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slouch

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noun \ˈslau̇ch\

Simple Definition of slouch

  • : a way of walking, sitting, or standing with the head and shoulders bent forward

  • : a lazy or worthless person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of slouch

  1. 1a :  an awkward fellow :  loutb :  one that is unimpressive; especially :  a lazy or incompetent person —used in negative constructions <was no slouch at cooking>

  2. 2 :  a gait or posture characterized by an ungainly stooping of the head and shoulders or excessive relaxation of body muscles

Examples of slouch in a sentence

  1. She walks with a slouch.

  2. <is no slouch when it comes to cooking>



Origin and Etymology of slouch

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1515


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slouch

verb

Simple Definition of slouch

  • : to walk, sit, or stand lazily with your head and shoulders bent forward

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of slouch

  • intransitive verb
    1. 1 :  to walk, stand, or sit with a slouch :  assume a slouch

    2. 2 :  droop

    3. 3 :  to go or move slowly or reluctantly

    4. transitive verb
    5. :  to cause to droop <slouched his shoulders>

    sloucher

    noun

    Examples of slouch in a sentence

    1. Sit up straight. Please don't slouch.

    2. She slouched into the room.

    3. The boy was slouching over his school books.



    1754

    First Known Use of slouch

    1754

    Rhymes with slouch


    SLOUCH Defined for Kids

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    slouch

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    noun \ˈslau̇ch\

    Definition of slouch for Students

    1. 1 :  a lazy worthless person <He's no slouch as a worker.>

    2. 2 :  a way of standing, sitting, or walking with the head and shoulders bent forward




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    slouch

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    verb

    Definition of slouch for Students

    slouched

    slouching

    1. :  to walk, stand, or sit lazily with the head and shoulders bent forward <But their laughter slowly turned to silence till finally Peter slouched into a chair. — Chris Van Allsburg, Jumanji>





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