slouch VERB 1) stand, move, or sit in a lazy, drooping way. 2) dated bend one side of the brim of (a hat) downwards.
NOUN 1) a lazy, drooping posture or movement. 2) informal an incompetent person: he was no slouch at making a buck.
DERIVATIVES slouchy adjective.
ORIGIN of unknown origin.

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  • Slouch — Slouch, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Slouched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slouching}.] 1. To droop, as the head. [1913 Webster] 2. To walk in a clumsy, lazy manner. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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