loafer

loafer

[loh-fer]

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism; perhaps short for *landloafer vagabond; compare German (obsolete) Landläufer, Dutch landloper; see landloper

loaferish, adjective
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Loafer

[loh-fer]
Trademark.
a brand name for a moccasinlike slip-on shoe.
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loafer (ˈləʊfə)
 
n
1.  a person who avoids work; idler
2.  a moccasin-like shoe for casual wear
 
[C19: perhaps from German Landläufer vagabond]

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loafer
type of shoe, 1939, originally a brand name (Fortnum and Mason Ltd., London), from loaf (v.). Related: Loafers.
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