adjective, slouch·i·er, slouch·i·est.

of or relating to a slouch or to a slouching manner, posture, etc.

Origin of slouchy

First recorded in 1685–95; slouch + -y1
Related formsslouch·i·ly, adverbslouch·i·ness, nounun·slouch·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for slouchy

Contemporary Examples of slouchy

  • Sailor striped knits paired with the slouchy denim—very Jean Paul Gaultier.

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    How Chic Is J.C. Penney?

    Renata Espinosa

    August 19, 2009

Historical Examples of slouchy

  • He was a heavy-set, slouchy man in jeans, broad-shouldered and bowlegged.

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    William Macleod Raine

  • Can the Yankee regiments with their slouchy Dutchmen hope to capture it!

    The Crisis, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • It's the slouchy horse that breaks his kind owner's neck some day.

    Desert Conquest

    A. M. Chisholm

  • Evariste, slim and slouchy, was waiting for his daughter in the cabin door.

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    Kate Chopin

  • Off the stage—and I have never seen them on—they are tired and slouchy and easy-going.

British Dictionary definitions for slouchy


adjective -ier or -iest

slouching; lazy
(of clothes) casual, soft, and relatively unstructured
Derived Formsslouchily, adverbslouchiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for slouchy

1690s, from slouch + -y (2). Related: Slouchily; slouchiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper