a person who evades their duty or work; shirker.
an especially educated young person who is antimaterialistic, purposeless, apathetic, and usually works in a dead-end job.
a person who evades military service.
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How to use slacker in a sentence
When I flip the chips to switch to a gravel setup, I swap my wheels and all of a sudden have space for 40 millimeter tires, I get a longer effective fork and a chainstay length, plus a slacker headtube angle for a more stable ride on the dirt.
Even Broad City did its part for the girlboss cause, with Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson’s slacker alter egos squealing their way through a guest appearance from candidate Clinton.Pop Culture Is Finally Getting Over the Girlboss Heroine. What Comes Next? | Judy Berman | June 17, 2021 | Time
There were no obvious slackers among the House Republicans whose paperwork was released by Thursday afternoon, and a few stars.
As she teaches, Martinez asks students to repeat what they heard, and not just the last thing, because even the biggest slacker can parrot that back.Online classes are difficult for the hard of hearing. Here’s how to fix that. | Eli Reiter | February 9, 2021 | Popular-Science
The newest model of the Diverge, released in May 2020, has a longer reach and slacker front end, giving it a longer wheelbase, with the same responsive handling as previous models.
In the early days, “if you worked at home and you were a slacker, perhaps you got weeded out faster,” she said.Current, Former Yahoo Employees Question the Ban on Working From Home | Winston Ross | February 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The network excoriates its fired anchor by painting him as an arrogant and uncooperative slacker.Current TV Files a Blistering Countersuit Against Fired Anchor Keith Olbermann | Howard Kurtz | April 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Despite his slacker credentials, Smith had never had a pot habit.
Though he's not Clooney, Knocked Up's Rogen isn't the slacker he's often made out to be.
Nicole LaPorte on Pee-wee's first tweet, Diablo Cody's online ethics, and Oprah's slacker ways.
It was slacker water above the rapid; and all afternoon they slid slowly up on deep, winding reaches of the still, green river.The Gold Trail | Harold Bindloss
I don't say the fellow's vicious, but he's an extravagant slacker and a fool, which is perhaps as bad.The Girl From Keller's | Harold Bindloss
Well, in any event, they would not call him a slacker or a coward.
And being a slacker consists in not doing the work which you ought to do.
If a girl has a flower bed where she might grow tomatoes, and she grows roses there instead, you might call her a slacker.
British Dictionary definitions for slacker
a person who evades work or duty; shirker
an educated young adult characterized by cynicism and apathy
(as modifier): slacker culture
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