LAW – adjectives
– JURAL relating to law or its administration; legal …1635
– JURIDIC pert. to law; legal …1553
– JURIDICAL connected with the administration of law or judicial proceedings; legal …1502
– JURIDICIAL † relating to the legality of an action; connected with the administration of law or judicial proceedings …1532
– JURISPRUDENT having knowledge of the principles of law …1737
– JURISPRUDENTIAL pert. to the knowledge of law …1775
– JURISTIC belonging to a jurist; pert. to the subject or study of law; legal; created by law …1831
– JURISTICAL belonging to a jurist; pert. to the subject or study of law; legal; created by law …1854
– LAW-BRED trained in legal studies …1836
– LAWED † provided with laws …1639
– LAWFUL † observant of law or duty; law-abiding, faithful, loyal …c1375
– LAWISH † pert. to the law …1560
– LAW-PRUDENT † marked by legal learning …1645
– LAW-PUDDERING † pothering about the law …1645
– LEGIFEROUS † making or giving laws …1656
– LEGIFIC pert. to the making of laws …1865
– LEGISLATORY † pert. to legislation …a1639
– LEGULEIAN pert. to petty questions of law or to law language; pettifogging …1677
– LEGULEIOUS pert. to petty questions of law or to law language; pettifogging …1660
– MAKE-LAW † law-giving …1582
– NEONOMIAN pert. to the assertion of a new law …1693
– RUMPANT † breaking the law, offending …1621
law – adverbs
– JURALLY with reference to law, or to rights and obligations …1874
– JURIDICALLY with reference to the administration of law; in the view of the law; with legal authority; legally …1602
– JURISTICALLY in relation to law; from a legal point of view …1878
law – nouns
– AE † law, esp. the law of nature, or of God; hence, legal custom, rite, marriage …c975
– AMBULANCE-CHASING of a lawyer, specializing in representing the victims of street and other accidents; also used of journalists in the context of pursuing stories …1940s sl.
– BRABBLE † a frivolous or paltry action at law …1598
– CHIMBLEY CORNER LAW self-made law …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– GRIMGRIBBER legal jargon; learned gibberish …L18
– JURE † the science of law; jurisprudence …1496 chiefly Sc. usage
– JURISPRUDENCE knowledge of or skill in law …1628
– JURISTICS the study of law …1837
– LAW-BREACH † a breaking of the law …1014
– ORDINATION † an ordinance, decree, statute, law; a prescribed observance …1526
– PANDECT a complete body of the laws of any country or of any system of law; chiefly plural …1553
– REFRESHER a daily fee given to a barrister after the retainer; spec., when a case is adjourned …1841 sl.
– UNLAW 1. † a law which has no real authority …1775 Sc.
2. † a transgression of the law; an act of injustice; an injury …Bk1905 Sc.
law – person (also see LAWYER)
– ACTOR † a pleader; he who conducts an action at law; the plaintiff or complainant; an advocate in civil cases; a public prosecutor …1413
– BARRACK ROOM LAWYER any amateur, esp. in the services or in prison, who considers himself more expert in the law than any professional and who will offer services, often to their detriment, to his peers …1847 sl.
– BARRISTER a student of the law, who, having been called to the bar, has the privilege of practising as advocate in the superior courts of law; the formal title is ‘barrister-at-law’ …c1545
– BARRISTERESS a woman barrister …1899
– BARTOLIST † a student of Bartolo, an eminent Italian lawyer born 1313; one skilled in the law …1602
– BIG HAT a law enforcement officer; a policeman; a sheriff …1967 Amer. dial.
– BIG STAR a law enforcement officer, a sheriff …1967 Amer. dial.
– BILLY a law enforcement officer; a policeman …1968 Amer. dial.
– BILLY BOY a law enforcement officer; a policeman …1968 Amer. dial.
– BILLY MAN a law enforcement officer; a policeman …1968 Amer. dial.
– BIRD DOG in business law: a person paid to spread fraudulent charges …1978 US sl.
– BUSH-LAWYER a layman who fancies he has a knowledge of law; an argumentative person …1908 Aust. & NZ
– CHIMNEY CORNER LAWYER one who is unlearned in law but professes to advise …1927 Amer. dial.
– GHOST an authority in criminal law who advises other trial lawyers but does not handle criminal cases himself …Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– HEADACHE MAN a male law enforcement agent …Bk2007 US sl.
– JURISCONSULT one learned in law, esp. in civil or international law …1605
– JURISCONSULTOR †* one learned in law, esp. in civil or international law …c1550
– JURISPRUDENT a man learned in the law …1628
– JURISPRUDIST a man learned in the law …1793
– JURIST one versed in the science of law; a legal writer …a1626
– JUSPUBLICIST one w ho has to do with public law or rights …1809
– LAW-KEEPER a guardian of the law; an observer of the law …1894
– LAW-SETTER † a lawgiver …1572
– LAW-WRITER † a legislator …1580
– LAWYERLING a term of contempt for a lawyer; also, a young lawyer, a law student …1862
– LEGALIST one versed in the law; one who views things for a legal standpoint …1829
– LEGICIDE * a destroyer of laws …1689
– LEGIFER † a legislator …1602
– LEGISLATRESS a female legislator …1711
– LEGISLATRIX a female legislator …1677
– LEGIST one versed in the law …1484
– LEGISTER † one versed in the law …1303
– LEGISTERY † one versed in the law …1303
– MOOTMAN † a law student who argues a moot case …1600
– THESMOPHILIST a lover of law …1644 nonce word
– WALLER a term of contempt for one who has casual employment as a law-writer …1904
law – verbs
– BELLY THROUGH THE BRUSH to hide and dodge the law …1968 Amer. cowboy’s usage
– EAT ONE’S TERMS to study for the bar; to be a law student …Brit. colloq.
– FATHER † to carry out a law …1577
– LAW † to establish as a law; to render lawful …a1023
– LAW-BREAK †* to break the law …1382
– LAW IT † to act the lawgiver …1653
– LEGIFY †* to make laws …1658-9
– OBROGATE * to repeal a law by passing a new one …1656
– READ THE SCRIPTURES to lay down the law …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– THROW THE LAW to break the law …1873 Sc.
LAW-ABIDING – adjectives
– UP-AND-DOWN honest, law-abiding, straightforward …M19 sl.
law-abiding – nouns
– STRAIGHT AND NARROW, THE an honest way of life; a course of conventionally moral and law-abiding behaviour …1930 sl.
law-abiding – person
– ACTIVE CITIZEN † a law-abiding person …Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– BABBO a naive, law-abiding citizen …1992 US sl.
