An example of to shirk is a receptionist leaving work while a customer is left on hold.
Origin of shirk
- Perhaps from German Schurke scoundrel Old High German fiurscurgo demon fiur fire scurigen to stir up
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Arabic Ø´Ø±Ùƒ (Å¡irk, "idolatry").