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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

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

  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


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slouch

verb

Simple Definition of slouch

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

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>

    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.



    1754

    First Known Use of slouch

    1754



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