scrimshanker


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scrimshanker

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skrimshanker

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scrimshank

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(Military) military slang Brit a shirker
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Noun1.scrimshanker - a shirker
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
shirker, slacker - a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
Translations

scrimshanker

[ˈskrɪmˌʃæŋkəʳ] N (Brit) (Mil) → rácano m

scrimshanker

n (Brit Mil sl) → Drückeberger(in) m(f) (inf)
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Dodgy Dave, who's never had a proper job in his life, assumes that all those who failed the test are scrimshankers, and all those who pulled out were trying it on.
But surely voters have the right to know that his Bullingdon Club were the biggest bunch of champagne sozzled scrimshankers on the campus.
These indolent scrimshankers and malingerers might have to do the odd hour of work in the summer when we have evening racing (and every Sunday), but their idle hands need occupation in the winter when more floodlit dross will have fresh converts to the game clamouring at the gates.