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loafer

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noun loaf·er \ˈlō-fər\

Simple Definition of loafer

  • : a low shoe with no laces

  • : a person who does not work hard

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of loafer

  1. 1 :  one that loafs :  idler

  2. 2 :  a low step-in shoe

Examples of loafer in a sentence

  1. <an incorrigible loafer who never accomplished anything>



Origin and Etymology of loafer

perhaps short for landloafer, from German Landläufer tramp, from Land + Läufer runner


First Known Use: 1830



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