- sluggard (n.)
- late 14c. (implied in sluggardly), from Middle English sluggi "sluggish, indolent," probably from a Scandinavian word, cf. dialectal Norwegian and Swedish slugga "be sluggish," dialectal Norwegian sluggje "heavy, slow person."
'Tis the voice of a sluggard -- I heard him complain:
"You have wak'd me too soon, I must slumber again."
[Isaac Watts, 1674-1748]
'Tis the voice of the Lobster: I heard him declare
"You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
["Lewis Carroll" (Charles L. Dodgson), 1832-1898]