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slouchy

[slou-chee]
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adjective, slouch·i·er, slouch·i·est.
  1. of or relating to a slouch or to a slouching manner, posture, etc.
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Origin of slouchy

First recorded in 1685–95; slouch + -y1
Related formsslouch·i·ly, adverbslouch·i·ness, nounun·slouch·y, adjective
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Related Words for slouchy

bowed, looped, rounded, arched, crooked, hooked, inclined, stooped, twisted, drooping, limp, round, arced, angled, wilted, contorted, hunched, warped, twined, slumped

Examples from the Web for slouchy

Contemporary Examples of slouchy

Historical Examples of slouchy

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

    Oh, You Tex!

    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.

    Bayou Folk

    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

slouchy

adjective -ier or -iest
  1. slouching; lazy
  2. (of clothes) casual, soft, and relatively unstructured
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Derived Formsslouchily, adverbslouchiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for slouchy

adj.

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

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