Definition of Oblomov in English:

Oblomov

noun

figurative
  • A sluggish, weak-willed, or procrastinating person.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Leo Wiener (1862–1939). From Russian Oblomov from Oblomov, the name of the hero of the novel Oblomov by Ivan Gončarov, whose daydreaming idleness is portrayed as being representative of the condition of Russia and its aristocracy in the mid 19th cent.

Pronunciation

Oblomov

/ˈɒblə(ʊ)mɒv/ /əˈblɒmɒv/