Definition of lazybones in English:



  • A lazy person (often as a form of address)

    ‘‘Come for a healthy walk then, lazybones.’’
    • ‘‘Get up, lazybones.’’
    • ‘Though small, they can do wonders because frantically attacking these pests will keep the lazybones on their toes.’
    • ‘He's been called, variously, a showboat, a stud, a lazybones, a workhorse, a whiner, a powerhouse, an overachiever, an underachiever, you name it.’
    • ‘Harold had been getting up at 5:30 every day for years; retirement wouldn't be enough to make a lazybones of him.’
    • ‘With Santa ready to venture down many a chimney, this is an ideal gift for lazybones who aren't keen on the concept of venturing out of bed, for this makes the gruesome task just that little bit easier.’
    idler, loafer, layabout, lounger, good-for-nothing, do-nothing, shirker, sluggard, slug, laggard, slugabed
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