Definition of slacker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈslakə/


1A person who avoids work or effort: the slackers who let the side down by their want of team spirit
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  • 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.
informal passenger, lazybones, slugabed, couch potato, cyberslacker
British informal skiver, lead-swinger, scrimshanker
North American informal gold brick, goof-off
Australian/New Zealand informal bludger
French archaic fainéant
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: they are portrayed as dreamy, disenfranchised slackers [as modifier]: slacker culture
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  • 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.

Words that rhyme with slacker

alpaca, attacker, backer, clacker, claqueur, Dhaka, hacker, Hakka, lacquer, maraca, paca, packer, sifaka, smacker, stacker, tacker, tracker, whacker, yakka

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