Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who shirks a duty or responsibility.
  • n. One who is lazy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who shirks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who shirks duty or danger.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)

Etymologies

to shirk + -er (Wiktionary)

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