From Middle English *lusk, from Old Norse lǫskr (“weak, idle”), from Proto-Germanic *laskwaz, *latskwaz (“sluggish, dull, lazy”), from Proto-Indo-European *lēid- (“to let, subside”). Cognate with Middle Dutch lasch (“flabby, loose”), Middle Low German lasch, las (“tired, dull”). See lash.
lusk (plural lusks)
- a lazy or slothful person
- (Can we find and add a quotation of T. Kendall to this entry?)
- (obsolete) To be idle or unemployed.