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loafer

[loh-fer] /ˈloʊ fər/
noun
1.
a person who loafs; lazy person; idler.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; perhaps short for *landloafer vagabond; compare German (obsolete) Landläufer, Dutch landloper; see landloper
Related forms
loaferish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for loaferish

loafer

/ˈləʊfə/
noun
1.
a person who avoids work; idler
2.
a moccasin-like shoe for casual wear
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from German Landläufer vagabond
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Word Origin and History for loaferish

loafer

n.

"idler, person who loafs," 1830, of uncertain origin (see loaf (v.)). As a type of shoe, 1937. Related: Loafers.

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