chronically late

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Senior Member
Hello everyone,

I was wondering if there's a word (or words) I could use referring to someone who's chronically late. I figure I can't use the word "head" or something like that as in "lazy head" or "sleepy head". There may be some other parts of the body involved;)

Thanks as usual.
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    Please give us the complete sentence in which you plan to use the word or phrase, so we can get a sense of how you want to use it.


    Senior Member
    English (U.S.)
    I would call that person "habitually late" rather than "chronically late." You might invent a title and say something like "Oh, look -- Miss Never-on-time finally decided to show up!"


    Senior Member
    You could easily say, "she's always late," not necessarily meaning every single time, but more "habitually." This is all of course depending on the register (habitually - more formal/always - less formal).
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