American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A trademark used for a low leather step-in shoe with an upper resembling a moccasin but with a broad, flat heel. This trademark often occurs in print in lowercase: "The groom wore jeans, loafers and no socks” ( Sports Illustrated).
“My friend the publisher calls the Loafer's narratives "thrilling," but”
“The Loafer was a man who only cared for gloom and squalor after he had given up the world of gaiety and refinement.”
“And, by the way, this reminds me that I wanted to call these "C.arcoal Sketches," -- that title being mine long before the late Joseph C. Neal borrowed it of me without leave, and used it for his "Loafer" and a variety of capital sketches, which have been attributed to me, and still are, notwithstanding my denials.”
“Loafer" was written all over him -- from his ragged, matted hair to the fringe on the bottom of his trousers.”
“On Monday, the last event will be the golf battle for the 'Loafer's Cup' at the Lee Valley Golf Club, Ovens, Co. Cork.”
“Clockwise from top left: Rochas Loafers, $850, barneys.com ; Leather Loafers, $595, tods.com ; Kors Michael Kors Burgundy Oldham Leather Loafer, $225, available at select Michael Kors stores, 866-709-5677; Dieppa Restrepo 'Penny' Bowler Purple Patent, $240, mnzstore.com ; G.H. Bass & Co.”
“And though a new glitzy gang of jetsetters has discovered the once discretion-friendly vacation paradise, the Belgian Loafer Set still rules the roost.”
“Benjamin Sternberg of the same address will henceforward be called 'Penny Loafer.”
“Moccasino Comodino (The Comfortable Loafer ... for the woman who has her head screwed on right and plenty to get done)”
“We can go back to being ourselves, and not the Loafer, Enforcer, Sniffer or other dining-out alter-egos that may existin us.”
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