Definition of slouch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//slaʊtʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//slaʊtʃ//
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  • [usually singular] a way of standing or sitting in which your shoulders are not straight, so that you look tired or lazy See related entries: Lazy
  • Word Originearly 16th cent. (in the sense ‘lazy, slovenly person’): of unknown origin. Slouching was used to mean ‘hanging down, drooping’ (specifically describing a hat with a brim hanging over the face), and ‘having an awkward posture’ from the 17th cent.Idioms (informal) to be very good at something or quick to do something She's no slouch on the guitar.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: slouch

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