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Definition of sloth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    sloth

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//sləʊθ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sloʊθ//
     
    Wild mammals, Lazy
     
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  1. 1 [countable] an animal that lives in trees in tropical parts of America and moves very slowly See related entries: Wild mammals
  2. 2[uncountable] (formal) the bad habit of being lazy and unwilling to work See related entries: Lazy
  3. Word Origin Old English: from slow + -th.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sloth