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Definition of "layabout" []

  • A lazy or idle person; a loafer. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "layabout" in a sentence
  • "If I lose my work, I don't want to be called a layabout."
  • "A "layabout" son has been jailed indefinitely for public protection for the manslaughter of his retired teacher parents."
  • "Prep school headmaster and wife murdered by 'layabout' son after row over hangover"