Dev Patel loitered around another corridor, waiting for his plugged-in phone to charge.
Their very posture—the way they loitered and leaned and lolled about—was insolent.
Meg loitered a moment watching her, then she clambered over the stile and was off.
He had loitered so long about the Junction that it was the eighteenth of December when he left it.
Breakfast was not loitered over on the following morning, and we hurried out to our post.
They had loitered along the way and he had simply outstripped them.
Jim looked at her, loitered, played with his cap, and seemed unwilling to leave.
Scarcely had they loitered through her lips ere she was lost in slumber.
He loitered around the house, and threw himself in Margaret's way when she went out visiting or shopping.
He loitered about in adjacent doorways, quite like a hired fellow.
early 15c., "idle one's time, dawdle over work," from Middle Dutch loteren "be loose or erratic, shake, totter" like a loose tooth or a sail in a storm; in modern Dutch, leuteren "to delay, linger, loiter over one's work." Probably cognate with Old English lutian "lurk," and related to Old English loddere "beggar;" Old High German lotar "empty, vain," luzen "lurk;" German Lotterbube "vagabond, rascal," lauschen "eavesdrop;" Gothic luton "mislead;" Old English lyðre "base, bad, wicked." Related: Loitered; loitering.