from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Given to doing nothing; idle. See Synonyms at lazy.
- n. An irresponsible idler; a sluggard.
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- n. Alternative spelling of faineant.
French, alteration (influenced by fait néant, does nothing) of Old French faignant, idler, from present participle of faindre, feindre, to feign; see feign.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)