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 .
Definition of lusk by GCIDE Dictionary
- Lusk ( lŭsk ), a. Lazy; slothful. [Obs.]
- Lusk, n. A lazy fellow; a lubber. [Obs.] T. Kendall.
- Lusk, v. i. To be idle or unemployed. [Obs.]