Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Verb: loiter  loy-tu(r)
  1. Spend time in one place doing little or wasting time
    "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square";
    - lounge, footle [informal], lollygag [N. Amer, informal], loaf [informal], lallygag [N. Amer, informal], hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around, dillydally [informal], dilly-dally [informal], mooch [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: loiters, loitered, loitering

Type of: be

Encyclopedia: Loiter