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
References in classic literature ?
The more intense his thinking, the slacker was the droop of his lower jaw.
He had no sooner given his father these raisins but I saw him come out of the boat, and run away as if he had been bewitched, for he was the swiftest fellow on his feet that ever I saw: I say, he ran at such a rate that he was out of sight, as it were, in an instant; and though I called, and hallooed out too after him, it was all one - away he went; and in a quarter of an hour I saw him come back again, though not so fast as he went; and as he came nearer I found his pace slacker, because he had something in his hand.
They can either be a player or a slacker, the guy who never even tries to save face.
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Slacker Radio is another music streaming service, and at $4 a month, is perhaps the cheapest one available.
Everyone we deal with here disputes the slacker mentality.
"I saw Stranger Than Paradise and Slacker and I went, `Oh man, even I could do that.' They were very simple, especially Stranger Than Paradise.
When I worked in daytime television and would leave bleary-eyed and delirious after ten hours, my co-workers would look at me as if I were some kind of traitorous slacker. Each day I would promise myself I would go home after eight hours, and each day I broke that pact.
But lest the Internet wunderkind reputation get erased as completely as its slacker predecessor, historians will have at least one document with which to remember our heyday: The Next Deal, 25-year-old Andrei Cherny's self-proclaimed political manifesto for a new generation.
Johnny the football star brings a knife to school and gets a warning, while Bob the slacker is suspended.
Moore, the man behind the documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11," will speak at noon as part of his get-out-the-vote "Slacker Uprising Tour." He will speak at Willamette University in Salem tonight.
HUGH Grant dons a trendy new spiky hairdo as a thirtysometing slacker who helps out a suicidal hippy mother by acting as surrogate father to her 12-year-old son Marcus (Nicholas Hoult).