A laid-back businessman.
- An example of a laid back person is one who takes things in stride and who doesn't get stressed.
- An example of a laid back party is one where people come in casual clothes and just have a simple good time.
(comparative more laidback, superlative most laidback)
- Alternative spelling of laid-back.
(comparative more laid-back, superlative most laid-back)
From U.S. slang (circa 1950s)
Presumably originally a metaphor — literally, "sitting in a tilted-back chair", a relaxed posture of low defensive readiness.