\ˈslau̇-chē \
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 \ adverb
slouchiness \ˈslau̇-chē-nəs \ noun

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While much of the collection clung to Mrs. West's famous frame, other pieces—slouchy neon orange tops, mock-necks, and cargo pants—offered new spins on prior seasons’ exaggerated unisex sizing. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West and Kylie Jenner Continue to Roll Out Yeezy Season 7 for the Paparazzi," 14 June 2018 Take a fashion cue from Victoria Beckham, whose slouchy red dress, with asymmetric detailing and side slit, would work for the holiday and beyond. Kristin Larson,, "Fourth of July attire: Chic red, white and blue looks," 26 June 2018 Bike shorts—another Kardashian West staple—amped up the effect, while slouchy over-the-knee boots grounded the ensemble with a dressier, leg-lengthening finish. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West Reveals a New Yeezy Look: Spandex and Slouchy Boots," 3 July 2018 Just one day after packing on the PDA while shopping together in N.Y.C., Grande showed off her love for Davidson on her Instagram story by wearing a slouchy sweatshirt with a photograph of her fiancé printed right across the front. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Ariana Grande Shows Love for Fiancé Pete Davidson by Wearing a Sweatshirt with His Face on It," 29 June 2018 Rimini is celebrated in slouchy knitwear with the city’s name in rainbow colors, worn with striped denim shorts layered over longer boxers. Washington Post, "Prada redefines youthful elegance with psychedelic flair," 17 June 2018 Richie sported a slouchy top, baggy camouflage pants and crisp white Reebok sneakers, while Disick opted for an camo hoodie, black pants and white sneakers that matched his girlfriend’s. Alexia Fernandez,, "Scott Disick & Sofia Richie's Sudden Split: Looking Back at Their 1-Year Romance," 4 June 2018 Macron’s approach to fashion as First Lady has evolved rapidly over the past few months, which saw her travel to India and don ankle-grazing lace eveningwear and slouchy summer suiting. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Brigitte Macron Suits Up in Next Season’s Most Flattering Silhouette," 9 Apr. 2018 The converse is also true: Just picture a sullen teenager whose slouchy posture instantly conveys a sense of apathy. Barbara Brody,, "The Surprisingly Easy Move That Can Make You Happier and Boost Your Energy Instantly," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of slouchy

circa 1693, in the meaning defined above

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