– GOODY-GOOD a law-abiding, respectable person …L19 sl.
– GOODY-GOODY a law-abiding, respectable person …L19 sl.
– SQUARE JOHN a decent and law-abiding, if naive, person …1934 US sl.
LAWFUL – adjectives
– LAWLY † lawful …c1200
– LEAL † lawful …c1350
– LEEFUL † permissible, right, lawful; just …c1205
– LEESOME † lawful, permissible, right …a1400 chiefly Sc.
lawful – nouns
– LEGITIMATION † the act of giving a lawful character to something forbidden by law; a dispensation …a1550
LAWFULLY – adverbs
– LAWLY † lawfully …c1200
– LEAL † honestly, lawfully …a1300 obs. exc. Sc.
– LEEFULLY † permissibly, lawfully …c1340
– LEESOMELY † lawfully …1552 chiefly Sc.
– LEGITIMOUSLY †* in a lawful or proper manner …1657
LAWFULNESS – nouns
– LEEFULNESS † lawfulness …c1449
LAWLESS – adjectives
– INEFFRENATE †* lawless, unbridled, uncontrolled, unconstrained …1581
– RANKRINGING † wild, coarse, lawless …1822 Sc.
– UNRULEFUL unruly, lawless …1721 Sc. & Ireland
– WANTON † of actions: lawless, violent; in weaker sense: rude, ill-mannered …a1400-50
lawless – nouns
– DEVIL’S HALF ACRE a part of town notorious for lawless behaviour …1959 Amer. dial.
– PANDEMONIUM a place or gathering of wild lawless violence, confusion, and uproar …1779
lawless – person
– GILLRAVAGER a wild, lawless, or blustering fellow …1818 Sc.
– RAB a lawless, rowdy person …1976 W. Indies & UK Black sl.
LAWN MOWER – nouns
– TYPEWRITER a manual lawn mower …World War I Amer. sl.
LAWSUIT – adjectives
– CAST † condemned; beaten in a lawsuit …1577
lawsuit – nouns
– ACTITATION † debating of lawsuits …1742
– BARRATRY the offence of habitually exciting quarrels, or moving or maintaining lawsuits; vexatious persistence in, or incitement to, litigation …1645
lawsuit – person
– BARRATER, BARRATOR one who vexatiously raises, or incites to litigation; a mover or maintainer of lawsuits; one who from maliciousness, or for the sake of gain, raises discord between neighbours …c1430
– SUIT-BREEDER † a promoter of lawsuits …1691
– SUIT-JOGGER † a promoter of lawsuits …1630
– SUIT-MAKER † one who institutes a suit; a plaintiff …1469
lawsuit – verbs
– TOLY † to dispute, to argue; to contend or plead in a lawsuit …c1440
lawsuit – phrases
– SUE A BEGGAR TO CATCH A LOUSE expresses the uselessness of bringing a lawsuit against a man of straw …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
LAWYER – adjectives
– WAGON-CHASING of a lawyer: unscrupulous, inclined to solicit business from those in trouble with the law …1953 US sl.
lawyer – nouns
– BAR-GOWN a lawyer’s gown; fig. a lawyer …1664
– BARRISTRATION the action of a barrister …1837 nonce word
– LAWYERY lawyers as a class …1716
– SILVER-QUINSEY is when a pleading lawyer, being bribed by the other party, feigns himself sick, or not able to speak …1706
– SILVER SICKNESS is when a pleading lawyer, being bribed by the other party, feigns himself sick, or not able to speak …1548
– SILVER-SQUINCY is when a pleading lawyer, being bribed by the other party, feigns himself sick, or not able to speak …1611
– SLABBERING BIB a neckband as worn by a lawyer or parson …L18 sl.
lawyer – person (includes BARRISTER, SOLICITOR)
– ABOGADO a counsellor at law (Spanish American) …Bk1827
– ACTING DICKY a man acting in the name of an enrolled solicitor …Bk1921 sl.
– ACTORNEY † an attorney …1713 Sc.
– ADVOCATE 1. a barrister …1710 Sc.
2. a solicitor …1721 Sc.
– AGENT in Sc. law: a solicitor …1773 Sc.
– AMBIDEXTER a corrupt lawyer who takes fees from both plaintiff and defendant …17C sl.
– AMBODEXTER a corrupt lawyer who takes fees from both plaintiff and defendant …17C sl.
– AMBULANCE CHASER a crooked lawyer who patrols the streets in search of accidents and their victims as clients; sometimes these lawyers create situations to encourage accidents …1897 sl.
– BAR-GOWN a lawyer’s gown; fig. a lawyer …1664
– BARMAN † a pleader at the bar; a barrister …1657
– BARRISTRESS a woman barrister …1898
– BAXTER STREET LAWYER a New York City lawyer with offices near the courthouse; he usually represents low-level criminals …Bk1992 sl.
– BEAGLE a judge or lawyer …Bk1975 criminals’ sl.
– BEAK a lawyer …Bk1975 Amer. criminals’ sl.
– BIRDS OF PREY lawyers …Bk1890 sl.
– BLACK-BAG a pleader in the law courts …Bk1891 sl.
– BLACK-BOX a lawyer; from the tin boxes where they kept their papers …c1698 UK criminals’ sl.
– BLACK BOY a lawyer …1821 UK criminals’ sl.
– BLACK KNOB † an attorney or any influential person dressed in black …1835 UK criminals’ sl.
– BLACKLEG an unscrupulous criminal lawyer …Bk1945 criminals’ sl.
– BLACK LETTER LAWYER a lawyer versed in early English law …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– BLACK NOB † an attorney or any influential person dressed in black …1850 UK criminals’ sl.
– BLACK SHARK an attorney …1818 UK sl.
– BRIEF an accused person’s solicitor or barrister …1977 Brit. sl.
– BUGGER a lawyer …1965 Amer. dial.
– C.A. a county attorney …1950s US sl.
– COP A PLEA a lawyer …1930s criminal sl.
– DIRT-SCRAPER a lawyer who, in examining witnesses, inquires closely as to all their relations with women, etc., either with a view to making them appear immoral and discreditable, or to afford to the court and spectators the exquisite pleasure of seeing a witness tortured and put to shame …1889 US sl.
– EAGLE-BEAK a lawyer …1968 Amer. dial.
