Definition of layabout in English:

Share this entry

layabout

Pronunciation: /ˈlāəˌbout/

noun

derogatory
A person who habitually does little or no work.
Example sentences
  • ‘I wasn't looked upon as being a layabout or a waster,’ he said.
  • No, fancy stuff like that was for the layabouts, the good-for-nothings, the dreamers, those who didn't have a clue as to what was what.
  • Young men who are often described as layabouts, louts, thugs, animals and leeches were well represented among them.
Synonyms

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: lay·a·bout

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.