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lagger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lagger someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lagger A laggard.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lagger A laggard.
    • n lagger A narrow strip of ground.
    • n lagger A green lane.
    • n lagger Same as lag, n., 5.
    • n lagger A sailor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Lagger one who lags behind: a loiterer: an idler
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Celt., as W. llag, loose, Gael. lag, feeble; cf. L. laxus, loose.

Usage

In literature:

She knew the importance of a high general average of play, and urged on several laggers.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
We watch them as they come, and as the last laggers pant by the mound we look westward and see the stampeders halting.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The caravan was made the centre of a square, the waggons being 'laggered' around it.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
But before the column was formed Buck Lagger appeared at the door.
"Brother Against Brother" by Oliver Optic
The laggers of Morgan's fleet, who had never joined him, were less fortunate than the admiral they deserted.
"The Monarchs of the Main, Volume II (of 3)" by Walter Thornbury
Major Lyon turned over and went to sleep again, satisfied that Buck Lagger would begin operations in the morning.
"In The Saddle" by Oliver Optic
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In news:

Telecommunications companies were the biggest laggers in the S&P 500, followed by utilities.
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