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Slacker   /slˈækər/   Listen

A person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime).  Synonym: shirker.

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"Slacker" Quotes from Famous Books

... she won't—the slacker! I shall just have to go and rout her up, and make her find it. Oh, ...
— A harum-scarum schoolgirl • Angela Brazil

... origin, and some of them had crumbled into heaps of ragged debris. The slope of the ravine became a talus it was almost impossible to scramble along, and they were forced back upon the boulders and the half-thawn ice in the slacker pools. ...
— Hawtrey's Deputy • Harold Bindloss

... kept the great pace Neck by neck, stride by stride, never changing our place; I turned in my saddle and made its girths tight, Then shortened each stirrup, and set the pique right, Rebuckled the cheek-strap, chained slacker the bit, Nor galloped ...
— Robert Browning: How To Know Him • William Lyon Phelps

... well-governed, and, in the other, too small to maintain itself. There is in every body politic a maximum of force which cannot be exceeded, and from which the state often falls away by the process of enlarging itself. The further the social bond is extended, the slacker it becomes; and, in general, a small state is proportionately stronger than ...
— The World's Greatest Books—Volume 14—Philosophy and Economics • Various

... dinner you can give us nice white table cloths but at other times it is only bare boards", "Well Sir," he hesitatingly replied, "they were two of Stewart's sheets." Sundays were usually fairly slack days. I sometimes thought that they could have been even slacker, it being so absolutely necessary to have one day's rest a week. Church Parade would be held in the early morning, and another service at 6 in the evening after the sun had set. These evening services were very impressive; ...
— With a Highland Regiment in Mesopotamia - 1916—1917 • Anonymous

... when the firing began in front of us, and one aide-de-camp after another was sent forwards. At first the enemy's attack was answered briskly by our own advanced people, and our men huzzaed and cheered with good heart. But very soon our fire grew slacker, whilst from behind every tree and bush round about us came single shots, which laid man after man low. We were marching in orderly line, the skirmishers in front, the colours and two of our small guns in the centre, ...
— The Virginians • William Makepeace Thackeray

... said his father, "the slacker, the quitter. It is nature's law. There is no place in God's ...
— The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land • Ralph Connor

Words linked to "Slacker" :   military machine, armed services, goldbrick, idler, armed forces, military, malingerer, shammer, bum, skulker, war machine, loafer, slack, shirker, scrimshanker, do-nothing, layabout

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