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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps copying slow movement

lounge

2 verb
     
lounge2 [intransitive]
1 [always + adverb/preposition] to stand, sit, or lie in a lazy or relaxed way:
Nathan was lounging on the grass bank outside the cottage.
2

lounge around

lounge about British English to spend time relaxing and doing nothing, often when you should be doing something [= laze around]:
James does nothing but lounge around the apartment.

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