3

I see many usages of this word in google (http://www.google.com/search?q=lazies), but I can't find its definition. What does it mean? Is it proper to use it in the following sentence:

This book is for lazies. (It's easy reading)

1 Answer 1

4

Lazies serves here as a noun for "lazy people".

Your example "this book is for lazies" probably means:

This book is for lazy readers.

or, more implicitly:

This book is easier (or shorter) than books that lazy people would normally avoid reading.

3
  • +1, although I'm not sure I'd call it slang so much as just a standard usage of a substantive adjective. Like The good, the bad, and the ugly.
    – Dusty
    Commented Jul 14, 2011 at 14:54
  • @Dusty, good point - I'm editing the answer to remove the word slang.
    – b.roth
    Commented Jul 14, 2011 at 15:10
  • I'd write a reply, but I've got a case of the lazies right now.
    – James
    Commented Jul 15, 2011 at 0:49

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.