lazybones (plural lazybones)

  1. (slang) A person who is lazy; one who is inactive and without ambition.
    • 1839, Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, ch. 42,
      The foremost traveller stopped and called impatiently to his companion. "Come on, can't yer? What a lazybones yer are, Charlotte."
    • 1989, The Bible (NRSV), Proverbs 6:9 ↗,
      How long will you lie there, O lazybones? When will you rise from your sleep?
    • 2013, J. M. Coetzee, The Childhood of Jesus. Melbourne, Australia: The Text Publishing Company. chapter 16. p. 145.
      Isn't it time you got up, you lazybones?
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