– EAGLE-EYES a lawyer …1968 Amer. dial.
– EDUCATED CROOK a lawyer …1966 Amer. dial.
– FEE CHASER a lawyer …1967 Amer. dial.
– FEE GRABBER a lawyer …1967 Amer. dial.
– FIXER a lawyer …Bk2006 US criminals’ sl.
– GABBER a lawyer …1946 sl.
– GENERAL COUNSEL 1. a lawyer retained by a client to represent the client generally, rather than for a specific transaction or litigation …1849
2. the principal lawyer of a legal department, usually in a corporation or government body …1853
– GENS DE LA ROBE lawyers (French)…1850
– GENS DE ROBE lawyers (French)…1679
– GENTLEMAN OF THE LONG ROBE a lawyer …1677 sl.
– GENTLEMAN TOWARD THE LAW † a lawyer …1592
– GRIMGRIBBER a lawyer …B1900
– HALF A HARD-ON WITH A SUITCASE a female lawyer …Bk1997 mobsters’ usage
– HALLWAY HERO a prosecutor who tells exaggerated tales of his brilliant manoeuvres in the courtroom …Bk1997 lawyers’ sl.
– HANGING DA a prosecutor who has obtained many convictions, esp. in murder crimes subject to the death penalty …Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– HARD-ON WITH A SUITCASE a mob lawyer …Bk1997 mobsters’ usage
– HEDGE-BOTTOM ATTORNEY † an unqualified or a disqualified attorney doing business in the shelter of a proper solicitor’s name …M19 legal usage
– HEDGE-BOTTOM SOLICITOR † an unqualified or a disqualified solicitor doing business in the shelter of a proper solicitor’s name …M19 legal usage
– HIT MAN “an attorney to crack witnesses sympathetic to the defense” …1989 Amer. sl.
– ICTUS a lawyer …Bk1896 legal sl.
– JACKLEG an incompetent, unskilled or unprincipled worker or professional person, esp. a quack doctor, a crooked lawyer, or a hypocritical preacher …1853 US sl.
– JACK-LEG LAWYER a pettifogging lawyer; a shyster …Bk1926 Amer. sl.
– JAW-COVE a lawyer …1859 Amer. thieves’ sl.
– JET a lawyer …1725 sl.
– JUNKYARD DOG an aggressive, ruthless, or tenacious person, esp. a lawyer or government official …1981
– JURIST † one who practices in law; a lawyer; also, a judge …1481
– KAIFA a crooked lawyer …L19 US sl.
– KEIFER a crooked lawyer …L19 US sl.
– KEYSTONE a local prosecutor …1981 US circus and carnival usage
– KHYFER, KIFER, KYFER, KYPHER a crooked lawyer …L19 US sl.
– KIFE a crooked lawyer …L19 US sl.
– LAA MAN a man of law; an attorney …Bk1878 Eng. dial.
– LAND SHARK a person, esp. a lawyer, who preys avariciously upon seamen ashore …1769 nautical usage
– LATITAT a lawyer …1565
– LAWBOOKS a lawyer …1940s sl.
– LAW-DRIVER † one who drives or works at the law; a lawyer …1625
– LAWMAN † a man of law, a lawyer …1535
– LAWYERESS the wife of a lawyer; a female lawyer …1835
– LAWYERLING a term of contempt for a lawyer; also, a young lawyer, a law student …1862
– LEGAL BEAGLE an attorney, esp. one who is notably skilful or zealous …1949 Amer. jocular
– LEGAL EAGLE a lawyer or solicitor, esp. one who is keen and astute …1869
– LEGISTERS † lawyers …c1300
– LEGULEIAN a pettifogger; a contemptuous term of a lawyer …1631
– LIP a lawyer, esp. a criminal lawyer …1929 US sl.
– LONGSHORE LAWYER † an unscrupulous lawyer …1823 Brit. sl.
– LOOPHOLE a lawyer …1967 Amer. dial.
– MANGSMAN a lawyer …1848 Amer. sl.
– MAN OF BUSINESS a lawyer, one who transacts a person’s legal business …1762 Sc.
– MAN OF LAW a lawyer …1340 arch.
– MAN OF THE LONG COAT † a gentleman of the long robe; a lawyer …1579
– MOUSE a barrister; a solicitor …c1888 sl.
– MOUTH a lawyer …Bk1904 US sl.
– MOUTHPIECE a lawyer, esp. one appearing as counsel for the defence in a criminal case …1846 sl., chiefly criminals’ usage
– NEWGATE-SOLICITOR a pettifogging attorney …Bk1902 sl.
– OLD LOOPHOLE a lawyer …1967 Amer. dial.
– ONE-HORSE LAWYER an uncomplimentary name for a lawyer …1965 Amer. dial.
– PHILADELPHIA LAWYER a shrewd and skilled lawyer who is not guided by scruples or ethics …1788 US sl.
– QUITAM a solicitor who takes an informer’s fee for their prosecution of the case …L18 sl.
– RAINMAKER an extremely successful member of a firm, often a lawyer, who commands high fees, and is thus a lucrative asset to their employer …20C US sl.
– RED-MOUTHED LAWYER (derogatory) an uncomplimentary name for a lawyer …1967 Amer. dial.
– REDMOUTH LAWYER (derogatory) an uncomplimentary name for a lawyer …1967 Amer. dial.
– RETURNEY an attorney …Bk1904 Ireland
– SAGER a lawyer …Bk1852 Eng. dial.
– SHARK a lawyer …1806 nautical sl.
– SHICE, SHISE a lawyer, usually a crooked one, or with the implication that any lawyer is innately untrustworthy …M19 sl., orig. US
– SHOEMAKER a poor lawyer; an inept worker or professional …1936 Amer. dial.
– SHYSTER a lawyer, usually an unscrupulous or crooked one, or with the implication that any lawyer is innately untrustworthy …1844 sl., orig. US
– SKINNER a lawyer …1967 Amer. dial.
– SNIPE a lawyer …Bk1903 sl.
– SNOLLYGOSTER a devious lawyer; a shyster …M19 US sl.
– SON OF PARCHMENT a lawyer …Bk1903 sl.
– SON OF PRATTLEMENT a lawyer …1725
– SPLIT-CAUSE a lawyer …L17 sl.
– SPLITTER a lawyer …L17 sl.
– SPLITTER OF CAUSES a lawyer …L17 sl.
