Thursday, July 29, 2010

Word of the Week - Slacker



Pronunciation: \ˈsla-kər\
Function: noun
Date: 1898
1 : a person who shirks work or obligation; especially : one who evades military service in time of war
2 : a person and especially a young person who is perceived to be disaffected, apathetic, cynical, or lacking ambition (ouch)
slacker adjective

From Thesaurus:

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: shirker 
Synonyms: avoider, bum, deadbeat, goldbrick, good-for-nothing, goof-off, idler, loafer, quitter, slouch

From Urban Dictionary:

1) The name of a great independent film from 1991 featuring such novelties as Madonna's pap smear. Shot in Austin, Texas, on a shoestring budget, it may be about the definitive movie on Slackers forever after.

Tends to be sort of affectionate slang in this context.

2) Synonym for a typical member of Generation X (born 1964-1981 roughly). Anyone who smoked reefer, wore flannel or owned the Chronic, Doggystyle or any music by Sublime, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam , Nirvana, Rancid , etc., in the first half of the 1990s. Anyone who liked movies directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Tends to be neutral slang, when used in this context.

3) Antonym of a politically aware member of the Baby Boo...


The Lambs were a bunch of slackers as of late that we failed to write fanfic recommendations. We blame it on the summer weather.


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