Definition of slacker
1 : a person who shirks work or obligation; especially : one who evades military service in time of war
2 : a person and especially a young person who is perceived to be disaffected, apathetic, cynical, or lacking ambition
Examples of slacker in a Sentence
The people I work with are a bunch of slackers.
there will be no slackers tolerated in this group—anyone who doesn't do their share will get booted out
Recent Examples of slacker from the Web
Thankfully, these summer songs were out to give teen slackers some relief all season long.
However, the Phil D’Amato trainee is a slacker by comparison, having raced only six times dating to the second day of last year.
The MediaMOO dancers were dressed in a myriad of formal, alien, slacker, and rave attires.
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First Known Use of slacker
SLACKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of slacker for English Language Learners
: a person who avoids work and responsibilities
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