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laid-back

[leyd-bak] /ˈleɪdˈbæk/
adjective, Slang.
1.
relaxed or unhurried:
laid-back music rhythms.
2.
free from stress; easygoing; carefree:
a laid-back way of living.
Also, laidback.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, for an earlier sense; 1970-75 for current sense
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Examples from the web for laidback
  • He enjoys the quiet, laidback lifestyle of living in the woods.
  • The laidback restaurant offers rooftop seating with umbrella-covered tables.
  • The laidback interior includes exposed brick walls, track lighting, wood furnishings and hardwood floors.
  • The laidback setting features hardwood floors, counter seating and fresh flowers scattered around the dining hall.
  • The laidback, counter-service-only settings typically feature limited seating and no-frills interiors.
  • He is a very laidback individual, and loves good times and women.
British Dictionary definitions for laidback

laid-back

adjective
1.
(informal) relaxed in style, character, or behaviour; easy-going and unhurried
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Slang definitions & phrases for laidback

laid-back

adjective

Relaxed; easy-going: a sort of laid-back, not insane Janis Joplin/ relatively upbeat moods, laid-back-in-the-South-Seas

[1960s+; perhaps fr the reclining posture of highway motorcyclists]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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