One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A lazy person (often as a form of address)‘“Come for a healthy walk then, lazybones.”’
idler, loafer, layabout, lounger, good-for-nothing, do-nothing, shirker, sluggard, slug, laggard, slugabedView synonyms
- ‘‘Get up, lazybones.’’
- ‘Harold had been getting up at 5:30 every day for years; retirement wouldn't be enough to make a lazybones of him.’
- ‘He's been called, variously, a showboat, a stud, a lazybones, a workhorse, a whiner, a powerhouse, an overachiever, an underachiever, you name it.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Though small, they can do wonders because frantically attacking these pests will keep the lazybones on their toes.’
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