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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who shams illness, especially for the purpose of shirking work or avoiding duty.

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

  • noun In the army, a soldier who feigns himself sick, or who induces or protracts an illness, in order to avoid doing his duty; hence, in general, one who shirks his duty by pretending illness or inability.

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

  • noun A person who malingers.

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

  • noun someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity

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