Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “slug”

slug

noun [C] (CREATURE)   /slʌɡ/
a small animal with a soft body like a snail without a shell If you say that someone is a slug, you mean that the person would rather do very little or nothing at all: I suppose you think I’m a slug for not helping.
(Definition of slug noun (CREATURE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of slug

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Laziness and lazy people, but you might be interested in these topics from the Working topic area:

Definitions of “slug” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

limber up

to do gentle exercises to stretch the muscles in order to prepare the body for more active physical exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More