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Lounger   Listen

Someone who wastes time.  Synonyms: dallier, dilly-dallier, dillydallier, mope.
An armchair whose back can be lowered and foot can be raised to allow the sitter to recline in it.  Synonyms: recliner, reclining chair.
An article of clothing designed for comfort and leisure wear.

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"Lounger" Quotes from Famous Books

... the town, and see how every one gets rid of his regular coat, and of his chimney-pot. The man of business in his rural retreat, the lawyer in vacation, the lounger at the sea-side, have all discarded them. Emancipation from the coat and hat is synonymous with leisure, enjoyment, and freedom from the formal trammels of public and civic life. The most staid and reverend ...
— The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851 • Various

... no more little attentions for Joe, but endless solicitude for Morgan's comfort; no more full smiles for him, but only the reflections of those which beamed for the chattering lounger who made a pretense of selling books while he made love ...
— The Bondboy • George W. (George Washington) Ogden

... right. I was introduced to the blacklegs in your bar-room, and by a scamp who was a habitual lounger here. They got their cards of you, and, having made me drunk, and robbed me in one of your rooms, they had no trouble in ...
— A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century • E. P. Roe

... Suddenly he perceived a stalwart Jew lounging at a neighbouring door. He moved towards him, and broached the subject afresh. The lounger shook his head. 'You may persuade that foolish Chassid,' said he, 'but you cannot expect the rest of us to join with these heretics, these godless, dancing dervishes, who are capable even of saying the afternoon prayer in ...
— Ghetto Comedies • Israel Zangwill

... book into one pannier, a cushion into the other and threw a worn steamer rug over the little beast's back; Caroline was a luxurious lounger and rarely traveled without her sumpter mule and his impedimenta. She led him with practiced quiet away from the house and paused under the gnarled old sweet-bough tree: the greenish-yellow, almost translucent globes dotted the lush, warm grass, ...
— While Caroline Was Growing • Josephine Daskam Bacon

... neither a lounger nor a dormeuse, nor a Cooper, nor a Nelson, nor a Kangaroo: a chair without a name would never do; in all things fashionable a name is more than half. Such a happy name as Kangaroo ...
— A Dictionary of Austral English • Edward Morris

... Buvat was a lounger, as every bourgeois of Paris ought to be. From one end to the other of the Palais Royal, he stared at the shops, stopping for the thousandth time before the things which generally drew his attention. On leaving the ...
— The Conspirators - The Chevalier d'Harmental • Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

... remarkable of all would this be, should we adopt the views of Mr. Hunter, because we know, from the incidental testimony of Piers Ploughman, that only forty years after the date fixed upon for the outlaw's submission "rhymes of Robin Hood" were in the mouth of every tavern lounger; and yet no chronicler can spare ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 1, Issue 2, December, 1857 • Various

Words linked to "Lounger" :   idler, bum, loafer, lounge, do-nothing, armchair, loungewear, layabout

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