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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who shirks work or responsibility.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb Informal To shirk one's duties; to avoid work by relaxing or performing idle activities.
  • noun Informal A person who habitually shirks his duties or avoids work; an idle worthless person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US An idle or work-shy person; a shirker

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

  • noun an idle worthless person

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