Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To sit, stand, or walk with an awkward, drooping posture.
  • intransitive verb To droop or hang carelessly, as a hat.
  • intransitive verb To cause to droop; stoop.
  • noun An awkward, drooping posture or gait.
  • noun Slang An awkward, lazy, or inept person.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An awkward, heavy, clownish fellow; an ungainly clown.
  • noun A drooping or depression of the head or of some other part of the body; a stoop; an ungainly, clownish gait.
  • noun A depression or hanging down; a droop: as, his hat had a slouch over his eyes.
  • noun A slouch-hat.
  • noun An inefficient or useless person or thing: usually with a negative, in praise: as, he's no slouch; it's no slouch, I tell you.
  • To droop; hang down loosely.
  • To have a clownish or loose ungainly gait, manner, or attitude; walk, sit, or pose in an awkward or loutish way.
  • To depress; cause to hang down.

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

  • transitive verb To cause to hang down; to depress at the side.
  • intransitive verb To droop, as the head.
  • intransitive verb colloq. To walk in a clumsy, lazy manner.
  • noun A hanging down of the head; a drooping attitude; a limp appearance; an ungainly, clownish gait; a sidewise depression or hanging down, as of a hat brim.
  • noun colloq. An awkward, heavy, clownish fellow.
  • noun a soft, limp hat of unstiffened cloth or felt.

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

  • noun A hanging down of the head; a drooping posture; a limp appearance
  • noun any depression or hanging down, as of a hat brim.
  • noun An awkward, heavy, clownish fellow.
  • verb to hang or droop; to adopt a limp posture

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

  • noun an incompetent person; usually used in negative constructions
  • verb walk slovenly
  • verb assume a drooping posture or carriage
  • noun a stooping carriage in standing and walking

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old Norse slókr ("a slouching, lazy fellow"), (cognate to Swedish sloka, to wilt, slouch.

Examples

  • Revis referred to Moss as a "slouch" while playing a word-association game on the NFL Network in January.

    Darrelle Revis Criticizes Randy Moss's Effort

  • Revis referred to Moss as a "slouch" while playing a word-association game on the NFL Network in January.

    Darrelle Revis Criticizes Randy Moss's Effort

  • Moss playfully fired back during an interview with ESPN before the Patriots played the Jets, saying: "I don't really get into the trash talking, but if what he called me was a 'slouch,' then I guess the 'slouch' will be there to see you on Sunday."

    Darrelle Revis Criticizes Randy Moss's Effort

  • Moss playfully fired back during an interview with ESPN before the Patriots played the Jets, saying: "I don't really get into the trash talking, but if what he called me was a 'slouch,' then I guess the 'slouch' will be there to see you on Sunday."

    Darrelle Revis Criticizes Randy Moss's Effort

  • Moss playfully fired back during an interview with ESPN before the Patriots played the Jets, saying: "I don't really get into the trash talking, but if what he called me was a 'slouch,' then I guess the 'slouch' will be there to see you on Sunday."

    Darrelle Revis Criticizes Randy Moss's Effort

  • Moss playfully fired back during an interview with ESPN before the Patriots played the Jets, saying: "I don't really get into the trash talking, but if what he called me was a 'slouch,' then I guess the 'slouch' will be there to see you on Sunday."

    Darrelle Revis Criticizes Randy Moss's Effort

  • I am looking at this word "slouch" which I have never used like this before.

    la routine - French Word-A-Day

  • This is the same Mr. Moss whom Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis assessed as a "slouch" last winter, and the same Mr. Moss who burned Mr. Revis on a touchdown reception during the Jets '28-14 victory over the Patriots on Sept. 19.

    Jets Call Favre's Era 'Uncomfortable'

  • Revis referred to Moss as a "slouch" while playing a word-association game on the NFL Network in January.

    Darrelle Revis Criticizes Randy Moss's Effort

  • Revis referred to Moss as a "slouch" while playing a word-association game on the NFL Network in January.

    Darrelle Revis Criticizes Randy Moss's Effort

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