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v. slouched, slouch·ing, slouch·es
1. To sit, stand, or walk with an awkward, drooping posture.
2. To droop or hang carelessly, as a hat.
To cause to droop; stoop.
1. An awkward, drooping posture or gait.
2. Slang An awkward, lazy, or inept person: good at chess and no slouch at bridge, either.

[Origin unknown.]

slouch′er n.
slouch′i·ly adv.
slouch′i·ness n.
slouch′y adj.


to sit, lie or lean in an ungainly way, with one's limbs spread out


[ˈslaʊtʃt] adj
to be slouched → être avachi(e)
She was slouched in a chair → Elle était avachie sur une chaise.
References in classic literature ?
Behind him slouched the Beast Man, M'ling, and round M'ling's jaws were some queer dark stains.
"I would rather not," the young man muttered, and would have slouched off, but Wingrave caught him by the arm.
He always slouched, locomotively, with his eyes on the ground; and, when accosted or otherwise required to raise them, he looked up in a half resentful, half puzzled way, as though the only thought he ever had, was, that it was rather an odd and injurious fact that he should never be thinking.
Orlick, with his hands in his pockets, slouched heavily at my side.
But at last with a growl he shook his head and slouched off, for bears will not touch dead meat.
With slouched hat, Ahab lurchingly paced the planks.
This canteen (with a funnel on its top, like a cavalier cap slouched over the eyes) was set on edge upon the puncheon, with the hole toward myself; and through this hole, which seemed puckered up like the mouth of a very precise old maid, the creature was emitting certain rumbling and grumbling noises which he evidently intended for intelligible talk.
He arose in a terrible passion, slouched his funnel down over his eyes, swore a vast oath, uttered a threat of some character which I did not precisely comprehend, and finally made me a low bow and departed, wishing me, in the language of the archbishop in Gil-Blas, "beaucoup de bonheur et un peu plus de bon sens."
'Oh, go with me; if we five are together, we shall easily travel through the wide world.' So he went with him, and, not long afterwards, they met a man who wore a little hat, but he had it slouched over one ear.
These students rated their energy level and were then told to walk with a slouched posture or to use the typical walking pattern of opposite arm and leg skipping.
In a study conducted by San Francisco State University, students were asked to walk down a hallway in a slouched position or by skipping.
DON'T SLUMP IF YOU sit slouched, or slightly hunched over, you're likely to be piling the pressure on your lower back as it has to cope with the weight of your upper body.