slouch [slouch] /slaʊtʃ/ Show IPA
verb (used without object)
to sit or stand with an awkward, drooping posture.
to move or walk with loosely drooping body and careless gait.
to have a droop or downward bend, as a hat.
verb (used with object)
to cause to droop or bend down, as the shoulders or a hat.
a drooping or bending forward of the head and shoulders; an awkward, drooping posture or carriage.
an awkward, clumsy, or slovenly person.
a lazy, inept, or inefficient person.
1505–15; origin uncertain
8. laggard, loafer, sluggard.