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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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Examples from the web for slouchy
  • Translation: sleek neoprene mixed with slouchy urban shapes.
  • Both teams played some slouchy ball but offset it with exceptionally brilliant work at other times.
  • Ira was about six feet two inches in height, measuring straight and not around the slouchy stoop of his shoulders.
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.

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