Synonyms and related words:
Arab, beach bum, beachcomber, beggar, bo, bum, bummer, cadger, clock watcher, dallier, dawdle, dawdler, diddler, dillydallier, do-nothing, dogie, dolittle, doodler, drone, faineant, gamin, gamine, gentleman of leisure, goldbrick, goldbricker, goof-off, guttersnipe, hobo, homeless waif, idler, laggard, landloper, lazybones, lazzarone, lingerer, loiterer, loller, losel, lotus-eater, lounge lizard, lounger, lubber, mendicant, mendicant friar, mendicant order, moocher, mope, moper, mudlark, panhandler, piker, potterer, putterer, ragamuffin, ragman, ragpicker, rounder, schnorrer, scrounger, shirker, ski bum, slouch, sloucher, slug, slugabed, sluggard, stick-in-the-mud, stiff, stray, street Arab, street urchin, sundowner, surf bum, swagman, swagsman, tatterdemalion, tennis bum, time killer, time waster, tramp, trifler, turnpiker, urchin, vag, vagabond, vagrant, waif, waifs and strays, waiter on Providence, wastrel

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Loafer — – ein klassischer Herrenfreizeitschuh Mit Loafer bezeichnet der Fachmann einen Schlupfhalbschuh mit Absatz. Das bekannteste Loafermodell ist der Pennyloafer (auch Collegeschuh genannt). Mokassins zählen nicht zu den Loafern, da sie keinen Absatz… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • loafer — ☆ loafer [lōf′ər ] n. 1. [prob. contr. < land loafer < Ger landläufer, a vagabond (akin to Du landlooper, obs. E landloper) < land, LAND + laufen, to run: see LEAP] a person who loafs; lounger; idler 2. [< Loafer, a former trademark]… …   English World dictionary

  • loafer — ● loafer nom masculin (américain loafer, de to loaf, paresser) Chaussure basse, du genre « décolleté », pour homme, sans laçage …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Loafer — Loafer; loafer; …   English syllables

  • Loafer — Loaf er, n. [G. l[ a]ufer a runner, Prov. G. laufer, lofer, fr. laufen to run. See {Leap}.] 1. One who loafs; a lazy lounger. Lowell. [1913 Webster] 2. A type of shoe without laces which can be easily slipped on or off; originally a trademark; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loafer — (englisch amerikan., spr. lōfer), etwa soviel wie Bummler, Pflastertreter, in den großen Hafenstädten Amerikas und Australiens Bezeichnung für Subjekte, die es namentlich auf die gefüllten Beutel der Einwanderer abgesehen haben. Vgl. Runner …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • loafer — index parasite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • loafer — idler, person who loafs, 1830, of uncertain origin (see LOAF (Cf. loaf) (v.)). As a type of shoe, 1937. Related: Loafers …   Etymology dictionary

  • loafer — [n] person who is idle, lazy beachcomber, deadbeat, do nothing, good for nothing*, goof off*, idler, lazybones*, lounger, malingerer, ne’er do well*, shirker, slacker, slouch, sluggard, sponger, wanderer, waster, wastrel; concept 412 Ant. hard… …   New thesaurus

  • loafer — ► NOUN 1) a person who idles their time away. 2) trademark a leather shoe shaped like a moccasin, with a flat heel. ORIGIN perhaps from German Landläufer tramp …   English terms dictionary

  • loafer —    ‘Get up, you lazy loafer,’ says a woman to a man in Like Any Other Man, by Patrick Boyle. A loafer is one who loafs about, something which obviously has no connection with a loaf of bread. In Swedish lofdag means a leave day or holiday: Dutch… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

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