The rich, so called because they can afford not to work. The term was made current by the economist Thorstein Veblen in his book The Theory of the Leisure Class.
[lee-zherd, lezh-erd] /ˈli ʒərd, ˈlɛʒ ərd/ adjective 1. having : the leisured classes. 2. characterized by ; ; unhurried: the leisured manner of his walk. /ˈlɛʒəd/ adjective 1. (usually prenominal) having much leisure, as through unearned wealth: the leisured classes 2. unhurried or relaxed: in a leisured manner
noun 1. a house for use on weekends, vacations, or the like.
[lee-zher, lezh-er] /ˈli ʒər, ˈlɛʒ ər/ noun 1. freedom from the demands of work or duty: She looked forward to retirement and a life of leisure. 2. time free from the demands of work or duty, when one can rest, enjoy hobbies or sports, etc.: Most evenings he had the leisure in which to follow […]
[lee-zher-lee, lezh-er-] /ˈli ʒər li, ˈlɛʒ ər-/ adjective 1. acting, proceeding, or done without haste; unhurried; deliberate: a leisurely conversation. 2. showing or suggesting ample ; unhurried: a leisurely manner. adverb 3. in a leisurely manner; without haste: to travel leisurely. /ˈlɛʒəlɪ/ adjective 1. unhurried; relaxed adverb 2. without haste; in a relaxed way adj. […]