lead-swinger

noun

ˈledˌswiŋə(r)
chiefly Australia
: shirker, slacker
especially : malingerer
the sick and the lame, the halt and the lead-swinger I. L. Idriess

Word History

Etymology

lead entry 4 + swinger (one that swings); perhaps from the belief of some sailors that the leadsman's job is an easy one

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“Lead-swinger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead-swinger. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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