Definition of loafer in English:

loafer

Syllabification: loaf·er
Pronunciation: /ˈlōfər
 
/

noun

  • 2A leather shoe shaped like a moccasin, with a low flat heel.
    More example sentences
    • There are casual shoes that can pass for dress shoes, with the rubber sole and wedge heel, in both lace shoes and loafers.
    • Tan leather shoes are available as loafers or oxfords, as well as suede or calfskin, just make sure that the color is practical with the rest of your wardrobe.
    • Blue jeans are versatile and comfortable, and can easily be combined with dressier shoes, sneakers, sandals, or loafers to make for a great sporty look.

Origin

mid 19th century: perhaps from German Landläufer 'tramp', from Land 'land' + laufen (dialect lofen) 'to run'.

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