Slouch meaning

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To droop or hang carelessly, as a hat.
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To sit, stand, or walk with an awkward, drooping posture.
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To cause to droop; stoop.
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An awkward, drooping posture or gait.
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An awkward, lazy, or inept person.

Good at chess and no slouch at bridge, either.

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A hanging down or drooping, as of a hat brim.
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To sit, stand, walk, etc. in a slouch.
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To droop, as a hat brim.
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To cause to slouch.
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A hanging down of the head; a drooping posture; a limp appearance.

He sat with an unenthusiastic slouch.

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Any depression or hanging down, as of a hat brim.

The plant hung in a permanent slouch.

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(dated) An awkward, heavy, clownish fellow.
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(intransitive) To hang or droop; to adopt a limp posture.

Do not slouch when playing a flute.

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(intransitive) To walk in a clumsy, lazy manner.

I slouched to the fridge to see if there was anything to eat.

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Slouch is defined as an incompetent person or a lazy, drooping, improper posture.

The casual, lazy position you sit in when slumped on the sofa instead of sitting up straight is an example of a slouch.

A person who is extremely skilled at playing poker is an example of someone who is no slouch at poker.

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The definition of slouch is to move, sit or stand with bad posture, with your shoulders bent forward.

When you are slumped over on the sofa instead of sitting up straight, this is an example of when you slouch on the sofa.

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Origin of slouch

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Norse slókr (“a slouching, lazy fellow"), (cognate to Swedish sloka, to wilt, slouch.

    From Wiktionary