– STUFF a Junior Counsel …1903 legal usage
– STUFF-GOWN a Junior Counsel …1903 legal usage
– SUBLIME RASCAL a lawyer …Bk1904 sl.
– TANGLE JAW a lawyer …Bk1992 US criminals’ sl.
– TORNEY † an attorney …1490 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– TRAMPER † a lawyer …Bk1891
– VACATION BARRISTER in English law, a newly qualified barrister who is to attend the exercises of the House for several long vacations ,,,1607
– VAKEEL a barrister …M19 Anglo-Indian
– VAKIL a native attorney or barrister; a pleader in the Hindu law courts …1858 Anglo-Indian
– WAKEEL a native attorney or barrister; a pleader in the Hindu law courts …1834 Anglo-Indian
– WAKIL a native attorney or barrister; a pleader in the Hindu law courts …1834 Anglo-Indian
– WARBLER a criminal attorney; a public defender …1950 US criminal sl.
– WHITE WIG * a person who wears a white wig; a lawyer or judge, esp. a newly qualified one …1673
– WIG AND GOWN MEN barristers …Bk1895 Aust. criminals’ sl.
– WRITER-BODY a contemptuous term for a lawyer …1844 Sc.
– YACK, YAK a telephone sales solicitor, either for a legitimate business or for a confidence swindle …1985 US sl.
– YELLER a lawyer …1958 US criminals’ sl.
lawyer – person, other
– FAG a lawyer’s clerk …M19 US & Aust. sl.
– WRIT-PUSHER a lawyer’s clerk …1909 legal usage
LAX – adjectives
– LACHES † lax, careless, remiss …c1461
– LARGE 1. † of speech, etc.: free, unrestrained; in bad sense, lax, licentious, improper, gross …c1374
2. † indulgent, lax; not strict or rigorous …c1440
– LUSH † lax, flaccid; soft, tender …c1440 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
LAXATIVE – nouns
– EGGABUSTER a laxative …1964 Amer. dial.
LAXLY – adverbs
– LATITUDINARIALLY * with latitude or laxity of distinction …1853
– REMISSIVELY † leniently, laxly …1537
LAXNESS – nouns
– LACHEDNESS † laxness or slackness; remissness …1484
– LASCHETY †* laxity, carelessness …1673
LAYABOUT – person
– CABBAGER a layabout; a lazy, idle person …M19 Aust. sl.
– CABBAGITES a class of layabouts or roughs, typified by the wearing of a ‘cabbage-tree hat’ (a hat made from the dried leaves of the cabbage-palm; they were esteemed as a protection from the sun, and allowed free ventilation) …c1850 Aust. sl.
– LAG a layabout, a ne’er-do-well, a lazy person …1910s sl.
– LAG-A-BAG a layabout, a ne’er-do-well, a lazy, idle person …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– LAG-LOST a layabout, a ne’er-do-well, a lazy person …1910s sl.
LAY ASIDE – verbs
– BOOK to leave unfinished; to lay aside for the time being …1969 Amer. dial.
– FORLAY † to lay aside …a1400
LAY DOWN – verbs
– LAIR to lay down …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
LAYER – nouns
– LAIN † a layer, a stratum …1577
– LAY-BED † a layer, a stratum …1728
– LIGGER a layer …B1900 Eng. dial.
– STELCH a layer, a row, a section of anything above the other parts …Bk1896 Eng. dial.
LAYMAN – person
– IDIOT – † a layman …c1380
LAYOVER – nouns
– LAYOFF a stopover, a layover …1942 Amer. dial.
– LEAVE a layover …1969 Amer. dial.
– LEAVE-OVER a layover …1969 Amer. dial.
LAY UP – verbs
– PANTRY † to lay up or store …1660 Sc.
LAY WASTE – adjectives
– VASTATE † laid waste; devastated …1629
lay waste – nouns
– VASTATION 1. † the act of laying waste, devastating, or destroying; also, an instance of this …1545
2. † the fact or condition of being devastated or laid waste …1578
– VASTITUDE † devastation; a laying waste …1545
lay waste – verbs
– VAST † to lay waste; to destroy …1434
LAZE – verbs
– CLUFF to laze, to sit idly by the fire …1825 Sc.
– GLOZE * to laze …Bk1895
– MOOCH OFF to laze around …1920s US sl.
LAZILY – adverbs
– LITHERLY † idly, lazily …1550
– SLOTHLY † lazily, sluggishly …a1425
– SLUGLY † sluggishly, lazily …1436
LAZINESS – nouns
– BIG LAZIES, THE laziness; a strong inclination to idleness …1898 Amer. dial.
– DESIDIOUSNESS † laziness; indolence …a1540
– FEVER AND LURK the ‘disease’ of laziness; an imaginary disease …1966 Amer. dial.
– FEVER-LURDEN † laziness, indolence, idleness …c1500 Eng. dial.
– FEVER-LURGAN † laziness …c1500
– FEVER-LURGY * laziness …1769 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– FEVER-LURK idleness, indolence, laziness …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– FUSSOCK dirt, filthiness, laziness …19C Eng. dial.
– HURKLE-DURKLE laziness, sluggishness in bed …B1900 Sc.
– IDLESHIP † idleness; sloth; laziness …1357
– ISLE-OF-WIGHT DOG laziness …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– LAITCH indolence, laziness …Bk1902 Sc.
– LUBBERLAND an imaginary land of plenty without labour; a land of laziness; the Paradise of indolence …1598
– MAORI P.T. laziness; avoidance of work …1961 NZ sl.
– OCIVITY †* sloth, laziness, indolence …1550
– OOZLIENESS slovenliness, slothfulness, laziness …1880 Sc.
– PIGRITUDE † slothfulness, laziness, idleness …1623
LAZY – adjectives
– ABBEY-LUBBER-LIKE lazy, thriftless, ne’er-do-well …1570 sl.
– ACCIDIOUS † lazy, slothful …1731
– BELKING lounging, lying lazily …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BONE IDLE utterly idle, lazy …1836
– BONE LAZY extremely indolent or lazy …a1825
– BOWBERT † lazy, inactive …1513 Sc.
– DAY-BED lazy, prone to lie late in bed …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DAZZIN lazy …1882 Eng. dial.
– DEADBEAT lazy, idle …M19 sl.
– DEAD-SWEER lazy, indolent, unwilling; undecided …1721 Sc.
