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loaf·er 1

One who is habitually idle: disliked loafers on the job.

[Short for obsolete land-loafer, vagabond, idler, possibly partial translation of obsolete German Landläufer, from Middle High German landlöufer : land, land + löufer, runner (from loufen, to run, from Old High German hlouffan).]

loaf·er 2

A low leather step-in shoe with an upper resembling a moccasin but with a broad, flat heel.

[Originally a trademark.]


1. a person who avoids work; idler
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a moccasin-like shoe for casual wear
[C19: perhaps from German Landläufer vagabond]


(ˈloʊ fər)

a person who loafs; idler.
[1820–30; perhaps short for landloafer vagabond; compare German (obsolete) Landläufer, Dutch landloper landloper]


(ˈloʊ fər)
a moccasinlike slip-on shoe.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loafer - person who does no workloafer - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
nonworker - a person who does nothing
clock watcher - a worker preoccupied with the arrival of quitting time
couch potato - an idler who spends much time on a couch (usually watching television)
dallier, dillydallier, dilly-dallier, lounger, mope - someone who wastes time
dawdler, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke, drone - someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
daydreamer, woolgatherer - someone who indulges in idle or absentminded daydreaming
lazybones - a lazy person
lie-abed, slugabed - a person who stays in bed until a relatively late hour
loon - a worthless lazy fellow
shirker, slacker - a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
sluggard, slug - an idle slothful person
spiv - a person without employment who makes money by various dubious schemes; goes about smartly dressed and having a good time
sunbather - someone who basks in the sunshine in order to get a suntan
trifler - one who behaves lightly or not seriously
whittler - someone who whittles (usually as an idle pastime)
2.Loafer - a low leather step-in shoe; the top resembles a moccasin but it has a broad flat heel
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product


noun idler, lounger, bum (informal), piker (Austral. & N.Z. slang), drone (Brit.), shirker, couch potato (slang), time-waster, layabout, skiver (Brit. slang), ne'er-do-well, wastrel, bludger (Austral. & N.Z. informal), lazybones (informal) a lovable loafer with a roving eye


A self-indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity:
Slang: slouch.
حِذاء بدون رباطمُتَسَكِّع
nevarstomas pusbatis
aylak kimse


[ˈləʊfəʳ] N
1. (= person) → gandul(a) m/f, vago/a m/f
2. (= shoe) → mocasín m


[ˈləʊfər] n (= shoe) → mocassin m, flâneur m (québécisme)


(inf: = idler) → Faulenzer(in) m(f), → Nichtstuer(in) m(f)
(esp US: = casual shoe) → Halbschuh m, → Trotteur m


[ˈləʊfəʳ] n (fam) → scansafatiche m/f inv; (shoes) loafersmocassini mpl


(ˈləufər) noun
(American) a flat leather shoe without a shoestring or buckle to fasten it.
References in classic literature ?
There was as many as one loafer leaning up against every awning-post, and he most always had his hands in his britches-pockets, except when he fetched them out to lend a chaw of tobacco or scratch.
He found the "nigger" in him involuntarily giving the road, on the sidewalk, to a white rowdy and loafer.
He was afraid of the men, and also of that old second mate of his who had been sailing with him for years--a gray-headed old humbug; and his steward, too, had been with him devil knows how long-- seventeen years or more--a dogmatic sort of loafer who hated me like poison, just because I was the chief mate.
I am a good worker," Newman continued, "but I rather think I am a poor loafer.
I explained, with apologies, that my servant had called me into the drawing-room on a false alarm; or that some loafer bad tried to call on Strickland, and, thinking better of it, fled after giving his name.
Oh," said the loafer, with a grin, "it is very warm hereabouts, and I meet with plenty of old acquaintances, and altogether the place suits me.
As it pulled up, one of the loafing men at the corner dashed forward to open the door in the hope of earning a copper, but was elbowed away by another loafer, who had rushed up with the same intention.
I felt that I could hardly blame her if she got the idea that I was a worthless loafer or tramp.
cried a rye loafer, indignantly, "why the horrid beast has eaten three of our dear Crumpets, and is now devouring a Salt-rising Biscuit
Yes," he answered, "there are in me the makings of a very fine loafer and also of a pretty spry sort of fellow.
Aren't you ever going to clear out of this, you loafer ?
To the right there is a door from the saloon, with a few loafers in the doorway, and in the corner beyond it a bar, with a presiding genius clad in soiled white, with waxed black mustaches and a carefully oiled curl plastered against one side of his forehead.