loafer

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

Definition of loafer

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

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Examples of loafer in a Sentence

an incorrigible loafer who never accomplished anything

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Turner stepped out in a pair of fuzzy mink loafers from Louis Vuitton. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Sophie Turner Wore Her Cozy Louis Vuitton House Slippers Outside," 3 Apr. 2019 Princess Diana was one of the first celebrity customers of Tod's loafers and leather handbags, and the company named its iconic D bag for her after her death; the Duchess of Cambridge is also a fan. Eric Sylvers, WSJ, "Tod’s Loafers Have Won Over Royals and Hollywood—But Not Many Millennials," 16 Feb. 2019 The brand that’s melded glamour and kitsch, from furry loafers to to fake heads on the runway is right up Del Rey’s alley, and a perfect match for her eclectic, retro-tinged style. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lana Del Rey Is Drinking Wheat Grass, Taking Spin Classes, Being Extra, and Loving It," 7 Feb. 2019 Style it with slide-on loafers and a prim houndstooth peacoat for major Betty Cooper inspo. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "10 Instagram-Worthy Ways to Wear Boyfriend Jeans," 8 Jan. 2019 Casey, meanwhile, wore a navy tuxedo and bright pink loafers, both from Paul Smith. Brooke Porter Katz, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ellen Bennett & Casey Caplowe's Wedding Was Outside-The-Box in Every Way," 14 Feb. 2019 Wearing jewel toned loafers, like these from Austen Heller. 16. Micaela English, Town & Country, "24 Reasons Fall Is the Best Season," 28 Sep. 2016 His gloved hands clutched an umbrella topped with a gold dragon’s head and floral socks peeked out of tasseled loafers. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Inside the Bizarre Life of a Male Street-Style Star," 14 Jan. 2019 Keep an eye out for the details: This outfit works because the pants are tailored just above the ankle, and the loafers are worn without socks. Tara Lamont-djite, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Nail Effortless Weekend Style," 1 Nov. 2018

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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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loafer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of loafer

: a low shoe with no laces
: a person who does not work hard

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