Definition of Layabouts

1. Noun. (plural of layabout) ¹

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Definition of Layabouts

1. layabout [n] - See also: layabout

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Layabouts

lay readers
lay rubber
lay siege
lay speaker
lay speakers
lay the groundwork
lay the smack down
lay to rest
lay up
lay waste
lay waste to
lay witness
layabouts (current term)

Literary usage of Layabouts

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1. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Townby Cory Doctorow by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"This naturally brings him in contact with the house full of students and layabouts next door, including a young woman who, in a moment of stress, ..."

2. Tracking Gender Equity Under Economic Reforms: Continuity and Change in by Swapna Mukhopadhyay, Ratna M. Sudarshan (2003)
"... more satisfactory terms than the crude stereotypes of pampered sons and tyrannical patriarchs and, of late, of irresponsible layabouts (Jackson, 1998). ..."

3. Adventure Guide Naples, Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast by Marina Carter (2006)
"... for his familiarity with the young layabouts so often remarked upon by visitors to the city. His wife, Maria Carolina, daughter of the Austrian Empress, ..."

4. Brazil by Errol Lincoln Uys (2000)
"The "senhores" — as dissolute a group of layabouts and criminals as Dom Duarte had ever railed against — shouted encouragement. ..."

5. Notes to Transformation: A Guidebook on the Inner Journey to the Self by John James (1994)
"... layabouts and bludgers. If we want to find what has been hidden away, we only have to lookat the sort of people we judge or disparage. ..."

6. Representations of Violence: Art about the Sierra Leone Civil War by Patrick K. Muana, Chris Corcoran, Russell D. Feingold (2005)
"... that the first piece they sing in the play is the jingle in Act II, Scene i : Ren kam, san kam, rare man go bet ‘Rain or shine the layabouts will bite). ..."

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