Definition of work-shy in English:

work-shy

Syllabification: work-shy

adjective

  • (Of a person) lazy and disinclined to work.
    More example sentences
    • I am not work-shy and donate some of my time to charity on a voluntary basis.
    • ‘Many people tend to think of them as alcoholics, as work-shy individuals,’ Bogans said.
    • If someone has successfully completed an epic, exhausting, hazardous journey to get here, why assume that they will become lazy, work-shy good-for-nothings when they arrive?

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