– DESIDIOSE † idle, slothful, lazy, sluggish, indolent …1727
– DESIDIOUS † idle, lazy, indolent, slothful, negligent, sluggish …a1540
– DO-LITTLE doing little; lazy, idle …1683
– DO-NOTHING doing nothing; disinclined to work or exertion; idle, indolent, inactive, lazy …1832
– DOZY stupid; lazy …1999 UK sl.
– EASIE-OSIE, EASY-OSY, EASY-OZIE easygoing, inclined to be lazy; involving the minimum of effort …1846 Sc.
– FAINT † avoiding exertion, shirking, lazy, sluggish …c1325
– FALSE of a man: lazy …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FAT-ARSED, FAT-ASSED said of anyone who is lazy or unpleasant …19C sl.
– HAINGLE lazy, disinclined to work …1832 Sc.
– HALLACKING idle, lazy, trifling, loitering …1878 Eng. dial.
– HALLOCKING idle, lazy, trifling, loitering …1878 Eng. dial.
– HEART-LAZY very lazy …Bk1902 N. Ireland
– IDLESOME lazy, shiftless …1953 Amer. dial.
– ILLABORIOUS †* not laborious; lazy …a1631
– KILFLIGGIN lazy …1895 Amer. dial.
– LAGGIE, LAGGY slow, tardy; lazy …1897 Sc.
– LAIRLY idle, lazy; disagreeable; low, base …1781 Eng. dial.
– LALDERISH lounging, listless, lazy …1894 Eng. dial.
– LARBAL † lazy, sluggish …1825 Sc.
– LATCHING lazy, indolent …Bk1902 Sc.
– LAYERLY idle, lazy; disagreeable; low, base …1781 Eng. dial.
– LAZIER THAN GOD’S OFF OX very lazy …1958 Amer. dial.
– LAZY AS DAVID LAURENCE’S DOG excessively indolent …Bk1903 sl.
– LAZY AS HALL’S DOG, AS very lazy …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– LAZY AS LUDLAM’S DOG excessively indolent …Bk1903 sl.
– LUSK lazy, idle, sluggish, slothful, worthless …1775
– LUSKING † slothful, lazy …a1500
– LUSKISH † inclined to be lazy or indolent; idle, slothful, sluggish …a1500
– LUSKY lazy, sluggish …1604
– MACHLESS lazy, sluggish, indolent …Bk1888 Sc.
– MARBEL slow, lazy, reluctant …Bk1905 Sc.
– MAUGER lazy …1941 Amer. dial.
– MOLOWA lazy …1938 Hawaii
– NO-COUNT worthless, lazy, shiftless; useless, good-for-nothing; insignificant, trivial …1853 Amer. dial.
– OONLEEDFIL wanting in diligence or industry, lazy …1898 Sc.
– OOZY lazy, sluggish; dull …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– POKE-EASY slow, lazy, easygoing …1851 Amer. dial.
– RECRAYED †* slothful, lazy …1340
– RESTY lazy, inclined to rest …1931 Amer. dial.
– SHACKLING shiftless, lazy; going from one job to another …1894 Amer. dial.
– SICK OF THE IDLES exceedingly lazy; idle without the will to work …1639 colloq.
– SICK OF THE LOMBARD FEVER exceedingly lazy; idle without the will to work …c1650
– SLACK-BACKED lazy, idle …1884 Eng. dial.
– SLACK-TWISTED of a loose, unsatisfactory character; lazy, inactive; lethargic, wanting in energy; mentally weak, shiftless …1802
– SLEUTHFUL † slothful, lazy …c1400
– STUCK OUT lazy, forgetful; deprived …1970s US prison sl.
– TACO (derogatory) inhabited by or characteristic of Mexicans; cheap; stupid; lazy …1968 Amer. dial.
– THOWLESS wanting in energy, inactive, weak, spiritless, lazy; useless; insipid …1785 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– THRAW-SITTEN lazy, stupefied …Bk1905 Sc.
– TRIFLING lazy, shiftless, inefficient, worthless, good-for-nothing …1832 Amer. dial.
lazy – nouns
– BLUDGE a period of lazy inactivity; also, a job needing no effort …1943 Aust. sl.
– CABBAGE-TREE MOB a class of layabouts or roughs, typified by the wearing of a ‘cabbage-tree hat’ (a hat made of woven cabbage-tree or cabbage-palm leaves) …c1850 Aust. sl.
– CABBAGITES a class of layabouts or roughs, typified by the wearing of a ‘cabbage-tree hat’ (a hat made of woven cabbage-tree or cabbage-palm leaves) …c1850 Aust. sl.
– IDLE WORMS worms, once jocularly supposed to be bred in the fingers of lazy maidens …colloq.
lazy – person
– ABBEY-LUBBER orig. (prior to the Reformation), a lazy monk or hanger-on to a religious house; a lazy loiterer who might work, but would not, preferring to depend on the charity of religious houses …1509
– AFTERNOON FARMER a procrastinating one; hence a lazy person …B1874 Eng. sl.
– ASH-CAT a lazy person who crouches over the fire …1808 Eng. dial.
– ASHYPET a dirty, lazy child or animal that lounges about the hearth …Bk1898 Ireland
– ASS-CAT a lazy person who crouches over the fire …1808 Eng. dial.
– AUNT HAGGIE’S CHILDREN any stupid, lazy, despised people …1985 Bermuda sl.
– BACKSEAT DRIVER a lazy person, a shirker …1998 rhyming sl. for ‘skiver’
– BAD EGG a person or a scheme that disappoints expectation; a useless or lazy person; a ne’er-do-well … 1855
– BAD LOT a useless or lazy person …1848 sl.
– BAG OF GUTS a fat person; a worthless. clumsy fellow; a useless, lazy person; used contemptuously …1894 Amer. sl.
– BAITIE-BUM a lazy fellow; a simpleton …Bk1898 Sc.
– BAKESTER a lazy fellow, one fond of lying about …1859 Eng. dial. sl.
– BALLY-RANDY a lazy, loafing fellow …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BANZELL a long, lazy fellow …Bk1855 Eng. dial.
– BARTY BUMMILL † (derogatory) a lazy or feckless person; an idler …1568 Sc.
– BATIE-BUM † (derogatory) a lazy or inactive fellow; an idler; a simpleton, a fool; a useless bungler …1572 Sc.
– BATLAN a lazy person, a loafer, a good-for-nothing …Bk1982 Yiddish
– BATY BUMMILL † (derogatory) a lazy or feckless person; an idler …1568 Sc.
