E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The aristocratic class among the Anglo-Saxons; the second rank were termed the Frilingi; and the third the Lazzi. (Anglo-Saxon, dele or edele, noble; free-ling, free-born. Ricardo says of the third class, they were the unwilling to work, the dullquos hodie lazie dicimus.)