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Etymology edit

From Middle English slogarde, probably ultimately of Old Norse origin. Equivalent to slug +‎ -ard (pejorative agent suffix).

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sluggard (plural sluggards)

  1. A person who is lazy, stupid, or idle by habit.
  2. A person slow to begin necessary work, a slothful person.
  3. A fearful or cowardly person, a poltroon.

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