Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Agent noun of skulk; one who skulks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who skulks, shrinks, or sneaks, as from danger, duty, or work.
  • n. plural In ornithology, specifically, the Latitores.

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

  • n. someone waiting in concealment
  • n. someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity

Etymologies

skulk + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Rashleigh, who had never before worked at any species of manual labour, was quickly termed a skulker, and was obliged to endure a double share of the oppression of his overseer on this account.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • If a man can possibly avoid it, let him never go to the hospital: for he will be called a "skulker," or

    Campaigns of a Non-Combatant, and His Romaunt Abroad During the War

  • When a local "skulker" is killed, all the old fears are reawakened.

    From Inside the Box

  • I felt the bile come up in my throat with fear - but I was armed, wasn't I, and he probably wasn't, and I'd been a pretty useful night-skulker in my time, too.

    Watershed

  • So Bissage is the skulker they are looking for at the Franklin Institute.

    "They became a Wurlitzer for Barack Obama..."

  • To you I am a monster, a skulker in the shadows, a fiend to scare your children with.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Vampyre umbral skulker until sunlight dwindles then bat becomes nocturnal prince throat ravager, claret quaffer, night wraith fearless charlatan, blood drunkard but at dawn's flushing kiss he yields to light

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Kerry has proved himself in Vietnam war and he was not a skulker.

    Blogtalk: The Kerry Kerfuffle, Day 2 - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • So he says, ‘You door-skulker, what do you want there?’

    Erema

  • These remarks being offered to Mr George Sampson, who had not the courage to come out for single combat, but lurked with his chest under the table and his eyes cast down, Mrs Wilfer proceeded, in a voice of increasing sternness and impressiveness, until she should force that skulker to give himself up.

    Our Mutual Friend

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