Etymology
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layabout (n.)

"habitual loafer," 1932, from the verbal phrase; see lay (v.) + about (adv.). One who "lays about" the house, etc.

updated on May 22, 2016

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Definitions of layabout from WordNet

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

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