loiter VERB stand around or move without apparent purpose.
loiter with intent — Cf. ↑loiter with intent
DERIVATIVES loiterer noun.
ORIGIN perhaps from Dutch loteren 'wag about' .

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  • loiterer — noun One who loiters, one who lingers or hangs around. Though unusual in the Dublin area he knew that it was not by any means unknown for desperadoes who had next to nothing to live on to be abroad waylaying and generally terrorising peaceable… …   Wiktionary

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