loafer

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noun loaf·er \ˈlō-fər\

Definition of loafer

  1. 1 :  one that loafs :  idler

  2. 2 :  a low step-in shoe

Examples of loafer in a Sentence

  1. an incorrigible loafer who never accomplished anything

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Origin and Etymology of loafer

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


LOAFER Defined for English Language Learners

loafer

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Definition of loafer for English Language Learners

  • : a low shoe with no laces

  • : a person who does not work hard



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