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shirker

[shur-ker] /ˈʃɜr kər/
noun
1.
a person who evades work, duty, responsibility, etc.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; shirk + -er1
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  • For intermediate levels of shirker productivity, some workers shirk in equilibrium, and some do not.
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shirk1

/ʃɜːk/
verb
1.
to avoid discharging (work, a duty, etc); evade
noun
2.
a person who shirks
Word Origin
C17: probably from German Schurke rogue; see shark²
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Word Origin and History for shirker
n.

1799, agent noun from shirk.

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