slouch

noun
\ ˈslau̇ch How to pronounce slouch (audio) \

Definition of slouch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : an awkward fellow : lout
b : one that is unimpressive especially : a lazy or incompetent person used in negative constructions was no slouch at cooking
2 : a gait or posture characterized by an ungainly stooping of the head and shoulders or excessive relaxation of body muscles

slouch

verb
slouched; slouching; slouches

Definition of slouch (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to walk, stand, or sit with a slouch : assume a slouch
2 : droop
3 : to go or move slowly or reluctantly

transitive verb

: to cause to droop slouched his shoulders

Other Words from slouch

Verb

sloucher noun

Examples of slouch in a Sentence

Noun She walks with a slouch. is no slouch when it comes to cooking Verb Sit up straight. Please don't slouch. She slouched into the room. The boy was slouching over his school books.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun With the ability to sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 181 mph, the four-wheeler is certainly no slouch. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 20 Jan. 2022 Orlando has been no slouch in the ticket department, though. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, 2 Oct. 2021 Berrettini, no slouch in terms of conditioning, stayed with Djokovic early but faded in the face of the Serb’s relentless nature and the way Djokovic moved him around to tire him out. Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2021 Porter, who is no slouch in taking San Diego to task for its shortcomings, said Mathews’ perspective was off-base, outdated and over the top. Michael Smolens Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 July 2021 Still, Nadal is no slouch as a pitchman, earning well over $20 million off the court in each of the last two years from a sponsor stable that includes Nike, Santander Bank and Richard Mille watches. Brett Knight, Forbes, 11 June 2021 Orr, a Republican from Decatur, is no slouch in the Alabama Senate hierarchy. al, 15 Mar. 2021 Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow is no slouch either and ripped up the Ravens’ defense for 416 yards in their first encounter this season, a 41-17 Bengals win. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, 16 Dec. 2021 Both are equally comfortable attacking defenses on the ground and through the air and neither overlooks special teams, where North Reading might have an edge but Swampscott is no slouch. Matt Doherty, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Dec. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Women can slouch into the grocery store in flabby workout pants and a sweatshirt, just like men do. Beth Thames | Bethmthames@gmail.com, al, 12 Oct. 2021 And, just as is the case for the audience, there’s a tendency to slouch into one’s chair as the speaker. Lee Gimpel, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 Instagram will not be invented for another 20 years, and TMZ won’t slouch toward Bethlehem for another 15. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 10 May 2021 Benchmade 533 Mini Bugout For a featherlight EDC that doesn’t slouch on performance, pick the Mini Bugout. Popular Mechanics, 30 June 2020 Noting the major role that our mind plays in our physical well-being, Duma advises individuals to maintain a level of calm throughout the day, as stress can trigger slouching or hunched shoulders. Christine Burroni, Travel + Leisure, 3 May 2020 Buying parts for your car in the 1970s typically meant asking a guy, slouched behind a grubby counter with a cigarette or toothpick in his teeth, to fetch a spark plug or wiper blade. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2020 Her skulking, slouching and grimacing complements a character who long ago decided her exterior should match the disgust that chokes her inside. Matthew Eng, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2019 When police arrived to the man’s home on Eastland, he was slouched backward in a chair. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 7 May 2020

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First Known Use of slouch

Noun

1515, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1754, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for slouch

Noun

origin unknown

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Last Updated

26 Jan 2022

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“Slouch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slouch. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for slouch

slouch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of slouch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a way of walking, sitting, or standing with the head and shoulders bent forward
: a lazy or worthless person

slouch

verb

English Language Learners Definition of slouch (Entry 2 of 2)

: to walk, sit, or stand lazily with your head and shoulders bent forward

slouch

noun
\ ˈslau̇ch How to pronounce slouch (audio) \

Kids Definition of slouch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a lazy worthless person He's no slouch as a worker.
2 : a way of standing, sitting, or walking with the head and shoulders bent forward

slouch

verb
slouched; slouching

Kids Definition of slouch (Entry 2 of 2)

: to walk, stand, or sit lazily with the head and shoulders bent forward But their laughter slowly turned to silence till finally Peter slouched into a chair.— Chris Van Allsburg, Jumanji

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