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Live off one's parents

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:15 pm
by Stevenloan
Hi guys! What nouns do you use to describe a son or a daughter who just hangs out with his or her friends every day, doesn't work and lives off his or her parents?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan

Re: Live off one's parents

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:14 pm
by Erik_Kowal
I'd call them fortunate to be able to have this brief interlude in which to enjoy life before exponentially accelerating climate catastrophe, a global financial meltdown, planetary ecosystem collapse and/or famine takes us all down, probably around 1-2 years from now (depending on where one happens to be living).

Re: Live off one's parents

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:07 pm
by Bobinwales
I would call him, A-lazy-sod-who-will-live-to-regret-being-a-lazy-sod-when-his-parents-have-popped-off.

Re: Live off one's parents

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:24 pm
by Erik_Kowal
Bobinwales wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:07 pm
I would call him, A-lazy-sod-who-will-live-to-regret-being-a-lazy-sod-when-his-parents-have-popped-off.
He probably won't outlive his parents.

Steve: I don't think there's a specific term for that category of person. More general terms for someone who lives off someone else without making a contribution are scrounger, sponger, moocher, leech and parasite. In America, someone who continues to live with their parents when they are adult is sometimes called a basement dweller — a reference to the fact that many homes in the USA have basements with sufficient room to accommodate a grown child.

Re: Live off one's parents

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:15 am
by Stevenloan
Bob : Thanks so much for your sentence. Erik: Thanks very much for the terms you provided. They really help.

StevenLoan