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Slouch definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SLOUCH, n. [This word probably belongs to the root of lag, slug.]
1. A hanging down; a depression of the head or of some other part of the body, an ungainly clownish gait.
2. An awkward, heavy, clownish fellow.
SLOUCH, v.i. To hang down; to have a down cast clownish look, gait or manner.
SLOUCH, v.t. To depress; to cause to hang down; as, to slouch the hat.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an incompetent person; usually used in negative constructions; "he's no slouch when it comes to baseball"
2: a stooping carriage in standing and walking v
1: assume a drooping posture or carriage [syn: slump, slouch]
2: walk slovenly

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1515 1. a. an awkward fellow ; lout b. one that is unimpressive; especially a lazy or incompetent person used in negative constructions <was no slouch at cooking> 2. a gait or posture characterized by an ungainly stooping of the head and shoulders or excessive relaxation of body muscles II. verb Date: 1754 intransitive verb 1. to walk, stand, or sit with a slouch ; assume a slouch 2. droop 3. to go or move slowly or reluctantly transitive verb to cause to droop <slouched his shoulders> sloucher noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v. 1 intr. stand or move or sit in a drooping ungainly fashion. 2 tr. bend one side of the brim of (a hat) downwards (opp. COCK(1)). 3 intr. droop, hang down loosely. --n. 1 a slouching posture or movement, a stoop. 2 a downward bend of a hat-brim (opp. COCK(1)). 3 sl. an incompetent or slovenly worker or operator or performance. Phrases and idioms: slouch hat a hat with a wide flexible brim. Derivatives: slouchy adj. (slouchier, slouchiest). Etymology: 16th c.: orig. unkn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Slouch Slouch, n. [Cf. Icel. sl?kra slouching felloew, and E. slack, slug, a lazy fellow.] 1. 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. 2. An awkward, heavy, clownish fellow. [Colloq.] Slouth hat, a soft, limp hat of unstiffened cloth or felt.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Slouch Slouch, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slouched; p. pr. & vb. n. Slouching.] 1. To droop, as the head. 2. To walk in a clumsy, lazy manner. [Colloq.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Slouch Slouch, v. t. To cause to hang down; to depress at the side; as, to slouth the hat.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(slouches, slouching, slouched) 1. If someone slouches, they sit or stand with their shoulders and head bent so they look lazy and unattractive. Try not to slouch when you are sitting down... She has recently begun to slouch over her typewriter. VERB: V, V prep/adv 2. If someone slouches somewhere, they walk around slowly with their shoulders and head bent looking lazy or bored. Most of the time, they slouch around in the fields... VERB: V adv/prep

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Lubber, clown, awkward fellow, lout. 2. Clownish gait, stoop.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A stooping gait, a negligent slovenly fellow. To slouch; to hang down one's head. A slouched hat: a hat whose brims are let down.

Moby Thesaurus

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