slacker

noun slack·er \ ˈsla-kər \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

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

slacker

adjective

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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First Known Use of slacker

1898

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SLACKER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of slacker for English Language Learners

  • : a person who avoids work and responsibilities



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