Definition of Slouch

1. Noun. An incompetent person; usually used in negative constructions. "He's no slouch when it comes to baseball"

Generic synonyms: Incompetent, Incompetent Person



2. Verb. Assume a drooping posture or carriage. "There slouch some children in the rocking chair"
Exact synonyms: Slump
Generic synonyms: Droop, Flag, Sag, Swag
Derivative terms: Sloucher

3. Noun. A stooping carriage in standing and walking.
Generic synonyms: Bearing, Carriage, Posture
Derivative terms: Slouchy

4. Verb. Walk slovenly. "The children slouch to the playground"
Generic synonyms: Walk

Definition of Slouch

1. n. A hanging down of the head; a drooping attitude; a limp appearance; an ungainly, clownish gait; a sidewise depression or hanging down, as of a hat brim.

2. v. i. To droop, as the head.

3. v. t. To cause to hang down; to depress at the side; as, to slouth the hat.

Definition of Slouch

1. Noun. A hanging down of the head; a drooping posture; a limp appearance ¹

2. Noun. any depression or hanging down, as of a hat brim. ¹

3. Noun. An awkward, heavy, clownish fellow. ¹

4. Verb. to hang or droop; to adopt a limp posture ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Slouch

1. to sit, stand, or move with a drooping posture [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slouch

slothlike
sloths
slotless
slotlike
slots
slottable
slotted
slotted attachment
slotten
slotter
slotters
slotting
slotting machine
slotting machines
slottings
slouch (current term)
slouch hat
slouched
sloucher
slouchers
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slouchier
slouchiest
slouchily
slouchiness
slouchinesses
slouching
slouchingly
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slough

Literary usage of Slouch

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1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"slouch. To slouch is to flag, to hang down for want of inherent stiffness, ... B. " No weather pleaseth: it is colde, therefore the slouch will not plow. ..."

2. Talking Business by John Mantle Clapp, L. N. Andres (1919)
"Do Not slouch In the first place, do not slouch. Most of us do that nearly all the time. We do not stand erect. We stand on one foot, with bent knees, ..."

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