An example of procrastinate is having two weeks to work on a paper and waiting until the night before it's due to work on it.
Origin of procrastinate
- Latin prōcrāstināre prōcrāstināt- prō- forward pro–1 crāstinus of tomorrow (from crās tomorrow)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin prÅcrastinÄtum, past participle of prÅcrastinÅ (“defer, put off till tomorrow"), from prÅ (“in favor of") + crÄstinus (“of or belonging to tomorrow"), from crÄs (“tomorrow")