The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me ... he complains of my gab and my loitering.
The issue has quickly turned from the supposed issue at hand—namely, is he "loitering" in a place that forbids it?
He pleaded guilty to loitering and spent a month in County Jail, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Saw her the other week, in downtown Cambridge, loitering around the courthouse, probably waiting to go before a judge.
Nor did we cruise in the singles bar or Christopher Street sense, loitering with sexual intent.
The superintendent muttered an oath under his breath and nodded to the loitering policeman.
Two or three men were loitering about, and Ulick frowned as he saw them.
And all this time that the central authority were defied, artillerymen and linesmen were loitering about the streets of Cadiz.
Should any loitering monk—no, no, 'tis vacant, And all as yet is safe.
Then I heard Mr. Jermyn loitering at the stair-head while the Duke left the council-room.
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.