- shirker 1799, agent noun from SHIRK (Cf. shirk).
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Shirker — Shirk er, n. One who shirks. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
shirker — [n] slacker avoider, bum, deadbeat*, goldbrick, good for nothing, goof off*, idler, loafer, quitter, slouch; concepts 412,423 … New thesaurus
shirker — shirk ► VERB ▪ avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility). DERIVATIVES shirker noun. ORIGIN from obsolete shirk «sponger», perhaps from German Schurke scoundrel … English terms dictionary
shirker — noun see shirk … New Collegiate Dictionary
shirker — /sherr keuhr/, n. a person who evades work, duty, responsibility, etc. [1790 1800; SHIRK + ER1] * * * … Universalium
shirker — noun a) One who shirks a duty or responsibility. b) One who is lazy. Syn: goldbrick … Wiktionary
shirker — Synonyms and related words: bungler, clock watcher, disregarder, dodger, eye servant, goldbrick, goldbricker, goof off, idler, ignorer, malingerer, neglecter, negligent, old soldier, procrastinator, shirk, skulk, skulker, slacker, slinker, sloven … Moby Thesaurus
shirker — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. slacker, malingerer, *goldbricker, *deadbeat, *bum, dodger, truant, evader … English dictionary for students
shirker — shirkÂ·er || ÊƒÉœrkÉ™(r) /ÊƒÉœËk n. one who evades his duties, one who avoids fulfilling responsibilities … English contemporary dictionary
shirker — noun you ll find no shirkers in my crew Syn: dodger, truant, absentee, layabout, good for nothing, loafer, idler; informal slacker, bum, lazybones … Thesaurus of popular words