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  • noun A shirker

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  • noun a shirker


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  • It is one of the difficulties of the M.O. to distinguish between a case of genuine illness and a fakir or "scrimshanker," and a good supply of common sense and a knowledge of human nature is a great asset in making correct diagnoses.

    On the Fringe of the Great Fight 1921

  • I hear that he is considered locally as rather a scrimshanker " more talk than work. "

    Sleeping Murder Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976 1976


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  • For some reason this word is immediately replaced with "rumpshaker" in my mind.

    October 2, 2008

  • Maybe we shouldn't ask.

    October 2, 2008

  • Scrimshanker - one who accepts neither responsibility nor work.

    (Maurice De Ville, Chesterfield)

    October 15, 2008

  • second meaning would apply to W or dubya

    December 14, 2008

  • I read scrimshander at first

    December 14, 2008