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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

Loafer

[loh-fer] /ˈloʊ fər/
Trademark.
1.
a brand name for a moccasinlike slip-on shoe.
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  • But it's a lot more comfortable than wearing loafers and falling on the icy sidewalk.
  • The jobless are more or less leftists idler, loafers for whom every job is painful and tiring.
  • Anyone hanging around academia will find some loafers.
  • He screamed obscenities at the television, threw his loafers at the screen, and stormed out of the room several times.
  • Then she put aside her new bobby socks and white buck loafers.
  • F ar be it from me to condemn those who decline to walk on the wild side for fear of ruining their penny loafers.
  • While carefully casual in jeans and loafers, without makeup or rings, she is poised and attractive.
  • Featured pieces include cashmere sweaters, ermine suède loafers, and a navy mohair blazer.
  • He carried a briefcase and wore a navy suit, a red tie, and loafers.
  • The neighbor with the loafers changed into full camouflage and roamed the woods with a bayonet.
British Dictionary definitions for loafers

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 loafers

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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