slacker

noun
slack·​er | \ ˈsla-kər How to pronounce slacker (audio) \

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

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Other Words from slacker

slacker adjective

Synonyms for slacker

Synonyms

goldbrick, shirker

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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

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With the appearance of Jern (Utkarsh Ambudkar), a profoundly sarcastic slacker who crashes Brittany’s dog-sitting gig at a Fifth Avenue townhouse, the movie delivers a foil who slowly turns into a believable and welcome romantic interest. Ty Burr, BostonGlobe.com, "Jillian Bell laces them up in ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’," 28 Aug. 2019 Low man on the show’s totem pole is Salam, an underachieving slacker who has a job as a production assistant only because his uncle Bassam (Nadim Sawalha) is the show’s producer and creator. Kenneth Turan, Twin Cities, "‘Tel Aviv on Fire’ deliciously walks fine comedic line of Israeli-Palestinian conflict," 8 Aug. 2019 Low man on the show’s totem pole is Salam, an underachieving slacker who has a job as a production assistant only because his uncle Bassam (Nadim Sawalha) is the show’s producer and creator. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Tel Aviv on Fire’ deliciously walks fine comedic line of Israeli-Palestinian conflict," 8 Aug. 2019 Low man on the show’s totem pole is Salam, an underachieving slacker who has a job as a production assistant only because his uncle Bassam (Nadim Sawalha) is the show’s producer and creator. Kenneth Turan, Detroit Free Press, "'Tel Aviv on Fire' plays Mideast politics for laughs," 8 Aug. 2019 The Saudi government also had its own screening procedures to identify militants, slackers and potential critics of the royal leadership, officials said. Oregonlive.com, al, "US officials have long known Saudis spirited criminal suspects home but chose not to confront ally," 26 Apr. 2019 Low man on the show’s totem pole is Salam, an underachieving slacker who has a job as a production assistant only because his uncle Bassam (Nadim Sawalha) is the show’s producer and creator. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Tel Aviv on Fire’ deliciously walks fine comedic line of Israeli-Palestinian conflict," 8 Aug. 2019 Low man on the show’s totem pole is Salam, an underachieving slacker who has a job as a production assistant only because his uncle Bassam (Nadim Sawalha) is the show’s producer and creator. Kenneth Turan, Twin Cities, "‘Tel Aviv on Fire’ deliciously walks fine comedic line of Israeli-Palestinian conflict," 8 Aug. 2019 Low man on the show’s totem pole is Salam, an underachieving slacker who has a job as a production assistant only because his uncle Bassam (Nadim Sawalha) is the show’s producer and creator. Kenneth Turan, Detroit Free Press, "'Tel Aviv on Fire' plays Mideast politics for laughs," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of slacker

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of slacker was in 1898

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slacker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of slacker

informal : a person who avoids work and responsibilities

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