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Definition of "shirker" [shirk•er]

  • One who shirks a duty or responsibility. (noun)
  • One who is lazy. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "shirker" in a sentence
  • "Instead, they should be calling him the worst kind of shirker, someone so un-American maybe Congresswoman Bachmann should be investigating him."
  • "Whatever may be said henceforward of these "golden lads" of ours, "shirker" and "loafer" they can never be called again."
  • "He was the typical "shirker" and "loafer," while other men worked; the parasite bred from the sweat of the poor; the soft, effeminate creature who had never faced the facts of life and never would."