sluggard

[ sluhg-erd ]
/ ˈslʌg ərd /

noun

a person who is habitually inactive or lazy.

adjective

lazy; sluggardly.

Nearby words

  1. sluff,
  2. slug,
  3. slug-a-bed,
  4. slugabed,
  5. slugfest,
  6. sluggardly,
  7. slugger,
  8. slugging average,
  9. sluggish,
  10. sluggishly

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 Formssluggardly, adjectivesluggardliness, nounsluggardness, noun

Word Origin for sluggard

C14 slogarde; related to slug 1

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Word Origin and History for sluggard

sluggard

n.
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