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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 ?
"The lazy Irish loafer! My own room's just above Rosy's.
"Matter!" cried a rye loafer, indignantly, "why the horrid beast has eaten three of our dear Crumpets, and is now devouring a Salt-rising Biscuit!"
"I am a good worker," Newman continued, "but I rather think I am a poor loafer. I have come abroad to amuse myself, but I doubt whether I know how."
He hurried to his chamber and was down again in a few minutes dressed as a common loafer. With his collar turned up, his shiny, seedy coat, his red cravat, and his worn boots, he was a perfect sample of the class.
There was empty drygoods boxes under the awnings, and loafers roosting on them all day long, whittling them with their Barlow knives; and chawing tobacco, and gaping and yawning and stretching -- a mighty ornery lot.
"But," said the Spectator, "you said in your famous speech before the Society for the Prevention of the Protrusion of Nail Heads from Plank Sidewalks that Kings were blood-smeared oppressors and hell- bound loafers."
Among these were a couple of cyclists, a jobbing gardener I employed sometimes, a girl carrying a baby, Gregg the butcher and his little boy, and two or three loafers and golf caddies who were accustomed to hang about the railway station.
"The amphitheatre was packed, from the bull-ring to the highest row - twelve thousand people in one circling mass, one slanting, solid mass - royalties, nobles, clergy, ladies, gentlemen, state officials, generals, admirals, soldiers, sailors, lawyers, thieves, merchants, brokers, cooks, housemaids, scullery-maids, doubtful women, dudes, gamblers, beggars, loafers, tramps, American ladies, gentlemen, preachers, English ladies, gentlemen, preachers, German ditto, French ditto, and so on and so on, all the world represented: Spaniards to admire and praise, foreigners to enjoy and go home and find fault - there they were, one solid, sloping, circling sweep of rippling and flashing color under the downpour of the summer sun - just a garden, a gaudy, gorgeous flower-garden!
He hangs about outside the shop until he has succeeded in attracting the attention of all the loafers in the neighborhood and has aroused strong suspicions in the mind of the policeman on the beat.
But you're as likely as any to be mistook on a flimflam game, such as these loafers is putting up.
There were all the broken-down old bums and loafers I had bought drinks for.
Move on, there, move on!" This to a butcher's boy, a maid, and one or two loafers who had collected.