Definitions of layabout

n person who does no work

bum, do-nothing, idler, loafer
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clock watcher
a worker preoccupied with the arrival of quitting time
couch potato
an idler who spends much time on a couch (usually watching television)
dallier, dilly-dallier, dillydallier, lounger, mope
someone who wastes time
dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, poke, trailer
someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
daydreamer, woolgatherer
someone who indulges in idle or absentminded daydreaming
goldbrick, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, goof-off, ne'er-do-well, no-account
an idle worthless person
a lazy person
lie-abed, slugabed
a person who stays in bed until a relatively late hour
a worthless lazy fellow
shirker, slacker
a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
slug, sluggard
an idle slothful person
a person without employment who makes money by various dubious schemes; goes about smartly dressed and having a good time
someone who basks in the sunshine in order to get a suntan
one who behaves lightly or not seriously
someone who whittles (usually as an idle pastime)
lotus-eater, stargazer
someone indifferent to the busy world
dreamer, escapist, wishful thinker
a person who escapes into a world of fantasy
a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort
lingerer, loiterer
someone who lingers aimlessly in or about a place
malingerer, shammer, skulker
someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
plodder, slowcoach, slowpoke, stick-in-the-mud
someone who moves slowly
potterer, putterer
a person who putters about
a shirker
straggler, strayer
someone who strays or falls behind
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a person who does nothing

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