1665–75; lounge + -ing2

loungingly, adverb
unlounging, adjective
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verb (used without object), lounged, lounging.
to pass time idly and indolently.
to rest or recline indolently; loll: We lounged in the sun all afternoon.
to go or move in a leisurely, indolent manner; saunter (usually followed by around, along, off, etc.).
verb (used with object), lounged, lounging.
to pass (time) in lounging (usually followed by away or out ): to lounge away the afternoon.
a sofa for reclining, sometimes backless, having a headrest at one end.
a place for sitting, waiting, smoking, etc., especially a large public room, as in a hotel, theater, or air terminal, often with adjoining washrooms.
a section on a train, plane, or ship having various club or social facilities.
Archaic. the act or a period of lounging.
Archaic. a lounging gait.

1500–10; origin uncertain

loungy, adjective

long, longe, lounge, lunge.

1. loaf, idle, relax, dally, potter.
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lounge (laʊndʒ)
1.  (intr; often foll by about or around) to sit, lie, walk, or stand in a relaxed manner
2.  to pass (time) lazily or idly
3.  a.  a communal room in a hotel, ship, theatre, etc, used for waiting or relaxing in
 b.  (as modifier): lounge chair
4.  chiefly (Brit) a living room in a private house
5.  (Brit) lounge bar, Also called: saloon bar a more expensive bar in a pub or hotel
6.  chiefly (US), (Canadian)
 a.  an expensive bar, esp in a hotel
 b.  short for cocktail lounge
7.  a sofa or couch, esp one with a headrest and no back
8.  the act or an instance of lounging
[C16: origin unknown]

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Word Origin & History

c.1500, from Scottish, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Fr. s'allonger (paresseusement) "to lounge about, lie at full length," from O.Fr. alongier "lengthen," from L. longus "long." Another etymology traces it through obsolete lungis (n.) "slow, lazy person" (c.1560), from M.Fr. longis, a generic application
of Longinus, supposed to be the name of the centurion who pierced Christ's side with a spear in John xix.34. Popular etymology associated the name with long (adj.). The noun in the sense of "comfortable drawing room" is first recorded 1881; in the sense of "couch on which one can lie at full length," 1830. Lounge lizard is from 1912, originally in reference to men who hung around in tea rooms to flirt.
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Example sentences
Lounging around on a barge, being waited on hand and foot.
Throngs of students were out that day, lounging in the kind of late-summer
  sunlight that keeps brochure photographers in business.
Perhaps all the lounging around with my lazy generationally challenged
  colleagues is making me feel old.
Eventually everyone gets bored and goes back to eating and lounging, ignoring
  the interlopers on the other side of the river.
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