\ ˈslau̇-chē How to pronounce slouchy (audio) \
slouchier; slouchiest

Definition of slouchy

: lacking erectness or stiffness (as in form or posture) a slouchy sweater slouchy figures waiting in line

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Other Words from slouchy

slouchily \ ˈslau̇-​chə-​lē How to pronounce slouchy (audio) \ adverb
slouchiness \ ˈslau̇-​chē-​nəs How to pronounce slouchy (audio) \ noun

Examples of slouchy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Holmes paired the chic skirt with a white T-shirt, and slouchy black leather boots. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Katie Holmes Is Ready for Spring in a Vibrant Tie-Dye Skirt and Black Leather Boots," 6 Mar. 2021 Suits jackets are just the right amount oversized and the pants are perfectly slouchy, all with a sharp dose of exquisite tailoring. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Stylist Julie Pelipas Launches Bettter, the Answer to Chic Suiting," 12 Nov. 2020 These Topshop jeans ooze a laid back cool, with a slouchy non-stretch fit and decent-sized rips at both knees. Nicola Fumo, Forbes, "40 Of The Best Jeans For Women, In Every Size And Style," 10 Mar. 2021 Cut from a mid-weight, non-stretch cotton denim, this style is designed for a slouchy fit worn loose and low on the hips. Nicola Fumo, Forbes, "40 Of The Best Jeans For Women, In Every Size And Style," 10 Mar. 2021 The outfit is easy to cop—or at least copy—in its entirety: The joggers can be found pretty much anywhere from Amazon to Zara—just make sure to size up to get Hailey's slouchy look. Glamour, "Hailey Bieber Proves the Perfect Quarantine Outfit Does Exist," 31 Jan. 2021 There’s enough fabric to make five slouchy wool suits in orange checks, for instance, while whoever snags the Cydney, a voluminous shirtdress in forest green brocade, will be the only person to own it. Roxanne Fequiere, Vogue, "The Designer Crafting ’40s-Inspired Clothes from High-End Castoffs," 15 Jan. 2021 Senior Deals Editor Nicole Briese has this classic jumper in Crantini—one of six stunning color choices—in heavy rotation in her collection, praising it for a slightly slouchy fit and über-soft feel. Arielle Tschinkel, USA TODAY, "Cashmere sweaters are more than 70% off at Macy's—and you can get them by Christmas," 19 Dec. 2020 Matters could get even worse as fashion continues to pivot away from an emphasis on tailoring and fit and toward a more slouchy and oversized aesthetic. Eliza Huber,, "Why Is Shopping For Plus-Size Vintage Clothing So Hard?," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of slouchy

circa 1693, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of slouchy was circa 1693

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22 Apr 2021

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“Slouchy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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