- n. 条，一条面包；块；游荡
- vt. 游荡；游手好闲；虚度光阴
- vi. 游荡；游手好闲；虚度光阴
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2. 谐音“no 父” --- 没有父亲 ---- 养不教父之过，一个没有父亲的人，就没人管教他，于是就变成了一个游手好闲的人。
3. leap => lope, elope, loaf.
5. l 象一个人 + oaf 傻瓜，一个人象傻瓜一样虚度光阴，无所事事
- loaf: English has two words loaf. By far the older is ‘portion of bread’ [OE], which goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *khlaibaz. This also produced German laib and Danish lev ‘loaf’, and was borrowed, originally into Gothic, from an Old Slavic chleb (source of modern Russian and Polish chleb ‘bread, loaf’). Heavily disguised, loaf forms part of both lady and lord (which etymologically mean respectively ‘loafkneader’ and ‘loaf-guardian’), and it also contributed the first syllable to Lammas [OE], literally ‘loaf-mass’.
The verb loaf ‘dawdle, mooch’  seems to have been a back-formation from loafer, which was probably adapted in 19th-century American English from German landläufer ‘vagabond’, a compound of land ‘land’ and läufer ‘runner’ (to which English leap is related).
=> lady, lord; leap
- loaf (n.)
- late 13c., from Old English hlaf "portion of bread baked in a mass of definite form," from Proto-Germanic *khlaibuz (cognates: Old Norse hleifr, Swedish lev, Old Frisian hlef, Old High German hleib, German Laib, Gothic hlaifs "bread, loaf"), of uncertain origin, perhaps connected to Old English hlifian "to raise higher, tower," on the notion of the bread rising as it bakes, but it is unclear whether "loaf" or "bread" is the original sense. Finnish leipä, Old Church Slavonic chlebu, Lithuanian klepas probably are Germanic loan words. Meaning "chopped meat shaped like a bread loaf" is attested from 1787.
- loaf (v.)
- 1835, American English, back-formation from loafer (1830). Related: Loafed; loafing.
The term "loafing" is, of course, very vague. Its meaning, like that of its opposite, "work," depends largely on the user. The highly successful quarterback with an E in Greek is a loafer in his professor's eyes, while the idea of the professor's working, in spite of his voluminous researches on Mycenean Table Manners, would excite hoots of derision from the laborer that lays the drains before his study window. [Yale Literary Magazine, May 1908]
- 1. The proposal could put 3p on a loaf of bread.
- 2. The cost of a loaf of bread has increased five-fold.
- 3. Pick up a quart of milk or a loaf of bread.
- 4. a loaf of bread
- 5. a loaf of sliced bread
[ loaf 造句 ]