Definition of Shirker

1. Noun. A person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime).

Exact synonyms: Slacker
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Specialized synonyms: Goldbrick, Malingerer, Shammer, Skulker, Scrimshanker
Generic synonyms: Bum, Do-nothing, Idler, Layabout, Loafer
Derivative terms: Shirk, Slack



Definition of Shirker

1. n. One who shirks.

Definition of Shirker

1. Noun. One who shirks a duty or responsibility. ¹

2. Noun. One who is lazy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shirker

1. one that shirks [n -S] - See also: shirks

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shirker

shir
shiralee
shiralees
shiranui-gata
shire
shire horse
shire horses
shire town
shired
shireman
shiremen
shires
shiring
shirk
shirked
shirker (current term)
shirkers
shirking
shirks
shirky
shirl
shirley
shirokshinite
shirozulite
shirr
shirra
shirras
shirred
shirred egg
shirring

Literary usage of Shirker

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Practical Life Insurance Salesmanship and Ginger Talks: How to be a by Carl Slough (1913)
"There is no line of business where the shirker and the worker are so quickly and easily distinguished as in life insurance. There is on a staff of men, ..."

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