- 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 of laggardfrom lag + -ard
(comparative more laggard, superlative most laggard)
- Hanging back; loitering.
From lag + -ard.