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Definition of "slacker" [slacker]

  • One who shirks work or responsibility: "In terms of their outlook on the future, slackers regard tomorrow with a studied cynicism or . . . don't even conceive of one” ( Julie Caniglia). (noun)
  • One who tries to evade military service in wartime; a draft dodger. (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 "slacker" in a sentence
  • "At the time of the Civil War your grandpa was what we call a slacker in these days."
  • "While the juxtaposition of law school with "slacker" is eye-catching, it's the second part of the book's title -- the part that comes after the colon -- that's a better description of Doria's book."
  • "Pilotshark says: so sissy pansy hillbilly slacker is mr duke your plain pansy persona?"