laid-back

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Etymology[edit]

From U.S. slang (circa 1950s)

Presumably originally a metaphor — literally, "sitting in a tilted-back chair", a relaxed posture of low defensive readiness.

Adjective[edit]

laid-back (comparative more laid-back, superlative most laid-back)

  1. relaxed and easy-going; an absence of stress or worry

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