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Definition of "loafer" []

  • One who is habitually idle: disliked loafers on the job. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "loafer" in a sentence
  • "After eight years of the so-called K Street Project — the effort by Republican lawmakers and operatives to pressure companies, trade associations and lobbying firms to hire their fellow Republicans — the tasseled loafer is on the other foot."
  • "Just as FrenchCanadian has borrowed Americanisms that are loan-words from other immigrant tongues, e. g., bum and loafer from the German, so some of the South American dialects have borrowed rapidas (= rapids), and kimono, the first brought into American from the French and the second from the Japanese."
  • "Also wot you call loafer: 'e do not work wen' e wish not to."