– BEDPRESSER † a heavy, lazy fellow …1598
– BEDYOW a lazy, good-for-nothing woman …1929 Sc.
– BELLY-GUT a slothful glutton; a greedy, lazy person …1540
– BENCH-WARMER orig. someone who sits idly on a bench, esp. a substitute in a sports team; hence, any lazy or ineffectual person …1662 US sl.
– BIGGIE, BIGGY a man who is both tall and lazy …1928 W. Indies
– BING a lazy fellow …1908 Sc.
– BINN a lazy fellow …1908 Sc.
– BLAITIE BUM † (derogatory) a lazy or feckless person; an idler; a simpleton, a fool, a bungler; a sheepish fellow …1540 Sc.
– BONE LOAFER a lazy person, an idler …1933 Amer. dial.
– BUM a lazy shiftless person; a habitual loafer …1864 sl.
– BUMMER an idler, loafer, lounger; a worthless, lazy fellow …1855 US sl.
– CABBAGER a layabout; a lazy, idle person …M19 Aust. sl.
– CAYNARD † a lazy fellow, a sluggard; a worthless fellow, a rascal, a scoundrel; a term of reproach …1303
– CODGER a lazy person; an idler …L19 Aust. prison sl.
– COOKIE PUSHER a lazy do-nothing …Bk2006 US sl.
– CROW-EATER a lazybones who prefers subsisting upon what he can pick up, as the crows do, to putting himself to the trouble of working for it …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– DA an indolent wench; a sluggard …1818 Sc.
– DAW a lazy, good-for-nothing person; a sluggard …c1460
– DAWDLE a lazy, indolent person; a frivolous, useless person …1854 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DAWDLING a lazy, indolent person …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DEADASS a lazy or stupid person; a boring or feeble person; an absolute dullard …1959 Amer. sl.
– DEADHEAD a lazy, worthless person or animal; an idler, a loafer; a term of disparagement …1965 Amer. dial.
– DEADLEG a feeble, lazy, or disappointing person …1950s Brit. sl.
– DO-LITTLE one who does little; one who talks much but does little; a lazy or idle person …1586
– DO-NOTHING one who does nothing; an idle or lazy person …1579
– DOODLER a lazy person; an idler …20C sl.
– DRAFFSACK † a big paunch; a lazy glutton; a gross greedy fellow …c1386 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– DUCK-FUCKER a lazy person …1986 US sl.
– EASY-OSY, EASY-OZIE an easygoing person, one inclined to be lazy …1850 Sc.
– FEATHER MERCHANT a shirker; a cheat; a lazy person; one who is given a position without having worked for it …1784 Amer. dial.
– GALLEY-STOKER a lazy skulker …1867
– GANGREL a lazy lout …Bk1886 Eng. dial.
– GET-NOTHING † one who through laziness earns nothing; an idler, a ne’er-do-well …a1625
– GFO a lazy person (General Fuck-Off) …1948 US military jocular
– GLUB a slob or lazy person …2002 NZ sl.
– GOLD-BRICK a lazy person; a shirker …1914 US sl.
– GOLD-BRICKER a lazy person; a shirker …1919 US sl.
– HAGGIS a term of contempt applied to a lumpish, unwieldy person; a soft, ‘pudding-headed’ person; an indolent, do-nothing fellow …1822
– HAINGLE an idle, loutish fellow; a lazy, slovenly good-for-nothing …1791 Sc.
– HAIVER a fussy, indecisive person; an idler who makes a pretense of work; a lazy, idle fellow …1866 Sc.
– HAIVEREL an ungainly person; a lounger, a lazy person; a sloven …1721 Sc.
– HALLACKS a tall, lazy, ungainly fellow; a rough, uncouth person…Bk1862 Eng. dial.
– HALLOCK a tall, lazy, ungainly fellow; a rough, uncouth person …Bk1862 Eng. dial.
– HAMLEG a lazy or inactive person …1954 Amer. dial.
– HANGEREL a lazy, idle, good-for-nothing person; a hanger-on …1805 Eng. dial.
– HANG-GALLOWS a gallows-bird, one ripe for the gallows; a lazy, good-for-nothing or worthless fellow; a villain …1790
– HANGRELL a lazy, idle, good-for-nothing person; a hanger-on …1805 Eng. dial.
– HANGY-BANGY a big, lazy fellow, a good-for-nothing …Bk1893 Eng. dial.
– HANIEL, HANNIEL a lout; a lazy, awkward, good-for-nothing fellow; a worthless, mischievous person; a general term of abuse …1783 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HANZIEL an idle, loutish fellow; a lazy, slovenly good-for-nothing …1791 Sc.
– HARD BARGAIN a person who is not considered to be worth the wages he or she is paid; a useless or lazy person, a shirker; esp. an incompetent member of the Royal Navy …1818 sl., chiefly Brit. Navy usage
– HASH a lazy, untidy person; a sloven …1685 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HASH-A-PIE † a lazy, slovenly fellow, and one who pays more attention to his belly than to his work …1825 Sc.
– HASHTER a lazy, untidy person … Bk1997 Irish sl.
– HAVEREL an ungainly person; a lounger, a lazy person; a sloven …1721 Sc.
– HAVERS a stupid, chattering person; an incoherent or garrulous person; a lazy, idle fellow …1897 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HAVREL * a lazy or idle person; a sloven; also, an ungainly person …1720 Sc.
– HEAVY ARSE, HEAVY-ASS * a lazy or sluggish person …1530
– HULLOCK a lazy, worthless fellow; a term of reproach …B1900 Eng. dial.
– IDLE-BACK an indolent or lazy person …1828
– IDLED-BACK an idle or lazy person …Bk1877 Eng. dial.
– IDLER one who idles or is idle; one who spends his time in idleness; an indolent or lazy person; a sluggard; one who trifles away his time …1534
– IDLESBY † an idle or lazy fellow; a loafer …1611
– IDLETON an idle or lazy fellow …1762 Eng. dial.
– JACK-A-DROGNES a lazy, good-natured fellow …Bk1922
– JACK-A-DROYNES a good-natured, lazy fool …Bk1903
– KAYNARD † a worthless fellow; a lazy cowardly person; a sluggard; a rascal …1782
– KEESO a lazy, good-for-nothing sort of person …1929 Sc.
– LABLOLLY a lazy, clumsy, hulking fellow; a ne’er-do-well; a silly person …1876 Eng. dial.
– LADRONE a vague term of reproach; a rogue, rascal, blackguard; a lazy knave …a1557 Sc.
