Good at chess and no slouch at bridge, either.
I slouched to the fridge to see if there was anything to eat.
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.
When you are slumped over on the sofa instead of sitting up straight, this is an example of when you slouch on the sofa.
Origin of slouch
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old Norse slÃ³kr (“a slouching, lazy fellow"), (cognate to Swedish sloka, to wilt, slouch.