loaf·​er | \ ˈlō-fər How to pronounce loafer (audio) \

Definition of loafer

1 : one that loafs : idler
2 : a low step-in shoe

Examples of loafer in a Sentence

an incorrigible loafer who never accomplished anything
Recent Examples on the Web The slipper, an ubiquitous symbol of daily life, was designed from their signature silhouette, a slide-in flat shoe, which can be worn as a loafer or, with a fold down heel feature, worn as a slipper. Jennifer Lee, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2022 Add a bit of polished edge to your look with the Urban Outfitters Sara loafer. SELF, 1 Apr. 2022 Hush Puppies' slip-on loafer might just be your new favorite dress shoe. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, 2 Mar. 2022 Due to the shoe's extra cushioning in the heel, this loafer provides a comfy bed for your feet to rest all day. Giovana Gelhoren, PEOPLE.com, 15 Apr. 2022 The pre-fall Proenza Schouler white square-toe loafer, meanwhile, hits the refresh on polished prep, as does The Row’s Margaret—a slim-line, block-heel iteration. Vogue, 15 Apr. 2022 Embrace embellishments for a luxe touch to any style of loafer—adornments run the gamut from subtle designer logos to oversize buckles and sculptural metalwork. Laura Lajiness Kaupke, Vogue, 19 Jan. 2022 For work, pair it with a chic loafer, maybe over a turtleneck too; then just slide into heels for your night out. Monica Mendal, Vogue, 22 Dec. 2021 In 1961, Gucci introduced a Hobo-style bag that caught the eye of Jackie Kennedy, whose husband so famously loved Gucci’s loafer moccasins. Vogue, 4 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of loafer

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for loafer

perhaps short for landloafer, from German Landläufer tramp, from Land + Läufer runner

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Last Updated

23 May 2022

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“Loafer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loafer. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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