– LAG a layabout, a ne’er-do-well, a lazy person …1910s sl.
– LAGABAG a lazy, idle person; one disposed to lie in bed …B1900 Eng. dial.
– LAG-ARAG a lazy, idle person …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– LAGGER a layabout, a ‘corner boy’ …1990s sl.
– LAGGINBACK a lazy, idle, slow-moving person …1859 Eng. dial.
– LAG LEG a lazy person …1959 Amer. dial.
– LAG-LOST a layabout, a ne’er-do-well, a lazy person …1910s sl.
– LAIDRON † a term of abuse for a lazy, loutish person; a loafer; a slattern, a drab …1718 Sc.
– LAITCH a lazy or indolent person …Bk1902 Sc.
– LALL a lazy, inactive, useless person; a lounger; a dawdling child hanging about its mother …1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– LALLOP, LALLOPS a lazy, lounging person; an idler; an awkward or slatternly girl …1864 Eng. dial.
– LAWRENCE a nickname for a lazy person; a loafer; the personification of laziness …1824 Amer. dial.
– LAYABOUT a lazy person; a shirker …1932 sl.
– LAZY-BONES a lazy person; a shirker …1592
– LAZY-BOOTS a lazy person …1831
– LAZY LAWRENCE a nickname for a lazy person; a loafer; the personification of laziness …1869 Amer. dial.
– LAZY-LEGS a lazy person …1838
– LEGUME a lazy person, one who lies around doing nothing …1980s US college sl.
– LETHRON † a term of abuse for a lazy, loutish person; a loafer; a slattern, a drab …1718 Sc.
– LIE-ABOUT a lazy person; a shirker …1937 sl.
– LOITER-SACK † a lazy, loitering fellow; an idler …1594
– LOLL-POOP † literally, one who is sluggish in the stern; a lazy, idle fellow; a sluggish lounger …1661 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– LOLLYPOT a term of abuse; an idiot, a booby; a lazy lubber …1746 Eng. dial.
– LOP-LOLLARD a lazy fellow …19C Eng. dial.
– LOPLOLLY a lazy fellow …19C Eng. dial.
– LUMBER-HEELS a lazy, ungainly fellow; a lout …1895 Amer. dial.
– LUSK † an idle, lazy, slothful, good-for-nothing fellow; a sluggard …c1420 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– LUSKIN †* an idle or lazy fellow; a sluggard …1593
– MAGGOT a very lazy person, esp. one who stays in bed all day …1980s US college sl.
– MICH an indolent, lazy fellow …Bk1795 Eng. dial.
– MOCKING a dirty, lazy woman; a slattern …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MO-DICKER a despicable or contemptible person; a lazy, irresponsible person …1968-70 Amer. sl.
– MOEGIE, MOEGOE (derogatory) a country bumpkin; a rustic; a dull, foolish, or gullible person; a person who fails to fit in, a misfit; a lazy lout …1953 S. Afr. colloq.
– MOEKIN, MOIKIN a lazy, dirty woman, a slattern …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MOLASSES a nickname for a slow or lazy person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– MORCAN a dirty, lazy, slovenly woman …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MORGIN a dirty, lazy, untidy, slovenly woman …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MORKIN a dirty, lazy, untidy, slovenly woman …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MR. SLOWCOME a nickname for a slow or lazy person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– MUCKHEAP a lazy, filthy person …M19 sl.
– MUCK SACK a lazy person …1959 US sl.
– NEVER-SWEAT an idle or lazy person …1851
– NO-LOAD a gloomy or lazy individual …1929 Amer. dial.
– NUBBIE an unsocial person, worldly, yet lazy …1824 Sc.
– OLD SOLDIER a lazy person; a shirker …1805 US military sl.
– OLD TOOT a shiftless, lazy person …1888 Amer. dial.
– OMADAUN a stupid person; a simpleton, a fool; a lazy, good-for-nothing fellow …1843 Ireland
– PADDY a worthless or lazy person …Bk1975 Amer. sl., orig. hobo usage
– PADDY WARD’S PIG a lazy person; one who is relaxing …c1790 Ireland
– PANGUTS † a lazy, fat-bellied fellow …1617
– PARASITE a lazy person who depends on others for support …1883
– PASSENGER a member of a rowing crew who does not pull his weight; hence, a member of a group who does not contribute any effort, and so has to be supported by the others; a lazy person …1852 sl., orig. Brit. university usage
– PIG (derogatory) a greedy, lazy, or fat person …1858
– PIKER a person who avoids doing his or her share of the work; a shirker; a lazy person … 1889 sl., orig. US
– POKE a slow or lazy animal; a stupid, boring, slow, or plodding person; a lazy person; a dawdler; a bore; a worthless fellow …1844 Amer. dial.
– POKE-EASY an easygoing person; a lazy, slow person …1909 Amer dial.
– SACK HOUND a lazy person overly fond of sleep …1959 US sl.
– SACK RAT a lazy person, overly fond of sleep …1947 US sl.
– SARKFU O IDLENESS a lazy person …1969 Sc.
– SAUNTERER † a dawdler, a trifler; a lazy person; an idler; a loafer; a lounger …1688
– SCAFE a wild, thoughtless person, esp. a boy or young man; a rascal; a lazy ne’er-do-well …Bk1868 Eng. dial.
– SCODGER a lazy lounger …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCOUR-THE-HUDDIE a lazy fellow who loafs at the fireside …1857 Sc.
– SHAMMOCK a lazy, slovenly person ..E18 chiefly Eng. dial.
– SHEEPHERDER (usually derogatory) a lazy, stupid person …1930 Amer. dial.
– SHITABED * a lazy or worthless person; a term of abuse …1653 sl.
– SHIT-RAGS †* a lazy person; a term of abuse …1598 sl.
– SKATE a lazy person, a shirker; a lazy and/or incompetent worker …1960s US sl.
– SKIVER, SKYVER a lazy person; a shirker …1941 sl., orig. services’ usage
– SLACK-ARSE a lazy, inefficient, negligent person; a shirker; an idler …1971 Aust. sl.
– SLACK-BACK a lazy fellow …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SLACKER someone who avoids work or exertion; a lazy person …1898 sl.
– SLEEPING JESUS a nickname for a slow or lazy person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SLEEPY a nickname for a slow or lazy person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SLONK a lazy slinking fellow; an idle, dissolute person; an indolent, clownish fellow; a hanger-on …B1900 Eng. dial.
