An idle or incompetent person.
layabout, good-for-nothing, sluggard, slug, laggard
- ‘Looks to me like you're the lurdan here.’
- ‘Whenever Africans try to economise their own resources, the overdeveloped countries, defensively defamate reason as lurdan, unhelpful, and primitive.’
Middle English from Old French lourdin, from lourd ‘heavy’, lort ‘foolish’, from Latin luridus ‘lurid’.
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