- a1400 obs. rare
from sleuth (sloth, laziness [obs.])
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
a1400 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Þat is, him þat he hadde lost he foond erringe in þe wrec∣chidnes of þis liif, and þe which is uggynge for drede and wo, and wast wildirnes for defaute of good teching, not of God, but of sleuþi prestis; for þoru her pride and covetise al þe world is markid in synne and bareyn of gode werkis..."
From: Select English Works of John Wyclif
- John Wyclif