slouch

[slouch]
verb (used without object)
1.
to sit or stand with an awkward, drooping posture.
2.
to move or walk with loosely drooping body and careless gait.
3.
to have a droop or downward bend, as a hat.
verb (used with object)
4.
to cause to droop or bend down, as the shoulders or a hat.
noun
5.
a drooping or bending forward of the head and shoulders; an awkward, drooping posture or carriage.
6.
an awkward, clumsy, or slovenly person.
8.
a lazy, inept, or inefficient person.

Origin:
1505–15; origin uncertain

sloucher, noun
slouchingly, adverb
unslouched, adjective
unslouching, adjective


8. laggard, loafer, sluggard.
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slouch (slaʊtʃ)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to sit or stand with a drooping bearing
2.  (intr) to walk or move with an awkward slovenly gait
3.  (tr) to cause (the shoulders) to droop
 
n
4.  a drooping carriage
5.  informal (usually used in negative constructions) an incompetent or slovenly person: he's no slouch at football
 
[C16: of unknown origin]
 
'sloucher
 
n
 
'slouching
 
adj
 
'slouchingly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

slouch
1515, "lazy man," variant of slouk (1570), perhaps from O.N. slokr "lazy fellow," and related to slack on the notion of "sagging, drooping." Meaning "stooping of the head and shoulders" first recorded 1725. The verb meaning "walk with a slouch" is from 1754. Slouch hat first attested 1837.
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Example sentences
Don't let your shoulders slump, your head droop, or your lower back slouch.
It takes some beef to run all the peripherals, and the handset itself is no
  slouch.
It's a tie between the gap-toothed grin framed with big ears and the
  round-shouldered, bowlegged slouch.
He moves with an athletic slouch, and his fair skin is weathered from years of
  island sun.
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