from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who is habitually idle: disliked loafers on the job.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An idle person.
- n. A shoe with no laces, resembling a moccasin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who loafs; a lazy lounger.
- n. A type of shoe without laces which can be easily slipped on or off; -- originally a trademark.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An idle man, lounger, or aimless stroller, of whatever social condition; specifically, one who is too lazy to work or pursue regular business, and lounges about, depending upon chance or disreputable means for subsistence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a low leather step-in shoe; the top resembles a moccasin but it has a broad flat heel
- n. person who does no work
After eight years of the so-called K Street Project — the effort by Republican lawmakers and operatives to pressure companies, trade associations and lobbying firms to hire their fellow Republicans — the tasseled loafer is on the other foot.
Just as FrenchCanadian has borrowed Americanisms that are loan-words from other immigrant tongues, e. g., bum and loafer from the German, so some of the South American dialects have borrowed rapidas (= rapids), and kimono, the first brought into American from the French and the second from the Japanese.
Also wot you call loafer: 'e do not work wen' e wish not to.
Propped against the wall on a thin Italian loafer, he was black and hadn’t said anything except to introduce himself.
Generally known as a loafer, suspected of boosting for so-called 'wire-tappers' operating on upper West Side last spring.
Reformer, for a loafer was my detestation, and behold!
In the larrikin he will not be able to discover a new species, but only an old one met elsewhere, and variously called loafer, rough, tough, bummer, or blatherskite, according to his geographical distribution.
Near the hotel there was always a kind of loafer who accosted travellers, and who would not refuse.
I have said nothing of that unnatural specimen of humanity, sometimes called a "loafer," and by still more ignoble names, who, to use a vulgar term, "grubs" on his parents, drinks what he earns and befouls the home he robs, with his loathsome presence and scandalous living.
i like mepali's, layman, and respose's analysis about bbt. if 3 panel judge give their annonymous verdict that bbt is loafer, that is agreeable. i haven't seen a single piece of written work by bbt so far. that proves how gobar ganesh he is.
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