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Definition of the noun slouch

What does slouch mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: slouches

  1. an incompetent person; usually used in negative constructions
    • example: he's no slouch when it comes to baseball
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: incompetent / incompetent person = someone who is not competent to take effective action
  2. a stooping carriage in standing and walking
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: bearing / carriage / posture = characteristic way of bearing one's body

Alternative definition of the noun slouch


  1. A hanging down of the head; a drooping posture; a limp appearance
  2. any depression or hanging down, as of a hat brim.
  3. An awkward, heavy, clownish fellow.

Definition of the verb slouch

What does slouch mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: slouched | slouching | slouches

  1. assume a drooping posture or carriage
  2. walk slovenly

Alternative definition of the verb slouch


  1. to hang or droop; to adopt a limp posture


"Slouch" is a musical single of The Edsel Auctioneer.

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Phrases with Slouch

  1. slouch hat
  2. No Slouch

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Slouch

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Google previewAppleton's European Guide Book for English-speaking Travellers (1886)

Slouch is the nearest railway station, ...

Google previewHow To Be The Next Top Model (2015)

19 Secrets Revealed By A Professional Modeling Instructor That You Must Know To Succeed In Modeling by Colleen M. Jansen

Don't slouch. Slouch is a typical habit that many people have. It looks tacky when ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

'SLOUCH, b. j. \shff, Danish, stupid.] 1. A uwncaft look ; a depression of the head. In Scotland, an ungainly gait ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

SLOUCH, n. j. [sloff, Danish, stupid.] ...

Google previewAn universal etymological English dictionary ... Twentieth edition, with considerable improvements (1763)

by Nathan Bailey

SLOUCH [probably of Bloff, Dain-J a great lubherly Fellow, a Country Bumpkin. SLOUCHlNG, clownish, awkward in Hebaviotrr. . SLOV'EN [slorffl Du. or os scblansz, Tent. careless] a nasty, beaslly Fellow. v fiLOV'ENLlNESS, Nasiincss, ...

Google previewWebster's II Children's Dictionary (2003)

anoun, plural sluices sloth slouch verb To have or move with a bent posture: Don't slouch; stand up straight. anoun A bending down of the head ...

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Usage statistics about slouch

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Slouch Meaning

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Scrabble value of S1L1O1U1C3H4

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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