Lag′gard, Lag′ger, one who lags behind: a loiterer: an idler.
He cannot afford to be a trifler or a loiterer on the way, but must push on continually.
I have been an explorer of caves and ravines, a loiterer along sea-shores, a climber among rocks, a labourer in quarries.
The loiterer was not sold only to the local public at Oxford.
A table, some stone benches, and a light garden seat seemed to invite the loiterer to stay and rest.
Another way was described in the diary of a modern Oxford man in The loiterer.
That agent had, by the style of his accost, restored the loiterer to his former place in society.
“They call her the Good Hope, of Dartmouth,” replied the loiterer.
But urge in haste This loiterer forth; yea, let him urge himself445 To overtake me ere I quit the town.
Up to that time he allows himself to be a loiterer in ethics.
early 15c., "idle one's time, dawdle over work," from Middle Dutch loteren "be loose or erratic, shake, totter" like a loose tooth or a sail in a storm; in modern Dutch, leuteren "to delay, linger, loiter over one's work." Probably cognate with Old English lutian "lurk," and related to Old English loddere "beggar;" Old High German lotar "empty, vain," luzen "lurk;" German Lotterbube "vagabond, rascal," lauschen "eavesdrop;" Gothic luton "mislead;" Old English lyðre "base, bad, wicked." Related: Loitered; loitering.