Consider the recent question Is cockroach composed of cock and roach?. The post’s title says it all. @FumbleFingers and I both left quick—and perhaps overly snarky—comments illustrating how easily the user could have found the answer on their own.
The text of the close reason for that question, for users who don't have the reputation to see deleted posts is:
Basic questions on spelling, meaning, or pronunciation are off-topic as they should be answered using a dictionary. See: Policy for questions that are entirely answerable with a dictionary.
I know that there are those who feel that many (most? all?) etymological questions are off topic and better suited to ELU. But I’m with those who feel that some etymological questions are appropriate here. Still, to my mind other questions don’t pass the What-am-I-your-research-slave? test. I suggest we augment the “dictionary” close reason to make it applicable to such lazy questions about etymology.
How ferociously will this proposal be shot down?