Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun Agent noun of skulk; one who skulks.

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

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

Etymologies

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skulk + -er

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

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

    From Inside the Box

  • 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

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

    Books in the Mail (W/E 8/30/2008)

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

    Archive 2008-08-01

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

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

  • 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

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