recorded in 1350–1400, sluggard is from the Middle English word slogarde.See slug1, -ard
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British Dictionary definitions for sluggard

sluggard
/ (ˈslʌɡəd) /

noun

a person who is habitually indolent

adjective

lazy

Derived forms of sluggard

sluggardly, adjectivesluggardliness, nounsluggardness, noun

Word Origin for sluggard

C14 slogarde; related to slug 1
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