slouch


1slouch

noun \ˈslach\

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

: a lazy or worthless person

Full Definition of SLOUCH

1
a :  an awkward fellow :  lout
b :  one that is unimpressive; especially :  a lazy or incompetent person —used in negative constructions <was no slouch at cooking>
2
:  a gait or posture characterized by an ungainly stooping of the head and shoulders or excessive relaxation of body muscles

Examples of SLOUCH

  1. She walks with a slouch.
  2. <is no slouch when it comes to cooking>

Origin of SLOUCH

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1515

Rhymes with SLOUCH

2slouch

verb

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

Full Definition of SLOUCH

intransitive verb
1
:  to walk, stand, or sit with a slouch :  assume a slouch
2
:  droop
3
:  to go or move slowly or reluctantly
transitive verb
:  to cause to droop <slouched his shoulders>
slouch·er noun

Examples of SLOUCH

  1. Sit up straight. Please don't slouch.
  2. She slouched into the room.
  3. The boy was slouching over his school books.

First Known Use of SLOUCH

1754

Related to SLOUCH

Synonyms
creak (along), creep, drag, inch, limp, nose, ooze, plod, poke, crawl, snail
Antonyms
fly, race, speed, whiz (or whizz), zip

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