slacker

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noun slack·er \ˈsla-kər\

Definition of slacker

  1. 1 :  a person who shirks work or obligation; especially :  one who evades military service in time of war

  2. 2 :  a person and especially a young person who is perceived to be disaffected, apathetic, cynical, or lacking ambition

slacker

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Examples of slacker in a Sentence

  1. The people I work with are a bunch of slackers.

  2. there will be no slackers tolerated in this group—anyone who doesn't do their share will get booted out

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1898

First Known Use of slacker

1898


SLACKER Defined for English Language Learners

slacker

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Definition of slacker for English Language Learners

  • : a person who avoids work and responsibilities



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