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Noun: slacker  sla-ku(r)
Usage: informal
  1. Person who does no work
    - idler, loafer, do-nothing [informal], layabout [informal], bum [N. Amer, informal], shirker [informal], deadbeat [informal]
  2. [US, informal] (military) a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
    - shirker
Adjective: slack (slacker,slackest)  slak
  1. Not tense or taut
    "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope";
    - loose
  2. Flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide
    "slack water"
  3. Lacking in rigour or strictness
    "slack in maintaining discipline";
    - lax

Derived forms: slackers

See also: lax, negligent, standing

Type of: nonworker

Encyclopedia: Slacker

Slack, James