Definition of


  1. (noun, person) someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
  2. (adj, all) wasting time

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Laggard

dawdler, dilatory, drone, lagger, poke, pokey, poky, trailer

Alternate forms of Laggard

Derivations: lag

Hyponyms: lingerer, loiterer, plodder, potterer, putterer, slowcoach, slowpoke, stick-in-the-mud, straggler, strayer

Hypernyms: bum, do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer

Origin of the word Laggard

  1. 1702, from lag (v.) + -ard. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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