- 1A person who avoids work or effort: the slackers who let the side down by their want of team spiritMore example sentences
layabout, idler, shirker, loafer, malingerer, work-dodger, clock-watcher, good-for-nothing, sluggard, slug, laggardNorth American • informal gold brick, goof-offAustralian/New Zealand • informal bludgerFrench • archaic fainéant
- 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.
- 1.1US A person who evades military service.More 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 cultureMore 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.