slacker

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slack·er

 (slăk′ər)
n.
1. One who shirks work or responsibility.
2. One who tries to evade military service in wartime; a draft dodger.

slacker

(ˈslækə)
n
1. a person who evades work or duty; shirker
2. informal
a. an educated young adult characterized by cynicism and apathy
b. (as modifier): slacker culture.

slack•er

(ˈslæk ər)

n.
1. a person who evades duty or work; shirker.
2. a person who evades military service; dodger.
3. an esp. educated young person who is scornful of materialism, purposeless, apathetic, and usu. works in a dead-end job.
[1790–1800; definition 3 popularized by Slackers (1991), film by R. Linklater]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slacker - a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)slacker - a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
goldbrick - a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort
do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, bum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
malingerer, shammer, skulker - someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
scrimshanker - a shirker

slacker

noun layabout, shirker, loafer, skiver (Brit. slang), idler, passenger, do-nothing, piker (Austral. & N.Z. slang), dodger, good-for-nothing, bludger (Austral. & N.Z. informal), gold brick (U.S. slang), scrimshanker (Brit. military slang) He's not a slacker, he's the best worker they've got.
Translations

slacker

[ˈslækəʳ] Nholgazán/ana m/f, vago/a m/f, gandul(a) m/f

slacker

[ˈslækər] nfainéant(e) m/fslack-jawed [ˌslækˈdʒɔːd] adjbouche bée inv

slacker

nBummelant(in) m(f)

slacker

[ˈslækəʳ] n (fam) → lavativo/a, pelandrone/a
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Barry cautions credit unions not to buy into the myth that this is the lazy slacker generation because Gen Y, she said, is very hardworking and extremely motivated.
They are now being dubbed more of the cynical generation rather than the slacker generation.
Unlike many older observers, however, she does not blame this on a slacker generation of adults kids who prefer to leech off their parents and avoid long-term commitments to relationships or real estate.
As a member of the famously apathetic slacker generation and a citizen of a city that made political disinterest cool, I'm still reeling from last week's massive march against the proposed immigrant-reduction plan debated in Congress last week.