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

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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 Meanwhile, Kivlenieks has been no slouch, going 1-0-1 with a 1.49 GAA and .946 SV% in two starts. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Colorado Avalanche at Columbus Blue Jackets odds, picks and best bets," 8 Feb. 2020 The jacket was just a bit oversized and the pants had the perfect amount of slouch. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Keenkee Debuts in New York with Cellphone Pacifiers and Powerpoint Prints," 6 Feb. 2020 Indeed, the Packers, no slouches themselves as the NFC’s No. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "For 49ers rematch, Packers embrace underdog role: ‘Should be nice and loose’," 17 Jan. 2020 Folded or not, LG's smartphone is no slouch, given its affordable price. Fortune, "6 Foldable Phones That Show How the Future of Phone Design Is Unfolding," 15 Nov. 2019 Paris boasts over 140,000 followers, and Dylan is no slouch either at almost 19,000. Emma Specter, Vogue, "All About Paris and Dylan Brosnan, This Year's Golden Globe Ambassadors," 3 Jan. 2020 Google, no slouch to controversy, just paid a $170 million fine over alleged manipulation and tracking of children. Wired, "Corporate America's Second War With the Rule of Law," 16 Oct. 2019 Though no slouch himself in areas like climbing, wilderness racing and distance running, Rozell could never keep pace. David James, Anchorage Daily News, "In ‘Heart of the World,' a legendary scientist and outdoorsman confronts a fatal diagnosis," 4 Jan. 2020 The Panthers were no slouches either (seventh; 22.7). . BostonGlobe.com, "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 15 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Those who came slouched angrily in their seats, looking down, refusing to rise for all the heroes in the balcony. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, "The Democrats’ Unserious Week," 6 Feb. 2020 Teenagers in hoodies slouch over their phones; young kids use the sidewalk in front of the restaurant as a makeshift playground. Daily Pilot, "Brodard in Orange County is famous for pork spring rolls — but don’t skip the pastries," 23 Oct. 2019 Teenagers in hoodies slouch over their phones; young kids use the sidewalk in front of the restaurant as a makeshift playground. Daily Pilot, "Brodard in Orange County is famous for pork spring rolls — but don’t skip the pastries," 23 Oct. 2019 At year’s end, the project appeared to be slouching toward construction in 2020, having cleared the city’s architectural review board in October. Steven Litt, cleveland, "From Hyperloop to Top of the Hill, sifting the sweet & sour in 2019 architecture and planning: Steven Litt," 5 Jan. 2020 The bird tended to slouch more as the years took their toll. Andrew Dalton, SFChronicle.com, "Caroll Spinney, Big Bird’s puppeteer on ‘Sesame Street,’ dies at 85," 8 Dec. 2019 The bird tended to slouch more as the years took their toll. Arkansas Online, "Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85," 8 Dec. 2019 The bird tended to slouch more as the years took their toll. Bloomberg.com, "‘Sesame Street’ Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Dies at Age 85," 8 Dec. 2019 Her mother was slouched and partially resting on a set of steps that Red used to climb into the bed, according to the daughter and to Tracey Plummer, one of Theresa Mcintire’s three sisters. Dan Morse, Washington Post, "She bought what looked to be a Percocet pill. Now her alleged dealer is charged with murder.," 13 Nov. 2019

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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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The first known use of slouch was in 1515

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19 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Slouch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slouch. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for slouch

slouch

noun
How to pronounce slouch (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of slouch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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