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Definition of "slouch" [slouch]

  • To sit, stand, or walk with an awkward, drooping, excessively relaxed posture. (verb-intransitive)
  • To droop or hang carelessly, as a hat. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to droop; stoop. (verb-transitive)
  • An awkward, drooping, excessively relaxed posture or gait. (noun)
  • Slang An awkward, lazy, or inept person: good at chess and no slouch at bridge, either. (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 "slouch" in a sentence
  • "This is the same Mr. Moss whom Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis assessed as a "slouch" last winter, and the same Mr. Moss who burned Mr. Revis on a touchdown reception during the Jets '28-14 victory over the Patriots on Sept. 19."
  • "I am looking at this word "slouch" which I have never used like this before."
  • "Revis referred to Moss as a "slouch" while playing a word-association game on the NFL Network in January."