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



    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 OriginOld English: from slow + -th.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sloth