Definition of Loafer

1. Noun. Person who does no work. "A lazy bum"




2. Noun. A low leather step-in shoe; the top resembles a moccasin but it has a broad flat heel.
Generic synonyms: Shoe
Language type: Trademark

Definition of Loafer

1. n. One who loafs; a lazy lounger.

Definition of Loafer

1. Noun. An idle person. ¹

2. Noun. (trademark) A shoe with no laces, resembling a moccasin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Loafer

1. one that loafs [n -S] - See also: loafs

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Loafer

loads
loadsa
loadsamoney
loadspace
loadspaces
loadstar
loadstars
loadstone
loadstones
loaf
loaf about
loaf around
loaf of bread
loaf sugar
loafed
loafer (current term)
loafered
loafers
loafing
loafings
loaflike
loafs
loam
loamed
loamier
loamiest
loaminess
loaminesses
loaming
loamless

Literary usage of Loafer

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1900)
"The time has come for transferring the habitual vagrant and the loafer ... Take the urban loafer. While honest men are working we give him the free run of ..."

2. The Various Writings of Cornelius Mathews by Cornelius Mathews (1863)
"Ben. was a metropolitan loafer, and a phenomenon. ... Benjamin Smith, then, was a tall loafer, surmounted with a well-woven and well-entangled mat of hair, ..."

3. Individual Training in Our Colleges by Clarence Frank Birdseye (1907)
""The college loafer must be dealt with apart. Oxford accepted the loafer years ago and separates her standards into 'pass' and 'honor' men. ..."

4. Discipline and the Derelict: Being a Series of Essays on Some of Those who by Thomas Arkle Clark (1921)
"It takes a man of some energy to be a real devil, so that the loafer at first seldom gets into anything that is difficult, or dangerous, or not nice; ..."

5. The Wit and Humor of America by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1911)
"THE loafer AND THE SQUIRE BY PORTE CRAYON The squire himself was the type of a class found only among the rural population of our Southern States—a class, ..."

6. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"(i) An idler : from choice or necessity : a loafer or a man seeking work. PUBLIC-LEDGER, suis. phr. (common).—A prostitute : see TART. ..."

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