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loafer

[ loh-fer ]
/ ˈloʊ fər /
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noun

a person who loafs; lazy person; idler.

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Origin of loafer

1820–30, Americanism; perhaps short for *landloafer vagabond; compare German (obsolete) Landläufer,Dutch landloper;see landloper

OTHER WORDS FROM loafer

loaf·er·ish, adjective

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Loafer
[ loh-fer ]
/ ˈloʊ fər /

Trademark.

a brand name for a moccasinlike slip-on shoe.
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British Dictionary definitions for loafer

loafer
/ (ˈləʊfə) /

noun

a person who avoids work; idler
a moccasin-like shoe for casual wear

Word Origin for loafer

C19: perhaps from German Landläufer vagabond
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