Definition of chairwarmer
: one who habitually lounges in a chair : loafer: a : a person (as one not registered as a guest) who sits for prolonged periods in hotel lobbies b : an employee (as one in a sedentary occupation) who is superfluous or who makes little effort to apply himself to his work the seniority rule … discourages ability and efficiency, and encourages the chairwarmer — S. T. Williamson and Herbert Harris
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