sluggard [slug′ərd]
[ME slogarde < sluggen, to be lazy, go slowly, prob. < Scand, as in Swed dial. slogga, to be slow: see SLUG1 & -ARD]
a habitually lazy or idle person
lazy or idle: also sluggardly

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  • Sluggard — Slug gard, n. [Slug + ard.] A person habitually lazy, idle, and inactive; a drone. [1913 Webster] Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Prov. vi. 6. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sluggard — late 14c. (implied in sluggardly), from M.E. sluggi sluggish, indolent, probably from a Scandinavian word, Cf. dialectal Norw. and Swed. slugga be sluggish, dialectal Norw. sluggje heavy, slow person. Tis the voice of a sluggard I heard him… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sluggard — Slug gard, a. Sluggish; lazy. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sluggard — ► NOUN ▪ a lazy, sluggish person. DERIVATIVES sluggardly adjective. ORIGIN from rare or obsolete slug «be lazy or slow» …   English terms dictionary

  • Sluggard waker — A sluggard waker was an 18th century job appointed to a parishioner (usually the parish clerk), in British churches [ [ eng/peter hampson ditchfield/the parish clerk 1907 363/page 8 the parish clerk 1907 363.shtml …   Wikipedia

  • sluggard — I. noun Etymology: Middle English sluggart Date: 14th century a habitually lazy person II. adjective Date: 1557 sluggardly • sluggardness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sluggard — /slug euhrd/, n. 1. a person who is habitually inactive or lazy. adj. 2. lazy; sluggardly. [1350 1400; ME slogarde. See SLUG1, ARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • sluggard — noun a) A person who is lazy, stupid, or idle by habit. b) A person slow to begin necessary work, a slothful person. See Also: lug, slug, sluggish …   Wiktionary

  • sluggard — Synonyms and related words: bum, clock watcher, dallier, dawdle, dawdler, diddler, dillydallier, do nothing, dolittle, doodler, drone, faineant, foot dragger, gentleman of leisure, goldbrick, goldbricker, goof off, idler, laggard, lazybones, lie… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sluggard — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I noun A self indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity: bum1, drone1, faineant, good for nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, ne er do well, no good, slugabed, wastrel. Informal: do little, do… …   English dictionary for students

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