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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun slouch has 2 senses

Verb slouch has 2 senses


slouchn. [Cf. Icel. slkra slouching felloew, and E. slack, slug, a lazy fellow.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An awkward, heavy, clownish fellow.  [1913 Webster]
Slouth hat, a soft, limp hat of unstiffened cloth or felt.
slouchv. i. 
  •  To droop, as the head.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To walk in a clumsy, lazy manner.  [1913 Webster]
slouchv. t. 
     To cause to hang down; to depress at the side; as, to slouth the hat.  [1913 Webster]


slouch, v. & n.
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.
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.

slouch hat a hat with a wide flexible brim.
slouchy adj. (slouchier, slouchiest).
16th c.: orig. unkn.



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VB be inactive, do nothing, move slowly, let the grass grow under one's feet, take one's time, dawdle, drawl, droil, lag, hang back, slouch, loll, lollop, lounge, poke, loaf, loiter, go to sleep over, sleep at one's post, ne battre que d'une aile, take it easy, take things as they come, lead an easy life, vegetate, swim with the stream, eat the bread of idleness, loll in the lap of luxury, loll in the lap of indolence, waste time, consume time, kill time, lose time, burn daylight, waste the precious hours, idle away time, trifle away time, fritter away time, fool away time, spend time in, take time in, peddle, piddle, potter, pudder, dabble, faddle fribble, fiddle-faddle, dally, dilly-dally, sleep, slumber, be asleep, hibernate, oversleep, sleep like a top, sleep like a log, sleep like a dormouse, sleep soundly, heavily, doze, drowze, snooze, nap, take a nap, dream, snore one's best, settle to sleep, go to sleep, go off to sleep, doze off, drop off, fall asleep, drop asleep, close the eyes, seal up the eyes, seal up eyelids, weigh down the eyelids, get sleep, nod, yawn, go to bed, turn, get some z's, stack z's, languish, expend itself, flag, hang fire, relax, render idle, sluggardize, mitigate.


VB be low, lie low, lie flat, underlie, crouch, slouch, wallow, grovel, lower.


VB move slowly, creep, crawl, lag, slug, drawl, linger, loiter, saunter, plod, trudge, stump along, lumber, trail, drag, dawdle, grovel, worm one's way, steal along, job on, rub on, bundle on, toddle, waddle, wabble, slug, traipse, slouch, shuffle, halt, hobble, limp, caludicate, shamble, flag, falter, trotter, stagger, mince, step short, march in slow time, march in funeral procession, take one's time, hang fire, retard, relax, slacken, check, moderate, rein in, curb, reef, strike sail, shorten sail, take in sail, put on the drag, apply the brake, clip the wings, reduce the speed, slacken speed, slacken one's pace, lose ground.

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