slouchier; slouchiest
: lacking erectness or stiffness (as in form or posture)
a slouchy sweater
slouchy figures waiting in line
slouchily adverb
slouchiness noun

Examples of slouchy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sweatshirt is slightly cropped, and the sweatpants are slouchy, but not saggy. Kristen Saladino, Seventeen, 3 Feb. 2023 Designed specifically for use as a swimsuit cover-up, this one features a slouchy silhouette, a low V-neckline, and a pull-on style that's easy to slip on and off. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 23 Jan. 2023 Off the shoulder tailoring on one embellished pearl coat simultaneously evoked a slouchy rebel and an opening flower. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 20 Jan. 2023 The slouchy style only gained traction in the streetwear space years later in the late ’90s, when supermodel Kate Moss was photographed wearing her own pair of Westwood pirate boots. Boutayna Chokrane, ELLE, 10 Jan. 2023 The brand has tons of slouchy leather totes and even weekender bags on offer, but our readers love the ease of the Transit bag. Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Dec. 2022 Subtly glittery accents, from the cap-toe on a pump to the chain-mesh look of a slouchy shoulder bag, add a low-key but high-impact finishing touch. Buy It! Sarah Ball, Peoplemag, 28 Nov. 2022 Ratajkowski paired the coat with slouchy black boots and a black Dior Saddle Bag. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 Sep. 2022 This set is slouchy and relaxed, with pull-on, high-rise, wide-leg pants and a top with a scoop henley neckline and dropped raglan sleeves. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 24 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1693, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slouchy was circa 1693

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Cite this Entry

“Slouchy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


slouchier; slouchiest
: slouching or untidy especially in appearance
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