\ 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 Oasis, in 1996, was Britain: slouchy, cynical, funny, smart-arsed, brash, but a bit sensitive and bookish underneath. Kyle Smith, National Review, 10 July 2021 Jolie pieced together a slouchy linen blazer with a white satin crew-neck T-shirt and matching wide-leg trousers. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 June 2021 There are slouchy soft styles that go swimmingly with a bikini top, flip-flops, and summer-camp jewelry for casual beach days. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 13 May 2021 Katie Holmes, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Bella Hadid have all stepped out in roomy, slouchy denim—and now, designer Marc Jacobs is rocking them, too. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 6 June 2021 What's more, The Row designer styled her strappy sandals — that many deem fit only for indoor use or a day at the beach — with an oversized, navy blue coat, a slouchy blue button-down, and navy blue trousers for dinner in New York City. Eliza Huber,, 18 May 2021 For his other appearance, Cudi sported a slouchy green cardigan on the NBC show. Tanya Klich, Forbes, 11 Apr. 2021 Holmes paired the chic skirt with a white T-shirt, and slouchy black leather boots. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, 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, 12 Nov. 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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15 Jul 2021

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“Slouchy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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