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



    BrE BrE//ˈləʊfə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈloʊfər//
    Footwear, Lazy
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  1. 1a person who wastes their time rather than working See related entries: Lazy
  2. 2 a flat leather shoe that you can put on your foot without fastening it See related entries: Footwear
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: perhaps from German Landläufer ‘tramp’, from Land ‘land’ + laufen (dialect lofen) ‘to run’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: loafer