Synonyms for dawdler

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I am but a dawdler, a do-nothing, the butt and laughing-stock of all brave men.

He had been called a dawdler and a trifler and a do-nothing.

And a weakling, a dawdler like himself, must reply to a hero like that!

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, perhaps a variant of daddle "to walk unsteadily." Perhaps influenced by daw, because the bird was regarded as sluggish and silly. Not in general use until c.1775. Related: Dawdled; dawdling.

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