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slacker

[ slak-er ]
/ ˈslæk ər /
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noun
a person who evades his or her duty or work; shirker.
a person who evades military service.
an especially educated young person who is antimaterialistic, purposeless, apathetic, and usually works in a dead-end job.
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Origin of slacker

First recorded in 1790–1800; slack1 + -er1; def. 3 popularized by the film Slackers (1991)
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British Dictionary definitions for slacker

slacker
/ (ˈslækə) /

noun
a person who evades work or duty; shirker
informal
  1. an educated young adult characterized by cynicism and apathy
  2. (as modifier)slacker culture
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