[lag-erd] /ˈlæg ərd/
a person or thing that ; lingerer; loiterer.
moving, developing, or responding slowly; sluggish; dilatory; backward.
a person who lags behind
a dawdler or straggler
(rare) sluggish, slow, or dawdling
1702 (adj.), from lag (v.) + -ard. From 1757 as a noun.
[lag-erd-lee] /ˈlæg ərd li/ adverb 1. in the manner of a . adjective 2. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or being a : He behaved in a laggardly fashion.
[lag] /læg/ verb (used without object), lagged, lagging. 1. to fail to maintain a desired pace or to keep up; fall or stay behind: After five minutes of hard running, some of them began to lag. 2. to move or develop slowly, as toward a goal or objective, or in relation to an associated factor […]
[lag-uh n] /ˈlæg ən/ noun, Scot. and North England. 1. . [lag-uh n] /ˈlæg ən/ noun, Scot. and North England. 1. Usually, laggins. the staves at the bottom of a barrel, cask, or other hooped vessel. 2. the inner angle of a wooden dish, formed by the meeting of the sides and bottom.
[lag-uh n-gurd; Scot. lag-uh n-gird] /ˈlæg ənˌgɜrd; Scot. ˈlæg ənˌgɪrd/ noun, Scot. and North England. 1. the bottom hoop securing the staves of a tub or barrel. Idioms 2. cast a laggen-gird, to sire an illegitimate child.