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multislacking Syllabification: mul·ti·slack·ing
Pronunciation: /ˌməltēˈslakiNG/ /ˌməltī-/

Definition of multislacking in English:


The practice of using a computer at work for tasks or activities that are not related to one’s job: most employers tolerate a certain amount of multislacking
More example sentences
  • And a growing body of evidence suggests that multitasking can easily turn into multislacking.
  • I'm the king of multislacking.


Example sentences
  • I'm the poster child for multislackers and hater tots.
  • With the world's greatest diversion at their fingertips, many multitaskers are turning into multislackers, doing everything from ordering spring wardrobes, planning elaborate summer holidays, carrying on torrid cyberaffairs, day-trading their portfolios, and eBaying their belongings.


Multi-+ slacking 'working slowly or lazily', on the pattern of multitasking.

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