slouch

[ slouch ]
/ slaʊtʃ /
See synonyms for: slouch / slouched / sloucher on Thesaurus.com

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to cause to droop or bend down, as the shoulders or a hat.

noun

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of slouch

First recorded in 1505–15; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM slouch

sloucher, nounslouch·ing·ly, adverbun·slouched, adjectiveun·slouch·ing, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for slouch

British Dictionary definitions for slouch

slouch
/ (slaʊtʃ) /

verb

(intr) to sit or stand with a drooping bearing
(intr) to walk or move with an awkward slovenly gait
(tr) to cause (the shoulders) to droop

noun

a drooping carriage
(usually used in negative constructions) informal an incompetent or slovenly personhe's no slouch at football

Derived forms of slouch

sloucher, nounslouching, adjectiveslouchingly, adverb

Word Origin for slouch

C16: of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012