Etymology
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idler (n.)

"one who spends his time in inaction," 1530s, agent noun from idle (v.).

updated on October 07, 2015

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Definitions of idler from WordNet

idler (n.)
person who does no work;
Synonyms: loafer / do-nothing / layabout / bum
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.