1

slouch

play
noun \ˈslau̇ch\

Definition of slouch

  1. 1a :  an awkward fellow :  loutb :  one that is unimpressive; especially :  a lazy or incompetent person —used in negative constructions <was no slouch at cooking>

  2. 2 :  a gait or posture characterized by an ungainly stooping of the head and shoulders or excessive relaxation of body muscles

Examples of slouch in a sentence

  1. She walks with a slouch.

  2. <is no slouch when it comes to cooking>

Origin and Etymology of slouch

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1515


2

slouch

verb

Definition of slouch

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to walk, stand, or sit with a slouch :  assume a slouch

  3. 2 :  droop

  4. 3 :  to go or move slowly or reluctantly

  5. transitive verb
  6. :  to cause to droop <slouched his shoulders>

sloucher

noun

Examples of slouch in a sentence

  1. Sit up straight. Please don't slouch.

  2. She slouched into the room.

  3. The boy was slouching over his school books.

1754

First Known Use of slouch

1754


SLOUCH Defined for English Language Learners

1

slouch

play
noun \ˈslau̇ch\

Definition of slouch for English Language Learners

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

  • : a lazy or worthless person


2

slouch

verb

Definition of slouch for English Language Learners

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


SLOUCH Defined for Kids

1

slouch

play
noun \ˈslau̇ch\

Definition of slouch for Students

  1. 1 :  a lazy worthless person <He's no slouch as a worker.>

  2. 2 :  a way of standing, sitting, or walking with the head and shoulders bent forward


2

slouch

play
verb

Definition of slouch for Students

slouched

slouching

  1. :  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>



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up slouch? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the forefront of an action or movement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