– SLOWBACK † a slothful or sluggish person; a sluggard; a lazy, idle fellow; a loiterer; a loafer …1577
– SLOW-BELLY a lazy, idle, or indolent person; a sluggard, a laggard …1607
– SLOWBULL a nickname for a slow or lazy person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SLOWCOME a slow person; a lagging, stupid, lazy fellow; a lazy, sluggish fellow; an idler …1882 Eng. dial.
– SOONER a weak idler; a lazy good-for-nothing …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– STEP-AND-FETCH-IT a nickname for a slow or lazy person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SUNDAY DOG a lazy person …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– TAG-RAG * the rabble; the riff-raff; the common people; a member of the rabble; a low or despicable person; a pitiful, ragged fellow; a slovenly, lazy or dirty fellow; a mean person; a vagabond …1609
– TICK a many too lazy to work, and too shiftless to move …1958 Amer. sl.
– TOOT an idle or worthless person; a shiftless, lazy person; a simpleton, a fool; an oaf …1888 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– TROANT † a foolish, idle person; a lazy loiterer …1746 Eng. dial.
– ULLACK a lazy, worthless fellow; a term of reproach …Bk1886 Eng. dial.
– VAGABOND a lazy but inoffensive young man …1894 sl.
– VAGABONE a lazy but inoffensive young man …1864 UK sl.
– VAGGERBOND a lazy but inoffensive young man …1894 UK sl.
– VARGYBIN’ a lazy but inoffensive young man …1926 sl.
– VARGYBUN’ a lazy but inoffensive young man …1926 US sl.
– WAGABONE a lazy but inoffensive young man …1883 sl.
– WANK a lazy, incompetent, unpleasant person …1940s sl.
– WANKER a lazy, incompetent, unpleasant person …1940s sl.
– WEARY ANN a nickname for a slow or lazy person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– WEARY WILLY a nickname for a slow or lazy person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– WHIFFET a small or contemptible person; an insignificant looking person; a lazy boy …1767 Amer. dial.
– YAWNAX a stupid person; a fool; a lazy, uncouth person; a boor …1870 Eng. dial.
– YAWNEY-BOX a silly person; a lazy, stupid person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YAWNUP a stupid person; a fool; a lazy, uncouth person; a boor …1870 Eng. dial.
– YAWNUPS a stupid person; a fool; a lazy, uncouth person; a boor …1870 Eng. dial.
– YAWNUX a stupid person; a fool; a lazy, uncouth person; a boor …1870 Eng. dial.
– YORNEY a lazy, stupid person; a fool …1876 Eng. dial.
– YORNHEAD a silly person; a lazy, stupid person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
lazy – verbs
– ARSLE, ASSLE to loaf; to idle about restlessly; to be lazy and aimless …c1960 Amer. dial.
– BOTTOM CHAIRS to be lazy …1926 Amer. dial.
– CODGER to act lazily ….L19 Aust. prison sl.
– DADDLE to trifle, move lazily or saunteringly, to be listless …Bk1868 Eng. dial.
– DOG IT to act lazily or half-heartedly; to shirk or avoid responsibility, risk, etc. …1905 sl., orig. US
– DRINGLE † to waste time in a lazy, lingering manner; to be slow, dilatory; to dawdle; to trickle sluggishly …c1680 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DROODLE to wander aimlessly; to laze around …20C US sl.
– DRUMBLE † to be sluggish or lazy and slow in movement …1598 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
– FUSSOCK to be dirty or lazy …19C Eng. dial.
– GOOF OFF to act lazily, to mess around instead of working; to idle or waste time; to shirk one’s duties …1932 sl., orig. military
– HAIVER to hesitate and make much ado about doing anything; to be lazy at work …Bk1902 Sc.
– HANG ON THE SLACK ROPE to be lazy …B1900 Eng. dial.
– HAVER to make a fuss about nothing, to make a pretense of being busy; to be lazy at work; to dawdle, to potter about; to saunter, to lounge …1866 Sc.
– HAVE THE HAINGLES to be in a lazy mood …1808 Sc.
– HULLOCK to go about in a lazy manner …B1900 Eng. dial.
– KEEP BANKER’S HOURS to act lazily …20C sl.
– KNOCK DOWN to act lazily; to shirk one’s work …1950s Can. sl.
– LAITCH to be idle, to show laziness; to loiter …Bk1902 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– LUSK † to lie hid; to lie idly or at ease; to indulge in laziness; to skulk …c1330
– MULL to proceed in a lazy or aimless manner; to dawdle, to loaf; to move sluggishly …1879 Amer. dial.
– NIGGER AROUND (derogatory) to idle, to be lazy …1966 Amer. dial.
– SCAWT ABOUT to skulk, to be lazy or idle; to stand or walk about doing nothing …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCOOT to go about in a lazy, idle manner …1866 Sc.
– SICK OF THE FEVER BURDEN to be bone lazy …16C sl.
– SICK OF THE IDLE CRICK AND THE BELLY-WORK IN THE HEEL to be bone lazy …c1670
– SLACK to be lazy; to avoid work …1904 sl.
– SLING ON THE SLACK ROPE to be lazy …B1900 Eng. dial.
– SLING THE HATCHET to be lazy …1869 Eng. dial.
– SLOB (OUT) to behave in a lazy, slovenly manner …1999 UK sl.
– TAISTER † to dodge work, to slack, to be lazy …1893 Sc.
– TARLE † to work lazily, to be of a lazy disposition …1866 Sc.
– TARLOCH to go about in a lazy manner …1866 Sc.
– WACK AROUND to act lazily …1980s US college sl.
lazy – phrases
– BREAK AN ELBOW AT THE CHURCH DOOR said of a woman who becomes lazy and indolent after marriage …1776 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DEAD LICE ARE DROPPING OFF used for describing someone who is very slow-moving or lazy …1960 US sl.
– DEAD LICE ARE FALLING OFF used for describing someone who is very slow-moving or lazy …1960 US sl.
– HE WOULDN’T PULL A SOLDIER OFF HIS MOTHER a catchphrase directed at laziness or slacking …c1880 nautical sl.
– HE WOULDN’T WORK IN AN IRON LUNG said of someone who is totally lazy …1971 Aust. sl.
– WHITE DOG BITES, THE used of an indolent and lazy person …B1900 Eng. dial.
– YOU WOULD NOT WALK THE LENGTH OF YOURSELF used of a very lazy person …1988 Sc.
LAW – adjectives