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slacker

Syllabification: slack·er
Pronunciation: /ˈslakər
 
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Definition of slacker in English:

noun

informal
1A person who avoids work or effort.
Example sentences
  • Antoine is a layabout slacker who lives in a lounge at a health club where a friend lets him stay.
  • For the most part they're the seekers, slackers, and free spirits who tend to avoid the straight life, such as it is, for as long as they can.
  • In short, they are slackers - but, to their credit, slackers with jobs.
Synonyms
1.1US A person who evades military service.
Example sentences
  • Yes, we had slackers, draft dodgers and antiwar advocates, but they got short shrift, little attention and almost no press.
1.2chiefly North American A young person (especially in the 1990s) of a subculture characterized by apathy and aimlessness.
Example sentences
  • Despite their slacker stereotype, many members of Generation X have grown up to be useful and productive members of society.
  • No one can represent an entire generation - including hippies, slackers, and dotcom CEOs.
  • They were a large part of slacker culture, and became poster boys for Generation X.

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