- The definition of laggard is falling behind or slow.
An example of something laggard is a delivery service that consistently fails to get packages delivered on time.
- Laggard is defined as someone who has fallen behind or is slow.
An example of a laggard is a sleepy child on the walk home from the playground.
Origin: from lag plush -ard
- laggardly adverb, adjective
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- lagˈgard·ly adverb
- lagˈgard·ness noun