work-shy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"work-shy" in British English

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uk   /ˈwɜːk.ʃaɪ/  us   /ˈwɝːk-/ UK disapproving
dislikingwork and ​trying to ​avoid it when ​possible: Most of the ​unemployed are not work-shy and ​genuinely do ​wantjobs.
(Definition of work-shy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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