shirker

[ shur-ker ]
/ ˈʃɜr kər /

noun

a person who evades work, duty, responsibility, etc.

Nearby words

  1. shire,
  2. shire highlands,
  3. shire horse,
  4. shirer,
  5. shirk,
  6. shirleen,
  7. shirley,
  8. shirley poppy,
  9. shirley temple,
  10. shirley, james

Origin of shirker

First recorded in 1790–1800; shirk + -er1

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Word Origin and History for shirker

shirker

n.

1799, agent noun from shirk.

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