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[slou-chee] /ˈslaʊ tʃi/
adjective, slouchier, slouchiest.
of or relating to a slouch or to a slouching manner, posture, etc.
Origin of slouchy
1685-95; slouch + -y1
Related forms
slouchily, adverb
slouchiness, noun
unslouchy, adjective Unabridged
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  • Harriet, the slouchy maid, was not in evidence, so I opened the street door for myself.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He was a heavy-set, slouchy man in jeans, broad-shouldered and bowlegged.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • The slouchy appearance which he is said to have presented on other occasions was conspicuously absent here.

  • Off the stage—and I have never seen them on—they are tired and slouchy and easy-going.

    The Celebrity at Home Violet Hunt
  • slouchy, dirty, and lazy-looking, perhaps; but there were nevertheless good muscles and a strong body under those ragged overalls.

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  • He is at most times a day-laborer, slouchy in his bearing and slovenly in his dress.

    Frontier Folk George Booth
  • It's the slouchy horse that breaks his kind owner's neck some day.

    Desert Conquest A. M. Chisholm
  • There is nothing haphazard or slouchy about the way they go about it.

    Bert Wilson at the Wheel J. W. Duffield
  • Norcross asked himself, as he followed the slouchy old rancher into the unkempt yard.

    The Forester's Daughter Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for slouchy


adjective -ier, -iest
slouching; lazy
(of clothes) casual, soft, and relatively unstructured
Derived Forms
slouchily, adverb
slouchiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for slouchy

1690s, from slouch + -y (2). Related: Slouchily; slouchiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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