layabout layabout


  • (n) person who does no work



  1. He was just a twentysomething layabout, an Irishman drinking away his exile in the Italian city of Trieste, scribbling unpublished manuscripts.
  2. The following year she had a daughter, but she quickly discovered that her husbandwhom she had not met until they were marriedwas a layabout and a wife-beater.
  3. Among the settlers who lived in their shadow was the hapless layabout Rip Van Winkle.


  1. Living in terror

    He had threatened to kill her before. Layabout stoner Nicholas Brooks got so enraged during arguments with swimsuit-designer girlfriend Sylvie Cachay that he would erupt into death threats, one of Cachay’s girlfriends testified yesterday. “She told me that he would get so angry that he would threaten to kill...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Swimsuit designer Sylvie Cachay had written to-do list for boyfriend before her death

    She forgot to add, “Don’t murder me.” In the weeks before she was found submerged in a Soho House bathtub, swimsuit designer Sylvie Cachay penned an epic “to-do” list for her layabout, decade-younger boyfriend, who is now on trial for her murder. “Get a job,” the tragic beauty wrote...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: New York Post

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /